When the DCEU was flailing about, falling down and causing incoming Warner Bros. chief David Zaslav all sorts of issues, one thing added to his shitlist – talent misbehaving. The star of one of their biggest upcoming features, The Flash, was seemingly on a self-destructive spiral.
Ezra Miller had become synonymous with all sorts of violent and criminal behavior. Assault, affray, accusations of kidnapping, breaking and entering, theft. This was a big headache for the studio as The Flash was receiving off the charts rave reviews from test screenings and seemingly had an important role to play in the rebirth and reset of the DCEU into the DCU.
The actor publicly apologized in August and sought help. He released a statement saying he was suffering complex mental health issues. He stated he was seeking return to:
“…a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
As part of his rehabilitation, he is expected to enter a guilty plea tomorrow to a lesser charge of trespassing in someone’s home in the U.S. state of Vermont.
Miller was charged with unlawful trespassing, two charges of burglary in an unoccupied dwelling, and petty larceny over stealing a number of bottles of spirits from a neighbouring property. This would have carried a sentence of 25 years.
According to reports in the US media, an agreement between parties has been reached to drop two charges and leave Miller facing a 90 day suspended sentence, a year’s probation and a $500 fine.
The Flash will be released on June 16th and then we will see how the multiverse and time-travel shenanigans pave the way for the Gunn/Safran plan.