DC Comics icon Grant Morrison, the writer of Batman Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, Doom Patrol, and many more, has reacted to The Flash film actor Ezra Miller’s growing list of legal troubles in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“I know they’ve had these problems,” Morrison explained. “I haven’t spoken to them for a while, and the last time I spoke was long, long before this. All I can say is that it’s just not the person I know. I’ve heard stories just like everyone else. I just don’t know.
“Ezra cut off contact from pretty much everyone for a while. It’s not the person they were. They weren’t aggressive in any way. I just thought Ezra was a super-intelligent kid with so many talents. So all I can say is that I didn’t see that side in any way with them.”
The comments came amid a slew of controversies, including the actor’s multiple arrests when they were detained and fined for disorderly conduct while on vacation in Hawaii in March of 2022. Other accusations of violence, psychological intimidation, and other forms of misconduct have extended beyond Hawaii to reach Massachusetts and North Dakota.
Recently, sources within Warner Bros. have indicated that, “even if no more allegations surface, the studio won’t likely keep Miller in the Flash role in future DC films.”
Morrison also shared details of a now-scrapped Flash film script, which was to be co-written by Morrison and Miller, and it would have been more of a down-to-earth, straightforward Flash story than the franchise-shattering multiversal tale the finished film seems to be.
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“It really was just the two of us. They came over here to Scotland and hung out, and we wrote this thing,” Morrison revealed. “I really liked it. Warner Bros. only gave us two weeks! It was cruelty, you know. It was hardcore. We had to be like the Flash to get this thing done. It was a Flash story, so it wasn’t where they wanted to go with multiverse and stuff. And that was the end of it.”
The Flash is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 23, 2023, and will also star Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton’s iterations of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
Diego Ramos Bechara is a freelance writer at IGN.