WB is Frantically Searching for Ezra Miller's Replacement for The Flash 2

WB is Frantically Searching for Ezra Miller's Replacement for The Flash 2
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Ezra Miller would be the last name to star in a kids-friendly film adaptation of the superhero comic book.

In the passing years the actor, 29, who identifies as non-binary and uses they and them pronouns, has starred in headlines and news more often than on screen. There were so many reports of physical and verbal abuse, grooming, disorderly conduct, and harassment that could destroy any career. But Ezra Miller was still standing. At some point, it even seemed that they managed to escape with an apology and promise to undergo therapy treatment.

There is one obvious reason why Miller's studio, Warner Bros., is reluctant to let them go. The stakes for WB are too high — basically, the whole existence of DC Universe. The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, opens in theaters on June 23, 2023, and is supposed to become a key entry to freshly rebuilt Warner Bros.'s DCEU, starring also two Batmen: Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton. The movie keeps getting postponed since 2018 and is almost finished filming with a $200 million budget.

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It was reported in October that Ezra Miller was still filming new scenes for the movie. But they may have been the last ones. As an anonymous insider and scooper MyTimeToShineHello repeated constantly on Twitter:

"Ezra is getting replaced post-Flash movie no matter what. It's just the way it is."

Warner Bros. seems to be ready to wait till the movie is out and to see if it is successful despite all the controversy and only decide on the replacement after that. But if rumors are true, the decision is almost made. The shortlist consists of the names like the CW's Flash actor Grant Gustin, Dylan O'Brien, and Lucas Till. But studios' number one choice is George MacKay, best known for his role as Lance Corporal in 1917. The 30 years old British actor has already starred in a few independent movies but he is a fresh enough face for the superhero franchise.

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Fans seem to agree, as the news of MacKay's probable casting was received well among the Twitter community.

"Probably who they should've gotten to play the Flash in the first place instead of that drug addled walking disaster," is a general response.