Ezra Miller met with Warner Bros. to make amends regarding The Flash.
Miller is said to have reiterated their recent apology and promise to seek help for mental health issues, which has contributed to a slew of negative headlines.
Warner Bros.’ current PR problem with The Flash star Ezra Miller, dubbed “PR Problem No. 834 Affecting Warner Bros. Discovery At The Moment,” appears to have reached a point of resolution. According to THR, Miller (who has been the subject of a veritable Joker-level of lawsuits and alleged criminal behaviour in recent years) met with studio executives Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdy this week, promising that they’re taking their recent pledge to seek help for mental health issues (and, presumably, create less bad buzz for the film as a result) seriously.
According to THR, the meeting, which also included Miller’s agent, Scott Metzger, took place on the same day as one of those Batgirl funeral screenings that the creators of that shuttered film have been holding on the Warner Bros. lot; a number of people have pointed out a double standard in the way that film has been killed for no reason other than being a handy tax write-off, while Miller’s movie is apparently being kept alive at all costs, despite the increasing number of people who
The issues surrounding Miller have certainly been diverse and strange, with an increasingly loud and disturbing series of accusations and counter-accusations. What isn’t abstract, however, is the impact it’s had on perceptions of The Flash, raising serious concerns about whether the film—a key component of Warner’s ongoing efforts to reassemble its superhero franchises into a coherent core—will hold steady until its June 23, 2023 release date.
Miller issued a public apology in mid-August, along with a pledge to work on their mental health in an effort to reduce the number of “Ezra Miller terrorises small island state” headlines that have been circulating online recently. The actor (who, according to an anonymous source, loves playing The Flash and doesn’t want to lose the role) presumably said as much to De Luca and Abdy, who recently moved from MGM to Warner Bros. Discovery. The film is currently in post-production; Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has stated that he has seen a cut of the $200 million film and is pleased with the outcome.