It was one of the most consequential weeks in DC’s history. Warner Bros. It appears that Discovery Manager has been found To take the lead That division’s film and television ventures. there Funeral rites For a canceled movie Bad girl. And this Moving large tents Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom And Shazam! Wrath of the Gods Revealed shifting sands under the newly acquired studio.
Amidst all the commotion this week on the Burbank lot, one could easily have missed walking around the offices and running into meetings of the highest order. But that’s it Ezra MillerStar of Warners’ high-profile DC movie FlashAnd their agent, CAA’s Scott Metzger, did on Wednesday — the same day a Bad girl The screening took place.
Miller and Metzger, who use the pronouns they/they, met with new Warner Bros. film chairs Michael De Luca and Pamela Abdi to discuss not only how to stay on course. FlashJune 23, 2023 release date, but reaffirmed their commitment to the film and apologized for bringing negative attention to the product and company.
For the past two years, Miller has been there A center of arrests and controversiesIt culminated on August 15 when the actor also sought help for mental health issues. said the actor At the time, he said, “I want to apologize to everyone for causing me concern and upset by my past behavior.”
According to sources, Miller promised to seek help after learning that De Luca and Abdi were considering all options. Flash, including canceling the $200 million movie if things escalated with Miller. While the actor was said to be unmindful of the stream of negative headlines, the thought of the film being canceled spurred them into action. A source says: “They care Flash. This is one of their favorite characters to play.
Details of the meeting were not disclosed, but it was the first time Miller spoke with De Luca and Abdi, who in early July ran the film division and acquired the DC slate in various stages of post-production. The actor apologized and confirmed their commitment to both care and production.
Warners declined to comment, and Miller’s representatives could not be reached for comment.
This action comes as work FlashDirected by Andy Muschietti, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslau hasn’t budged on its release date, and it’s moving full speed ahead, despite Warners pushing it back this week. Shazam! Wrath of the Gods In 2022 and Aquaman 2 From March 2023 to Christmas of that year. (Son of the Sea’s was pushed due to the need for a long runway to complete intense and complex visual effects Shazam! Departed from the juggernaut a week away from the date Avatar: Waterway.)
Next week, composer Benjamin Wallfisch will head a scoring session at London’s Abbey Road Studios, according to sources. Visual effects work continues and will be completed by the end of the year.
After months of headlines about Miller, the mood is on Flash Although the film still has a ways to go before release, there is a lot more hope than there has been in some time. Still, It has been receiving the highest scores in test screenings since Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight films.
Caroline Giardina contributed to this story.