The producers of the DC film chose to do without the comedian for its promotion after a violent altercation which took place in Hawaii.
Actor Ezra Miller, starring in the film Fantastic Beasts 3 was arrested Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Hawaii for “second degree assault”. “During their investigation, police determined that the individual, later identified as Ezra Miller, became enraged after being asked to leave and allegedly threw a chair, striking a 26-year-old woman in the forehead, and causing a cut of just over a centimeter”, indicates a press release from the Hawaii police, relayed by CNN.
A viral video in 2020
The aggressive attitude of the actor is already illustrated for several years. A 7-second video from April 2020 showed Ezra Miller strangling a young woman in a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland. On March 28, 2022, the star of The Flash was arrested for the first time in Hawaii and then released on bail. Since then, Ezra Miller has chained episodes of violence and disturbance of public order: insults during a karaoke, harassment of a client, the actor even entered a couple’s home by threatening to burn them, indicated the Hawaiian Police Twitter account on March 29.
The executives of Warner Bros and DC, which produce The Flash, have decided to discontinue any future projects involving the actor. They also decreed that Ezra Miller would not make any public appearances for the promotion of upcoming DC films. The superhero film, which was originally scheduled for release in November 2022, will hit theaters in June 2023. In the past, Warner Bros had already used these means of retaliation by ousting, for example, Johnny Depp from its productions, because the comedian was accused of assaulting his ex-wife.