Like the ongoing drama surrounding the upcoming DC movie The lightning seemed to get more complicated by the day, Ezra Miller has finally broken his silence and issued a statement and apology. It was recently reported that Warner Bros considered three options to The lightning which features Miller as the protagonist and in multi-universe roles. WB would either limit Ezra’s promotional appearances along with Miller seeking professional help, cut Miller completely out of promotion and rework the Flash character for future films, or just scrap the film altogether.
It now appears that Miller has decided to work with Warners on the first option. A representative for Ezra issued a statement from Flash star to Variety saying
“Having gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I suffer from complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment. I would like to apologize to everyone for being disturbed and upset by my past behavior. I am committed to doing the work necessary to get back to a healthy, safe and productive phase of my life.”
This should bring some relief to the studio. The lightning debacle is just one of the many problems plaguing WB/DC at the moment. After the news of Batgirl is cancelled and programming changes coming to HBOMax, fans of the DC comics property were unsure about the future of a number of projects involving characters from the universe.
Miller still has a lot of image rebuilding to do in the meantime. This year has been very troubling for the actor and the behavior exhibited has resulted in several arrests and a number of unfortunate victims of said behavior from Ezra. Warner Bros. began to see The lightning star as a liability, especially since they were also uncertain about Miller’s fate regarding Fantastic beasts franchise that Miller also plays a role in. Famously, Johnny Depp was removed from the franchise due to the allegations of abuse by Amber Heard, but now even the actor who replaced him, Mads Mikkelsen, believes that Depp may be welcome back to the franchise (if it continues at all).
What do you think? Should Ezra Miller get another chance?