DC's 'The Flash' to still go ahead despite Ezra Miller controversies

Warner Bros boss David Zaslav has confirmed the film will be released as planned in June next year

Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash in Justice League. Clay Enos / Warner Bros. Pictures
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Warner Bros' superhero blockbuster The Flash is still going ahead amid ongoing controversies surrounding its star Ezra Miller.

Franchise boss David Zaslav said the studio was "very excited" about a spate of coming films including Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods and The Flash.

It comes after the surprise news that DC is scrapping Batgirl, filmed entirely in Glasgow, months before it was to be released in late 2022.

"We have seen The Flash, Black Adam and Shazam 2," Zaslav said, according to Variety, during the company's second quarter earnings call on Thursday.

"We are very excited about them. We've seen them. We think they are terrific, and we think we can make them even better."

Miller has been embroiled in several controversies in the past few months including being arrested twice in Hawaii on charges of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct in a karaoke bar.

The Flash, part of the DC Justice League universe, is scheduled for release in June 2023.

Following news that Batgirl was being axed by Warner Bros, directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah said they were "saddened and shocked".

In a joint statement on Instagram the pair wished fans could have the "opportunity to see and embrace the final film themselves".

Batgirl was to star Hollywood A-listers Michael Keaton, Brendan Fraser, J K Simmons and Leslie Grace. Production reportedly cost an estimated $90 million.

After test screenings the studio decided to shelve the production completely, and it will no longer appear in cinemas or on streaming service HBO Max.

Updated: August 05, 2022, 6:54 AM
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