Warner Brothers need to remove Ezra Miller as The Flash and in the next Fantastic Beasts because his disgusting behaviour over this week has proved he doesn’t deserve to be involved in two massive franchises.
If you haven’t heard this past weekend, Miller was arrested in a Hawaiian karaoke bar in Hilo for disorderly conduct and harassment.
The Hawaiian Police Department (via The Independent) posted a statement on Facebook saying the 29-year-old Justice League star got “agitated” by people enjoying themselves at a karaoke session.
“Miller began yelling obscenities and at one point grabbed the microphone from a 23-year-old woman singing karaoke and later lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts,” the police statement said. “The bar owner asked Miller to calm down several times to no avail.”
He was arrested with a bail set at $500 (£381). It gets so much worse as the two Hawaii residents who helped bail him out have filed for a temporary restraining order against him, claiming the actor harassed and threatened them.
The court records, obtained by Associated Press, state the complaint claims Miller “burst into the bedroom of the petitioner(s) and threatened” the alleged male victim “saying ‘I will bury you and your slut wife.’”
And this court order happened on Monday (28th March), so on the same night they bailed him out, his attitude got worst. The couple accuses Miller of stealing their personal belongings, including a wallet and passports.
The document states, “The respondent is famous and wealthy, this makes access to weapons much easier; as well as sending associates to harass the petitioner.”
The weird sidebar is that the wealthy Miller was staying in the couple’s hostel in Hawaii instead of a five-star hotel.
What happens next? Well, it’s too late for WB to do anything with Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore as it comes out next week, but the studio, either with current execs or privately with incoming new boss David Zaslav, has to release a statement.
In that statement, which should be signed by the WB chairman Toby Emmerich, DC Films Walter Hamada, Ann Sarnoff and outgoing WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar to show a united front, say they tried to work with Miller following the online footage in 2020 privately in-house (that could be a lie but might as well cover your arse), but following the events of this week they have terminated our deals with the actor.
Additionally, via the US trades, they can reveal with The Flash coming out in June 2023, director Andy Muschietti will be casting a new Barry Allen as they head into reshoots focusing mainly on replacing all scenes involving Miller. Similar to Ridley Scott replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in 2017’s All The Money In The World.
Furthermore, depending on what happens in Secrets of Dumbledore, WB will be looking for someone to replace Miller as Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore for the rest of the franchise run.
Finally, for himself, his career, and people’s safety, the We Need To Talk About Kevin star needs to go into rehab. Sorting out his addiction to alcohol/drugs and other issues he’s dealing with because even if he has a mental illness, that’s not an excuse for being a dick.