Warner Bros. Reportedly Considering Canceling The Flash Amid Ezra Miller's Controversies

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Last week, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav affirmed that they are still committed to releasing The Flash in theaters after speculations that they might scrap the project following the numerous controversies surrounding its star Ezra Miller. Some fans have been dismayed about the studio's lack of response to the actor's controversies and standing by the release of the film while canceling Batgirl, another DC project.

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However, according to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has been weighing three options on the fate of The Flash as a result of its lead star's controversies and one of the scenarios that they're considering is to cancel the film altogether.

For the first option, if Miller decided to seek professional help regarding their issues and has shown progress from it, the actor could give an interview explaining their erratic behavior over the past few years and do limited press for the film and have it released in theaters as planned.

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For the second option, if Miller didn't seek professional help, the studio will still release the film in theaters as planned. However, the actor will not be involved in the marketing and publicity of the film and they will also not play the role going forward in future projects.

For the third option, if the situation went from bad to worse, the studio's last resort will be to cancel the film altogether which would be an unprecedented move due to its $200 million spend. Reshooting with a different actor is also not an option since Miller is in almost every scene and plays multiple characters.

It looks like the studio is prepared for any situation that will happen with the actor in the coming months if it gets worse or not. Considering that they still have ten months left before its scheduled release, they will be taking all the time that they need to make a decision on the fate of the film.

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The Flash is currently slated for release in theaters on June 23, 2023.