Fans took to social media to suggest that Grant Gustin, star of the long-running The Flash TV series, should take over as the new DCEU Flash.
The outburst comes following Ezra Miller's recent run-ins with the law, as well as the recent announcements that Warner Bros executives were planning to postpone any future DC Extended Universe or Wizarding World projects with the actor. Miller's first Flash film is yet to be released, which makes the timing even more challenging.
According to Rolling Stone, executives at Warner Bros. had an emergency meeting after Miller was involved in two unsettling episodes in Hawaii last month. According to the reports:
"The consensus in the room was to hit pause on any future projects involving Miller including possible appearances in the DC Cinematic Universe."
Twitter fans want Grant Gustin as Ezra Miller's replacement in The Flash movie
Even before the news of the "hitting pause" became public, social media has been flooded with tweets like this one above (which has over 20,000 likes) from a fan. When news of the "hitting pause" became public, Twitter fans suggested that Grant Gustin, whose long-running CW series The Flash was recently renewed for a ninth season, could take over the role. One fan tweeted,
A number of fans argued that Gustin deserved a larger film budget, as evidenced by this popular tweet:
The push to cast Grant Gustin as the Flash came as a popular opinion among Twitter fans owing to the fact that the actor has done true justice to the role over such a long time on television, now over eight seasons. Ross Lynch's name also came up as an alternative to Miller.
There were also a number of popular joke tweets, including one that repurposed a classic meme of Grant Gustin posing in front of a tombstone, as well as a few jokes about how Gustin has been playing the Flash for so long that he might not want to commit to a movie franchise.
More on Ezra Miller's notorious behaviour in the past
According to the report, Miller had "frequent meltdowns" on the set of The Flash in 2023, although they were not violent. Miller has also been the focus of controversy in the past.
In 2020, a video of them reportedly choking a female fan went viral. The details surrounding the incident are unclear. A friend of the fan claimed it was not done in jest. At the time, there was no indication that Miller would be removed from the DCEU, but recent news has only served to highlight what transpired previously.
The Flash was supposed to debut later this year, but was pushed back to June 2023 due to a reshuffle of the entire DCEU. This means Warner Bros. has more than a year to make a decision about Miller's role in the film and whether Gustin Grant has any chance of replacing him owing to public demand.