Warner Bros has finally commented on the status of The Lightning after the recent controversy surrounding Ezra Miller.
Miller completed work on the project years ago but has since been embroiled in controversy over his behavior.
So far, Warner Bros, the studio behind DC Projects, has not commented on whether the alleged conduct would affect the $200 million film’s release plans.
Discussion of those plans circulated again this week after it was announced that the release of bat girla film starring Leslie Grace as Barbara Gordon, was canceled entirely even though filming was completed.
During Warner Bros Discovery’s second-quarter earnings conference call on Thursday (Aug. diversity Reports CEO David Zaslav announced that the studio is moving forward The Lightning.
Without mentioning Miller, Zaslav said of The Lightningas well as other DC films Black Adam and Shazam! 2: “We’ve seen them, we think they’re great and we think we can make them even better.”
He said he was “very excited”.
Miller’s controversy began when a video surfaced on Twitter in 2020 that appeared to show the actor choking a woman in a Reykjavik bar. The woman, who remained anonymous, testified about the alleged incident diversity : “I think it’s just fun and games – but it wasn’t.”
The actor was never charged. Miller has never publicly commented on the claims.
In 2022, Miller took to social media to lash out at the so-called “Beulaville chapter” of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina, urging them to “kill themselves.” The Southern Poverty Law Centre, a civil rights organization that monitors hate groups, said it was not aware of any Klan activity in the area.
Miller was then accused of grooming and “mentally manipulating, physically intimidating and endangering the safety and well-being” of an 18-year-old from North Dakota.
In conversation with The Independent, Her teen’s father claimed Miller fed her alcohol, marijuana and LSD throughout their friendship, which stretched back to the age of 12.
filmed Mueller The Lightning in 2021.
Elsewhere during the earnings call, Zaslav explained why the studio made the decision to cancel bat girla decision that led to widespread criticism.
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