Finally, the Flash star Ezra Miller Apologizes in public for his run of arrests and unpredictable conduct, which have kept him in the news since April.
“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment. I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.” Ezra Miller Apologizes in statement.
Miller’s apology appears to have been motivated by Warner Bros.’s vested interest in seeing the Miller-starring Flash movie through to its June release. This DC blockbuster has a lot on the line for the company, and it was created around a star who is becoming more and more troublesome.
Flash has more stakes than Batgirl, which was suddenly canceled last month as a tax write-off, making outright cancellation a less than desirable alternative. The movie, which has already wrapped up filming, has a $200 million budget and gives a chance to realign the fragile DC extended universe given the character’s ability to jump across timelines and planets. Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton, two former Batmen, also make brief appearances.
Sources said last week that Warner Bros. had examined three alternatives for moving forward. Miller receives professional assistance. After some time, when they are in a better position, they conduct limited press where they address and justify their prior behavior. Or, Miller refuses assistance and is shielded from the media. Finally, Discontinue the film. It appears that the first choice has prevailed. Thus, Ezra Miller Apologizes to the public as well.
There were apparently “unattended firearms scattered throughout the residence” and illegal marijuana growing being run on Miller’s Vermont property, according to sources who said that Miller had a woman and her three young children living there in June.