CinemaCon has taken over Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas for its exhibition of Hollywood’s most anticipated future projects.
From Olivia Wilde’s strange on-stage custody paper-serving event to the first look at footage from James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water,” lots is occurring as the film business recovers from the COVID-19 epidemic.
Warner Bros. and DC Films allegedly showcased the future of the DC Extended Universe at the convention by finally presenting the first footage from the long-awaited Ezra Miller-directed “The Flash” film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film revolves on Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) returning back in time to prevent his mother’s death, resulting in the kind of timeline-altering events that have been popular in the superhero blockbuster genre in recent years.
But, behind the scenes, recent news hasn’t been positive. Miller, the film’s major actor, has made news in recent years for several stories of their arrests and other unruly behaviour. According to Rolling Stone, Warner Bros. and DC have agreed to halt production on any future projects involving Miller in the DC Extended Universe.
So, despite the fact that new footage for “The Flash” was shown at CinemaCon, it appears that many fans aren’t thinking about the film’s plot right now – at least, not in Miller’s opinion.
Fans of The Flash on Reddit appear to be ready for DC to move on from Ezra Miller. DC fans congregated on Reddit’s r/movies group to debate the debut of “The Flash” footage at CinemaCon, and many of them appear to be united by one goal at this point: dumping on Ezra Miller’s legal woes and the absurdly delayed production schedule for “The Flash” standalone movie.
“WB deciding if they can change the title to BATMAN: FLASHPOINT,” wrote one Redditor, joking that the studio may be better served turning this into a Batman-focused film starring Keaton. It’s worth noting that even before Miller’s recent troubles, most of the promotion for this film has focused on Keaton’s Batman, rather than the titular scarlet speedster.
Another user responded to the much-discussed notion that Warner Bros. could drop Miller entirely if they get arrested again. “Grant Gustin gonna get CGI’d in,” wrote u/ContinuumGuy, calling out the actor who plays the Flash on CW’s long-running Arrowverse series featuring Barry Allen. Multiple Reddit users speculated that even if the film couldn’t be reshot with another actor in Miller’s place, that it seemed likely that they would be recast in a sequel.
And it’s not just Flash fans on Reddit going after Ezra Miller. It’s on Twitter too: