Elliot Page: Fans defend actor amid ‘transphobic’ tweets about star replacing Ezra Miller as The Flash

Fans defend Elliot Page amid “transphobic” tweets about the actor replacing Ezra Miller as The Flash in the DC Extended Universe.

Amid uncertainty over Miller’s future as Barry Allen/The Flash following a spate of controversy — including allegations of “grooming” an 18-year-old from North Dakota — Pages fans are calling out The Umbrella Academy Actor taking on the role of Miller.

Referring to the allegations against Miller, one person tweeted, “I just want to take this moment to say that if there’s ever a need to cast a new Flash for any reason, Elliot Page would make a great Barry Allen.”

Another wrote: “If Elliot Page was cast as The Flash I would go wild. Cast Elliot Page in any superhero movie he’s this good at.”

“Elliot Page would f*ck rock as The Flash,” one fan tweeted, while another wrote, “Let’s replace [Miller] and pretend Elliot Page is The Flash the whole time.”



However, these calls were not unanimous.

While some users pushed for Grant Gustin, who played the character on the CW’s The LightningShe was set to reprise the role, but others posted anti-trans tweets, arguing that the studio shouldn’t go with Page, who came out as trans in December 2020.

Page’s fans rushed to defend the actor.

“I think it would be an incredibly inspirational image for the trans community to have Elliot Page cast as The Flash.


“He’s a great actor and has a knack for playing quick-witted characters. I don’t think his physique matters. We can have a tiny flash,” one person wrote, arguing that the actor’s physical attributes aren’t that important.

Miller’s standalone Flash film was originally slated for a 2022 theatrical release, but Warner Bros pushed the date back to June 23, 2023 as part of a major restructuring of the studio’s films.

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Then, in April, news broke that Miller had been arrested and charged with second-degree assault after allegedly throwing a chair at a woman in Hilo, Hawaii. Miller had recently been arrested for disorderly conduct at a karaoke bar in the same city.

More serious allegations against the troubled Hollywood star followed.

The parents of an 18-year-old from North Dakota have accused Miller of nurturing their child, Tokata Iron Eyes, from the age of 12 and “mentally manipulating, physically intimidating and endangering the safety and well-being.”

A court is since “unable to locate” Miller to serve them a protection order against Tokata. The actor’s Instagram account has also been deactivated.

A source close to Miller recounted diversity that the star hopes to eventually address the allegations against her, but they’ve “decided to focus privately on her health and healing first.”

Calls for Miller to be removed from the DC Extended Universe also surfaced after a video allegedly showing him choking a fan surfaced online in 2020.

Miller is reportedly unlikely to continue as The Flash after the 2023 film.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/elliot-page-ezra-miller-the-flash-b2117666.html Elliot Page: Fans defend actor amid ‘transphobic’ tweets about star replacing Ezra Miller as The Flash


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