After evading authorities following a number of charges and accusations, deeply troubled actor Ezra Miller has seemingly resurfaced in Japan.
Though we're still waiting on confirmation, several eyewitness claim to have spotted The Flash star, who identifies as nonbinary and uses “they/them” pronouns, in a bar in Tokyo where Elvis and Dune Part 2 actor Austin Butler was also enjoying a few drinks with friends. Apparently, Miller approached the group, and after becoming visibly aggressive and raising their voice, Butler punched them in the face.
After the altercation, Miller was told to leave and Butler's party stayed for another few hours.
UPDATE: TMZ is claiming that the above incident never took place, as Butler never even set foot in the bar where the altercation was said to have occurred.
In a separate report from Variety, the woman (who wished to remain anonymous) Miller could be seen choking in a video taken outside a bar in Iceland back in 2020 has broken her silence on what exactly went down. According to her, what began as banter turned serious when she joked that she could "take" the actor in a fight.
“I think it’s just fun and games — but then it wasn’t,” she said. “All of a sudden, [they’re] on top of me, choking me, still screaming in my face if I want to fight. My friend who’s filming sees [they’re] obviously not joking and it’s actually serious, so he stops filming, and pushes [them] off me as [they’re] still trying to fight me. Two guy friends of mine are actually holding [Miller] back as [they’re] screaming, ‘This is what you wanted! This is what you wanted!’”
This is really only the tip of the iceberg, as Variety's piece outlines several other incidents involving the actor that are alleged to have occurred while they were staying in Reykjavík.
There is increasing demand for Warner Bros. to issue some kind of response. A recent report indicated that the studio had decided to "hit pause on any future projects involving the actor including possible appearances in the DC Cinematic Universe," but that was later played down as an "exaggeration," and we've had no word since.
This is obviously a very difficult situation for WB and everyone involved with The Flash. Even if they do decide to sever their relationship with Miller going forward, it would be next to impossible to replace them in the lead role without reshooting the entire movie. The nature of DC's take on the Multiverse does give them the option of casting a new actor as Barry Allen down the line, but it leaves the fate of this film up in the air for the time being.