The Flash 2 is already in development amid Ezra Miller controversy

Ezra Miller as the FlashWarner Bros.

The Flash 2 already has a script, despite the controversy surrounding Ezra Miller that’s engulfed the DC speedster’s solo movie.

Miller made their DCEU debut in 2017’s Justice League after a brief cameo in Batman v Superman, later returning in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. They’re set to return in The Flash next year, marking their first solo outing as the hero.

There’s just one issue: the actor has been the subject of several allegations since 2020, ranging from abuse, harassment, assault, grooming minors, and in August, they were charged with felony burglary.

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While they’ve since come forward and agreed to mental health treatment, The Flash is still a bit radioactive – and there’s already a sequel in the works.

The Flash 2 has a script despite Ezra Miller controversy

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Flash 2 has already been written by Aquaman’s David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, “in case that movie, to be released June 23, 2023, does well.”

In a statement two weeks after the burglary charge, Miller said: “Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment.

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“I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe, and productive stage in my life.”

Warner Bros. was once reportedly weighing up three options for the movie: Miller seeking help and discussing their behavior, with the film still being released; the movie being released despite Miller’s cooperation; or canceling it altogether.

The Flash is also interesting because of its Batman: Michael Keaton, who was meant to re-debut in the axed Batgirl, is set to star in the film. However, with new leadership governing DC’s movie output, it’s unclear how large his role will be going forward.

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The Flash hits cinemas on June 23, 2023.

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