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“Justice League” actor Ezra Miller was supposed to be the next star for the DC Extended Universe, but a bizarre series of accusations of criminal behavior surrounding the actor has many wondering what is going on. Miller, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, has recently been accused of various criminal offenses such as grooming and harrassment.
For those who may not be familiar with the star, Miller is a 29-year-old actor whose breakout roles include performances in the 2011 film “We Need To Talk About Kevin” and in the following year’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” That same year, Ezra came out as queer in Out Magazine.
“I’m queer,” Miller shared. “I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular.”
In 2016, Ezra scored the role of Barry Allen, aka the Flash, in Warner Bros’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and also in “Suicide Squad.” That same year Ezra landed the role of Credence Barebone in the extended “Harry Potter” universe film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Miller would later appear in the follow-up franchise movies “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.”
In 2017, Miller’s portrayal of the Flash was a central part of what DC hoped would rival Marvel’s “Avengers” success in “Justice League,” alongside performances from stars such as Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot. Ezra later appeared in the highly-anticipated Zach Synder cut of “Justice League,” which came out on HBO Max. Following this success, though, came a strange interview, which Miller gave to the Hollywood Reporter in 2018, where he argued that the term “queer” didn’t define him and instead said “I don’t identify as a man. I don’t identify as a woman. I barely identify as a human.”
In 2020, Miller ran into his first bout of trouble with the law, when a video went viral that appeared to show the star choking a woman and throwing her to the ground at a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland, Variety noted. In the clip, you can hear one bystander say to the star, “Woah, bro. Bro.” Then the recording stops.
In March and April 2022, Miller was arrested twice in Hawaii – once for second-degree assault, after allegedly throwing a chair at a woman at a private party and cutting her forehead, and later for disorderly conduct and harassment. He pleaded no contest to the charges of disorderly conduct, the Los Angeles Times noted.
The star has recently made headlines again, this time after a Massachusetts parent of a 12-year-old child was granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Miller. The child’s mother alleged that Miller “menaced the family and acted inappropriately toward the nonbinary child,” the Daily Beast reported. The child, who was 11 during the alleged interactions, said Miller was “weirdly drawn to me and kept talking about how they love my outfit and love my style, and kept going on and on about how it was great.”
Additionally, the family of a Standing Rock Sioux Native American girl, Tokata Iron Eyes, recently filed for a protection order against Miller on behalf of their daughter. The filing by Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle, on behalf of their child Gibson Iron Eyes (formerly Tokata Iron Eyes), accused Miller of grooming and brainwashing their child, as The Daily Wire previously reported.
The parents said that their child, the now 18-year-old activist, met Ezra at 12 years old and accused the actor of “psychologically manipulating, physically intimidating and endangering the safety and welfare” of their child since then.
“Ezra uses violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs to hold sway over a young adolescent Tokata,” the filing read.
“We’re concerned about our daughter’s safety and want her to get out of this situation,” Jumping Eagle told People magazine. “We’re worried about all the worst-case scenarios.”
However, because the star is missing, the order hasn’t been able to be served against the actor. Iron Eyes said she’s fine in a post on Instagram after the news surfaced. However, Ezra and Tokato have not been seen since, TMZ noted. Miller’s final Instagram post, which was published just before Miller deactivated the account, appeared to be a comment on the matter. The post read simply, “you cannot touch me, i am in another universe.”
At this point, there’s mixed news coming from sources with knowledge who have said that the actor has put Warner Bros in a very difficult situation over the upcoming DCEU film “The Flash” due out next year. Do they recast? Will they scrap the film and start over? In recent days, sources told Deadline, the “studio has tried to get help” for Ezra, who has been MIA. The outlet noted that even if there aren’t any more headlines involving allegations against the actor, Miller is likely out for any future DC films.
“There is no winning in this for Warner Bros,” a source told the outlet. “This is an inherited problem for [David] Zaslav [Warner Bros Discovery CEO]. The hope is that the scandal will remain at a low level before the movie is released, and hope for the best to turn out.”
Shooting for the film has been completed, and its starring actors include Ezra alongside two legendary actors playing the caped crusader role, Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton. Executives, up until recently, have had high hopes for the DCEU, with the film being directed by Andy Muschietti and having a budget of $200 million. With “The Flash” release date being delayed in March, the film has now been set to hit theaters in June 2023.