By Fabian Camacho
With the upcoming release of “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller as the titular character, many fans are left in disarray. The movie doesn’t look bad, in fact it looks like worlds of fun; It will be based on the “Flashpoint” storyline which is controversial, yet still beloved by fans. The problem lies in the fact that in 2022, Ezra Miller went on a “rampage” of sorts and faced little repercussions for it.
In late March of 2022, Miller was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for his behavior at a bar in Hawaii. They yelled obscenities at patrons and also lunged at a man playing darts. Miller was asked to calm down several times by the bar owner, but it had no effect. A bail of $500 would be paid by a couple that Miller was sharing a hostel with. The couple that paid for Miller’s bail would issue a temporary restraining order against them just days after the bar incident. After Miller returned from the bar, they said to the husband, “I will bury you and your slut wife.” Miller ended up stealing the wife’s passport and the husband’s wallet.
Just three weeks later, in April, Miller would again be taken into custody after throwing a chair at a woman and leaving a small cut on her forehead. According to the Hawaiian authorities, Miller was only in custody for about three and a half hours.
In June, the parents of Gibson Iron Eyes accused Miller of grooming their child. About five years earlier, Miller would allegedly supply a young Gibson with drugs while also trying to sleep in the same bed as them. In January of 2022, the parents of Gibson went to Vermont to check on their child, only to find bruises on their body, and that they were lacking their car keys, driver’s license, and bank card. This would not be the last time Miller was accused of grooming minors.
In August, Vermont police confirmed that Miller was charged with “offense of felony burglary into an unoccupied dwelling,” after Miller allegedly entered their neighbor’s house in Vermont and stole several bottles of alcohol.
Finally, in January of 2023, Miller accepted a plea deal in a Vermont court. Lisa Shelkrot, Ezra’s attorney, said, “Ezra Miller pled guilty this morning to a misdemeanor unlawful trespass in Vermont Superior Court and accepted the conditions imposed by the court.” It was now said that these actions committed by the actor were all a result of poor mental health and that they were on the way to recovery.
Fans of The Flash called everything into question when it was confirmed that Miller would still be playing the scarlet speedster despite having done his alleged terrible deeds. DC Studios co-chairman and CEO, James Gunn, endorsed Miller’s upcoming solo movie by saying, “I will say here that Flash is probably one of the greatest superhero movies ever made.”