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Ezra Miller seeks to save The Flash in an interview with Warner Bros. - The Hollywood Reporter

Ezra Miller seeks to save The Flash in an interview with Warner Bros. – The Hollywood Reporter

This was one of the most important weeks in the history of the capital. Warner Bros.. The discovery seems to have found the executive to drive The efforts of this film and television section. it was there Funeral Offers For the canceled movie bat girl. and the Moving main support columns Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom And the Shazam! wrath of the gods Unveil quicksand beneath the studio’s newly acquired feet.

Amid all the chaos that has occurred this week in the Burbank area, one could easily have missed a pair of characters wandering the offices and heading to a meeting of the highest level. But this is what Ezra MillerThe Warners movie star, Sparkleand CAA agent, Scott Metzger, did Wednesday – same day A bat girl Checked.

Miller, who uses their/them pronouns, and their agent met Warner Bros. film chiefs. New Michael De Luca and Pam Abdi to discuss not just how to stay on track SparkleIts release date is June 23, 2023 but to reaffirm their commitment to the film as well as apologize for drawing negative attention to the production and company.

Over the past two years, Miller has been in Center for Detentions and Controversyculminating with the actor announcing a mistake on August 15 and saying that they were seeking help with mental health issues. said the actor In a statement at the time, “I want to apologize to everyone for upsetting and upsetting me with my previous behaviour.”

According to sources, Miller vowed to seek help after learning that De Luca and Abdi are considering all available options. flash, including canceling the $200 million movie if things developed further with Miller. While the actor is said to have not cared about the torrent of bad titles, they were horrified at the idea of ​​canceling the film and shocked to take action. One source says, “They care about Flash. It’s one of their favorite characters to play with.”

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Details of the meeting were not revealed, but it was the first time Miller spoke with De Luca and Abdi, who took over the film department at the beginning of July and inherited DC’s slate of films in various stages of post-production. The actor apologized and affirmed his commitment to the sponsorship and production.

Warner had no comment and Miller’s representatives could not be reached for comment.

This step comes as a work on Sparkle, directed by Andy Muschietti, is going forward in full force, as David Zaslav, CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, on its release date, even as Warners pushed this week Shazam! wrath of the gods from 2022 and Aquaman 2 Back from March 2023 to Christmas that year. (Aquaman The push was due to the need for a long runway to complete intense and complex visual effects, while Shazam! Leave a date that was a week away from Leviathan Avatar: Water Road.)

Sources say composer Benjamin Walfish will lead a recording session next week at Abbey Road Studios in London. Visual effects work continues and could be done by the end of the year.

After months of annoying headlines about Miller, the mood is about flash Much more optimistic than it has been for some time, even if the movie still has ways to go before its final release date. still, The film has had some of the highest scores on test screenings since Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, executives, and creators believed they had the goods to garner huge success and the box office that lived up to those scores.

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Caroline Giardina contributed to this story.