A new report has suggested that Warner Bros. is preparing for multiple scenarios as The Flash star Ezra Miller becomes embroiled in even more legal trouble. In the worst-case scenario, the movie could even be scrapped entirely.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is reportedly considering three different scenarios. The first involves releasing the film with limited press. Apparently Warner’s only stipulation in this case is that Miller seeks professional help after returning to their family home. Eventually, Miller would have to give an interview explaining their behavior. Miller would then do a limited amount of press following the film’s release.
The second option is that the film is still released even if Miller doesn’t seek help. They would not participate in marketing or press for the film. That’s an unusual move for a film’s star, but given the circumstances, it would make sense. Following the film’s release, Miller would not play The Flash in any future projects.
The third solution would be to scrap the movie completely. Miller plays multiple characters and is in almost every scene, making it practically impossible to save even through recasting and reshoots. This is apparenty very much a worst case scenario, reserved for if Miller’s situation continues to deteriorate. It would be a shocking blow if this scenario occurred, considering the film’s cost of $200 million.
Earlier this week, it was thought The Flash, alongside Blue Beetle, were safe following the unexpected cancellation of Batgirl. But with Miller’s legal troubles rising, it appears that Warner may be preparing for both the best and the worst. This is despite Miller filming additional scenes over the summer amid growing legal troubles.
Following their charge of felony burglary several days ago, Warner Bros. has felt the heat. A report from Rolling Stone surfaced detailing Vermont’s child services department’s attempt to locate a mother and three children who had allegedly been staying with the actor. Miller deleted their Instagram account earlier this summer and all but disappeared as they faced trouble in Hawaii, Massachusetts, and North Dakota.