‘The Flash’ star Ezra Miller looking for remedy for psychological well being

Ezra Miller, the troubled star of Warner Bros’ main upcoming superhero film “The Flash,” is looking for remedy for psychological well being points after a string of high-profile controversies, the actor mentioned. The 29-year-old, who has already appeared as the important thing DC Comics character in a number of blockbuster movies together with “Justice League,” was charged this month with felony housebreaking in Vermont, and earlier this 12 months was charged with disorderly conduct following two arrests in Hawaii.

These incidents-and additional allegations of choking a girl in an Icelandic bar, which didn’t lead to charges-have raised questions in Hollywood over the way forward for “The Flash” and Miller’s profession extra broadly. “Having just lately gone by way of a time of intense disaster, I now perceive that I’m struggling complicated psychological well being points and have begun ongoing remedy,” Miller, who identifies as non-binary, mentioned in an announcement despatched to AFP by their consultant on Tuesday.

“I need to apologize to everybody that I’ve alarmed and upset with my previous habits. “I’m dedicated to doing the mandatory work to get again to a wholesome, secure and productive stage in my life.” Regardless of the controversies, Warner Bros earlier this month signaled it intends to go forward with releasing “The Flash,” which is due in theaters subsequent summer season.

Filming has already been accomplished on the film, which has a reported $200 million funds. It’s the first standalone film for Miller’s character within the “DC Prolonged Universe” of inter-connected motion pictures owned by Warner, a rival franchise to the Disney-owned and record-breaking Marvel superhero movies.

Miller shot to early success with lead roles in acclaimed dramas “Afterschool,” “We Must Speak About Kevin” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” They had been first forged as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice,” reprising the function in “Suicide Squad” (2016) and “Justice League” (2017). On an earnings name with traders this month, David Zaslav, CEO of father or mother firm Warner Bros Discovery, appeared to substantiate “The Flash” will nonetheless be launched, together with two different superhero titles.

“We’ve got seen ‘The Flash,’ ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam 2.’ We’re very enthusiastic about them,” he mentioned. “We’ve seen them. We predict they’re terrific, and we expect we will make them even higher.” The timing of Zaslav’s feedback angered some followers, as the corporate days earlier introduced it was dropping “Batgirl,” a nearly-completed $90 million superhero movie starring a Latina actress in its lead function. – AFP

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