While Warner Bros. has shelved one big-budget DC Comics film in Batgirl, Ezra Miller’s The Flash is just too large to fail.
That’s the view of PR skilled Juda Engelmayer who believes there’s now “too much invested” for the studio to not launch the film. The Flash has been the supply of debate lately after Warner Bros. Discovery introduced it would not be releasing the Batgirl film theatrically or on HBO Max, although it is already been filmed.
Lead actor of The Flash, Miller has been arrested a number of occasions in 2022 and has had plenty of different troubling accusations thrown at them. Parents of a teenage Native American lady Gibson (previously Tokata Iron Eyes) accused the DC actor of “brainwashing” their youngster and filed for a restraining order towards them.
But regardless of these accusations and Warner Bros’ sudden change of coronary heart on considered one of their main DC properties, because it stands The Flash is to hit film theaters on June 23, 2023. The film will star Miller alongside Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne, Michael Shannon, Sasha Calle and Ben Affleck.
“Warner Bros. Discovery will watch and see how the [legal] cases pan out and look to their belief on what social and public sentiment might be,” Engelmayer, the president of HeraldPR informed Newsweek. “They have too much invested here, not just the cash, but DC Extended Universe [DCEU] storylines and future programs based on the outcome and success of The Flash.”
The Flash appears to be like set to be an integral a part of the way forward for the DCEU, DC’s rival to Marvel’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Engelmayer mentioned Miller’s authorized troubles seem to stem from a sample of habits we have “unfortunately” seen earlier than from many younger actors earlier than.
“Some labored by means of it, like Robert Downey Jr, who spent a 12 months in jail, labored to rehabilitate himself. On the opposite hand, Dana Plato acquired concerned in medicine, theft and different crimes, and died of an overdose. Add to this Amanda Bynes, Lindsay Lohan, Shia LaBeouf, Winona Ryder, and it had main adversarial results on their careers and public notion.
“Some worked hard to overcome it, some had better luck than others. The key was sincerity in their efforts, speed at which they were able to gain control over their problems (seek help, serve time, devotion to rehabilitation, etc) and even luck in their abilities to get another chance with key roles,” Engelmayer mentioned.
Newsweek has reached out to Miller instantly, Miller’s representatives and to Warner Bros.
As head of HeraldPR, a New York City-based public relations company, Engelmayer believes that behind the scenes, plans are being made in case The Flash does not make it to screens.
“Warner Bros. and Miller’s PR team have been watching, like we all have, trying to be careful and not make any hasty decisions.” He continued, “My guess is that because the alleged criminal activity isn’t of a sexual or physical assault nature, or worse, they feel they’ve already invested a lot and the film is still good.
“Behind the scenes relaxation assured they’re planning for the likelihood it might need to be scrubbed.”