What's Behind Ezra Miller's Absence from The Flash's Press Tour?

What's Behind Ezra Miller's Absence from The Flash's Press Tour?
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It appears the actor chose to forgo the press tour for a commendable reason.

The Flash, featuring Ezra Miller in the lead role, has been a much-anticipated entry in the DC universe. Filmed back in 2021, the movie's release faced delays due to multiple reshoots and Miller's rather erratic behaviour, which resulted in the star's dismissal over abuse allegations. However, Miller has since apologised and sought treatment for mental health issues.

They now look healthier than ever, so their decision not to go on the press tour for the film's upcoming release has taken fans by surprise.

While the director and cast of The Flash have been touring the country to promote the new blockbuster, Miller has not featured in any interviews or panels, virtually vanishing from the public eye despite being the film's star. It seems to have been a deliberate decision on Miller's part, taken out of concern for their film's future for fear that their personal struggles might otherwise have eclipsed the film’s release.

'Ezra wants the movie to open and the conversation to be about the movie and not about Ezra. They are focused on their mental health and don't want it to be transactional,' an anonymous insider said.

It appears that Miller is willing to step out of the spotlight to help promote the movie, acknowledging that the issues they've been going through over the past few years have negatively impacted The Flash, resulting in millions of viewers boycotting it. To counter their detrimental influence on the movie's production, Miller has chosen to distance themselves from the film. So the producers had no choice but to emphasise Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck in the promotional tour. It’s rather unusual but seems to have worked out for the best.

It seems to be a wise decision, as the movie has been almost universally well-received, with focus groups hailing it as one of the finest superhero blockbusters to date.

Nevertheless, it's highly improbable that Miller will be invited back as Barry Allen in the future. With James Gunn's reign over the DCEU just starting, it's anticipated that the controversial actor will be replaced by someone more fitting to lead the Flash franchise.

The Flash will open in cinemas on 15 June 2023.

Source: Variety.