September 30, 2022

Ezra Miller Tries to Save The Flash in Meeting With Warner Bros. – The Hollywood Reporter

It was one of the most consequential weeks in DC’s history. Warner Bros. It appears that Discovery Manager has been found To take the lead That division’s film and television ventures. there Funeral rites For a canceled movie Bad girl. And this Moving large tents Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom And Shazam! Wrath of the Gods The newly acquired studio revealed shifting sands under its feet.

Amidst all the commotion this week on the Burbank lot, one could easily have missed walking around the offices and running into meetings of the highest order. But that’s it Ezra Millerstar of Warners’ high-profile film, FlashAnd their CAA agent, Scott Metzger, did on Wednesday — the same day a Bad girl The screening took place.

Miller, who uses the pronouns they/them, and their agent met with new Warner Bros. film chairs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdi to discuss how to not only talk, but to be. FlashJune 23, 2023 release date, but reaffirmed their commitment to the film and apologized for bringing negative attention to the product and company.

For the past two years, Miller has been there A center of arrests and controversiesOn August 15, the actor announced that he was seeking help for mental health issues. said the actor In a statement at the time, he said, “I would like to apologize to everyone for the concern and upset I caused by my past behavior.”

After learning that De Luca and Abdi had considered all options, Miller promised to seek help, according to sources. Flash, including canceling the $200 million movie if things escalated with Miller. While the actor was said to be unmindful of the stream of negative headlines, the thought of the film being canceled spurred them into action. A source says: “They care about Flash. This is one of their favorite characters to play.

Details of the meeting were not disclosed, but it was the first time Miller spoke with De Luca and Abdi, who in early July ran the film division and acquired the DC slate of films in various stages of post-production. The actor apologized and confirmed their commitment to both care and production.

Warners had no comment and Miller’s representatives could not be reached for comment.

This action comes as work FlashDirected by Andy Muschietti, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslau hasn’t budged on its release date, and it’s moving full speed ahead, despite Warners pushing it back this week. Shazam! Wrath of the Gods In 2022 and Aquaman 2 From March 2023 to Christmas of that year. (Aquaman’s Pushed due to the need for a long runway to complete intense and complex visual effects Shazam! Departed from the juggernaut a week away from the date Avatar: The Way of the Water.)

Next week, composer Benjamin Wallfisch will head a scoring session at London’s Abbey Road Studios, according to sources. Visual effects work continues and will be completed by the end of the year.

After months of headlines about Miller, the mood was about it Flash Even though the film still has a ways to go before its final release date, there is a lot more hope than there has been in some time. Still, The film received high marks in test screenings as Christopher Nolan’s Batman films and executives and creators believed they had the ingredients to live up to those marks and achieve critical and box office success.

— Carolyn Giardina contributed to this story.