Ezra Miller Faces Felony Charges After Warner Bros CEO Praises ‘Flash’ Movie
Ezra Miller, David Zaslav continues to revamp Warner Brothers’ DC cinematic universe, in the midst of a scandal over allegations of criminal behaviour by one of the studio’s biggest stars.
Ezra Miller, who portrays Barry Allen, is currently charged with felony robbery. Miller was accused of stealing skis from a fellow actor in VT.
The incident occurred on May 1 and Ezra Miller is accused of participating. According to the report, a surveillance video indicates that Miller was present and they were issued a citation on Sunday to appear in Vermont Superior Court on Sept. 26 for arraignment.
This latest pattern has begun to unfold in unsettling ways, following complaints of misconduct that have been put forth as early as 2020.
January 3rd in 2022, Ezra Miller was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment. Months later, on April 12th of 2022, Ezra Miller was arrested again after an altercation that led to the hospitalization of a woman for injuries sustained when Miller is accused of throwing a chair.
Two significant orders of protection were recently handed down in recent months. One to a twelve-year-old child in Massachusetts and one to Gibson Iron Eyes, an 18-year-old Standing Rock activist who was allegedly groomed by Miller according to the parents involved, Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle.
The media have alleged that Miller was living a 25-year-old mother and her 3 children in his ranch in Stamford. The property has been also allegedly used to grow cannabis illegally and has several firearms on the premises.
Warner Bros. has filed charges against Miller who, despite having a felony burglary charge, is currently working as part of the crew for the upcoming $100 million “The Flash” film.
Tim Pawlenty, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery Company, praised the film during their earnings call recently.
“We have great DC films coming up,” said Warner media chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara during the call. “Black Adam, Shazam!, and Flash are in development.”
The company remained silent during Ezra Miller’s arrest earlier this year, and so emergency meetings were held in April to discuss the controversies that have recently surrounded the studio. Sources within the company say that the studio will be moving forward from this point on.
In that time, the film was considered viable and set for release, but Warner Bros. announced that it would pause future projects involving the actor.
While movie studio Warner Brothers has yet to pull the plug on “The Flash,” the entire presentation at CinemaCon during late April had an air of uncertainty. The studio teased “The Flash” during their presentation and suggested that they will still move ahead with the film next year.
Ezra Miller’s latest run-in with the law only underscores fan anger toward the studio, which controversially shelved the straight-to-streaming DC film “Batgirl” last week.
After Warner Bros. Discovery acquired Discovery, a leading international media company, many were disappointed that the idea for the film of Leslie Grace was scrapped. The decision seemed to be as a response from the new CEO to cut costs following the merger of Discovery and Warner Bros.
Zaslav took the helm at Warner Bros. in April, and has actively sought to re-focus the company’s content strategy. Now, the company is prioritizing streaming and digital media over traditional TV production. Former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar sought to prioritize streaming and digital media, but Zaslav is focusing on television production as well.
Rather than having one film that would likely never be produced because of the lack of funds, the CEO has given a measly budget to create several projects and market them in a way that they can succeed.