Miller has played a crucial role in the overall project, despite some negative news surrounding their personal life. While The Flash boasts several exciting aspects like Ben Affleck’s return as Batman, Sasha Calle’s debut as Supergirl, and the reprisal of Michael Shannon as Zod and Antje Traue as Faora-UI, many DC fans are eagerly anticipating Michael Keaton’s comeback as Batman from the Tim Burton films.
It is true that Miller has faced legal troubles, including accusations of disorderly conduct, assault, harassment, and burglary between 2020 and 2022. However, in August 2022, he acknowledged his behaviour and issued an apology, indicating that they have sought treatment for their mental health issues.
Despite these personal challenges, working with the actor does not appear to have posed any issues during filming.
Ezra Miller Could Return For A Flash Sequel
If [a sequel] happens, yes. I don’t think there’s anyone that can play that character as well as they did. The other depictions of the character are great, but this particular vision of the character, they just excelled in doing it. And, as you said, the two Barrys – it feels like a character that was made for them.
Barbara Muschietti added:
In principal photography, Ezra was brilliant and the most committed and the most professional [actor]. Ezra gave everything for this role – physically, creatively, emotionally. They were absolutely supreme.
Despite the actor facing significant personal challenges that have garnered attention and even led to calls for the film to be cancelled, it appears that they have managed to maintain professionalism by keeping their personal and work lives separate.
This situation parallels another film production, the 2022 movie Daliland, where director Mary Harron expressed her admiration for Miller, considering them as one of the greatest actors she has worked with, in an interview with Deadline last September.
Even Miller’s The Flash co-star Saoirse-Monika Jackson said to Vanity Fair back in October 2022:
What a remarkable talent, and I think what a brilliant Flash. It’s just the perfect casting for The Flash. When the world sees that performance, they’ll be completely blown away.
Warner Bros Discovery had the opportunity to halt the project, similar to what they did with Batgirl, due to the negative news surrounding Ezra Miller. However, for reasons unknown, The Flash has persisted despite the challenges.
The Flash Director Thinks Miller Excelled In Role
If Miller had proven difficult to work with, the studio could have chosen to recast the role or even cancelled the film altogether. Yet, they opted to continue collaborating with the actor and move forward. It’s worth noting that The Flash underwent significant changes, with DC Films initially planning to reboot the DC universe, while Warner Bros Discovery expressed interest in preserving the SnyderVerse before ultimately deciding to do a semi-reboot instead.
With these constant shifts, it is conceivable that the reshoots for the film might have presented challenges, although not necessarily related to Miller themselves. Reports have surfaced stating that scenes featuring Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot were filmed for The Flash but were ultimately cut from the final version of the film.
The upcoming DC film has been generating a lot of positive buzz, with some even considering it as one of the best DC comic book adaptations, potentially surpassing Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. It is noteworthy that Warner Bros. Discovery has opted not to require non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for those who have seen the film through advance screenings, creating a sense of confidence in its quality. Additionally, they have garnered attention by arranging early viewings for notable figures such as Tom Cruise and Stephen King to generate further excitement.
As for the future of Ezra Miller’s portrayal of The Flash, it remains uncertain. Speculation suggests that the film may conclude with The Flash encountering George Clooney’s Batman, implying that he is unable to return to his own universe. This leaves the door open for a potential sequel, contingent on the performance and reception of the film.
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