Ezra Miller, the star of The Flash, has been embroiled in several disputes recently. There have been queries on whether this will have an impact on the movie’s release the following year. The film will still be released, according to the company, and Miller has apologized and said that they will get help for their problems.
What the public truly feels about Miller’s troubles and whether The Flash should still be published, however, was recently revealed by Morning Consult research. The findings show that 2 in 5 U.S. adults say Warner Bros. should completely cancel the movie owing to the actor’s problems, while a third think the company should reshoot it with a different actor.
The majority of Americans—4 in 5—haven’t heard much about the controversies in which Miller is involved, but 64% of them still plan to see the movie, whether it’s in theaters or on streaming. In addition, 2 in 5 frequent moviegoers believe that a movie shouldn’t be released if the main star is involved in controversies.
The news that is disseminated on TikTok also reveals that Gen Z adults are the ones who are most familiar with Miller’s controversies.
72% of respondents said they would favor breaking relations with an actor involved in a film who is accused of a variety of misbehavior, 70% said they would support removing the actor from the film’s ads, and 61% said they would support removing the actor’s credits from the film.
According to the study’s findings, there appears to be strong support from the general public for either completely canceling the movie or cutting Miller out of it. Since the film’s debut is still less than a year away, the studio has more time to consider their choices for handling its distribution and promotions now that we have some notion of how the general public feels about it.
On June 23, 2023, The Flash is expected to hit cinemas.