The Flash star Ezra Miller was arrested in Hawaii for the second time this year

Did Ezra Miller’s recent legal troubles affect the future of The Flash movie?

Ezra Miller as The Flash

Ezra Miller, who plays The Flash in the DC Cinematic Universe, is in legal trouble once again.

Miller was arrested early Tuesday morning for assault in Hawaii. This was the actor’s second arrest in the island state this year, following his arrest for disorderly conduct and harassment last month.

In a statement released on April 19th, the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) said “a 29-year-old visitor from Vermont was arrested for second-degree assault” shortly after 1 a.m. following an incident at a private residence in Pāhoa. HPD officers responded to a report of an assault that occurred at a get-together in the Leilani Estates subdivision in lower Puna.

The statement continues: “During the course of their investigation, police determined that the individual, later identified as Ezra Miller, became irate after being asked to leave and reportedly threw a chair, striking a 26-year-old female on the forehead, resulting in an approximate half-inch cut.” The woman refused treatment for the injury.

Police arrested Miller at 1:30 a.m. after the actor was located on the roadway during a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 130 and Kukula Street in Kea‘au. Booked and with a mugshot taken, Miller was released at 4:05 a.m. after conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office, pending further investigation. As of writing, the investigation remains active.

Ezra Miller’s first arrest in Hawaii

Miller’s first arrest in Hawaii happened on March 28th. The actor was arrested early morning of that day and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment over two separate incidents at a karaoke bar on Silva Street in Hilo.

HPD officers responded to the said bar on March 27th at around 11:30 p.m. According to the police, Miller got “agitated” by people singing karaoke at the bar and then started to use derogatory language.

“Miller began yelling obscenities and at one point grabbed the microphone from a 23-year-old woman singing karaoke (disorderly conduct offense) and later lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts (harassment offense),” the police said. “The bar owner asked Miller to calm down several times to no avail.”

Miller was released from custody after a Hawaiian couple bailed the actor out of jail and paid the $500 bond. That same couple, however, filed a restraining order against Miller just one day after the actor’s first arrest. The restraining order claimed Miller burst into the couple’s bedroom and threatened them, and Miller allegedly stole some of the couple’s belongings, including a passport and wallet.

Fast-forward to April 13th, a judge dismissed the order at the request of the couple.

Ezra Miller’s upcoming projects with Warner Bros.

Miller, who uses the pronouns they/them made their cinematic debut appearance as The Flash/Barry Allen in 2017’s Justice League. He is set to star in their own The Flash movie, which is scheduled to open in theaters on June 23rd, 2023.

Two days after Miller’s first arrest in Hawaii, Rolling Stone reported that Warner Bros. and DC executives held an emergency meeting to discuss the actor’s future with the studio. While a decision didn’t appear to have been formalized, a source told the website that the consensus is to “hit pause on any future projects involving Miller including possible appearances in the DC Cinematic Universe.”

However, shortly after the Rolling Stone story was published, a source with the studio told IGN that no such emergency meeting took place, and dismissed the claims as an exaggeration.

Deadline also reported that Warner Bros. executives “haven’t been sweating the Miller headlines” as the actor is “not committed to appear in any more Fantastic Beasts movies, and The Flash doesn’t come out in theaters until next summer.”

Sources: Deadline, Rolling Stone, IGN
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