Joe Williamson Feb 15, 2023

The answer, unsurprisingly, is yes.

During the Superbowl, this past weekend DC released a trailer for The Flash starring Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton, and Ben Affleck. Miller, you may recall, has had an eventful couple of years including some wild accusations and run-ins with the police.

Forbes did a great job breaking it all down:

  • April 6, 2020 Video surfaces of Miller appearing to choke a woman and throw her to the ground at a bar in Iceland (Miller’s representatives later told Vanity Fair the actor did not choke the woman but instead had a “spontaneous reaction” to a group of teens challenging their martial arts skills).
  • April 2020 While still in Iceland, Miller invites local musicians to spend time with them at Hótel Laugarbakki while recording music, including a then-18-year-old young woman who later alleges Miller psychologically abused her and became “fixated on her breeding capabilities,” Insider reported.
  • March 19, 2022 The first in a series of legal issues in Hawaii, Miller is arrested for allegedly obstructing a highway in downtown Hilo and refusing to cooperate with police.
  • March 28, 2022 Miller is arrested again in Hawaii, this time for disorderly conduct at a Honolulu karaoke bar after allegedly yelling obscenities and becoming agitated with patrons who were singing — Miller claims they were accosted by a Nazi and accused the police of a hate crime after they referred to Miller, who is nonbinary, as “sir.”
  • March 29, 2022 A Hilo couple files a restraining order against Miller, alleging they burst into the couple’s bedroom, threatened to kill them and stole a wallet and passport (the restraining order was dropped several weeks later).
  • April 19, 2022 Just days after the premiere of their film Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Miller is arrested for suspicion of second degree assault in Pāhoa, Hawaii, after allegedly throwing a chair that struck a woman in the head, resulting in a half-inch cut.
  • June 2022 The parents of Tokata Iron Eyes, an 18-year-old activist and member of the Sioux Nation Tribe who had known Miller since they were 12, obtain a protective order against Miller for “psychologically manipulating, physically intimidating and endangering the safety and welfare of Tokata Iron Eyes” and because Miller spoke of being a messiah who wanted to lead an Indigenous revolution, Iron Eyes’s mother told Vanity Fair.
  • June 10, 2022 A mother and her twelve-year-old child are granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Miller, whom they allege showed up to their neighbor’s house wearing a bulletproof vest, acted erratically and harassed the child by touching their hips.
  • June 23, 2022 Rolling Stone reports Miller had been housing a woman and her three young children at their home in Vermont in an allegedly unsafe environment for children, including easily accessible guns and ammunition, heavy marijuana use and unlicensed marijuana cultivation — the mother says Miller had helped her escape an abusive relationship and describes the environment as safe, but the incident prompts the Vermont Child Services Department to attempt to serve her an emergency care order to remove the children from her care.
  • August 8, 2022 Miller is charged with felony burglary for allegedly taking bottles of alcohol from a private Vermont residence, though this charge is dropped in January after Miller pleads guilty to trespassing.
  • August 15, 2022 In a statement, Miller apologizes to “everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior” and says they will seek treatment for “complex mental health issues.”

These are not your “typical” arrests. There are some unusual accusations involved in many of these cases. I don’t know about you but I really didn’t hear much about them over the past few days and I think it’s because the movie looks that good!


But I also know I’m not alone in feeling conflicted which is why I predict this will be the most pirated movie of 2023. A lot of people will want to see it but will feel gross about giving Ezra money.

Finally, this all comes down to winning. We love a winner. If this movie is as good as it looks and does great at the box office, all will be forgiven. If it stinks, people are going to go out of their way to dunk on Ezra.

You don’t need to be a superhero to see that coming.

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Joe Williamson

Bald Canadian who didn’t play hockey until he was in his mid-thirties. Die hard Raptors fan who proudly admits he wept when they won it all. Loves talking parenting, politics, and all things pop culture.

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