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Is Ezra Miller still The Flash?

New DC boss James Gunn lauded the upcoming Flash movie, but what does that mean for Ezra Miller?

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New DC boss James Gunn lauded the upcoming Flash movie, but what does that mean for Ezra Miller?

After a year that saw Ezra Miller involved in a series of personal struggles and legal issues, DC co-head Peter Safran says the door is still open for future work with them.

Miller will star in ‘The Flash’, set for release on June 16, despite making headlines after erratic social media rants, arrests and court appearances.

Safran emphasized that DC Studios are supportive of Miller, but stopped short of saying whether they would continue as The Flash following the film’s release.

“Ezra is completely committed to their recovery,” Safran said. “And we are fully supportive of that journey that they’re on right now. When the time is right, when they feel like they’re ready to have the discussion, we’ll all figure out what the best path forward is.

But right now, they are completely focused on their recovery. And in our conversations with them over the last couple of months, it feels like they’re making enormous progress.”

As for the movie itself, fans should be buoyed by Gunn’s remarks that its “probably one of the greatest superhero movies ever made.”

Miller’s future unclear, Cavill’s already decided

While DC Studios wait on making a decision on Miller’s future, we know that Henry Cavill won’t be reprising his role as Superman.

The 39-year-old made a cameo as the Man of Steel in ‘Black Adam’, and fans expected him to make a full return to the DC Universe after announcing on his Instagram that he would reprise his iconic role.

“A very small taste of what’s to come, my friends. The dawn of hope renewed. Thank you for your patience, it will be rewarded. #Superman,” he wrote.

However those plans have since been scrapped, with Gunn stating that Cavill wasn’t hired for future Superman projects.

“We have [made decisions]. Some we don’t know,” he said. “All I can tell you right now is Henry and Ben are not a part of this universe.

“Also, important to say that Henry Cavill was not fired. Henry was just not hired to be Superman in the Superman movie. There was never a deal there for another movie.”

Gunn makes DC promise

Gunn and Safran took over the reins at DC in October, and there was much talk over whether projects like ‘The Flash’, as well as ‘Shazam!’, ‘Blue Beetle’ and an ‘Aquaman’ sequel were lame ducks.

However with the duo lauding ‘The Flash’, Gunn has dispelled those notions, while adding their focus is on ensuring all projects are unified moving forward.

“The history of DC is pretty f----ed up,” he said. “They were just giving away IP like they were party favors to any creators.

“What we are going to do is we’re going to promise that everything from our first project forward is going to be unified.”