With a year now gone from the situation, The Flash star Ezra Miller’s protective order from a family in Massachusetts has officially expired. Following the DC Universe movie wrapping production, Miller became the subject of multiple controversial headlines as they were arrested multiple times in Hawaii on a variety of charges and had one family accuse them of harassing their 12-year-old child. The mother of the child accused Miller of visiting the family’s house unexpectedly, wearing a bulletproof vest, brandishing a gun and “pestering” the child, including “uncomfortably” touching the child’s hips.
Deadline has now brought word that the temporary protective order brought against Miller has been lifted after the family that filed it against them failed to appear in court, and as such expired. The Flash star shared a statement with the publication, celebrating the outcome from the matter and slamming the media reports over the past year, calling them “false claims” and urging journalists to do better. See Miller’s screenshotted statement below:
Can Miller Bounce Back From Their Controversies?
While the expiration and lifting of the protective order is another positive step in their journey back to a brighter spotlight, the question now becomes whether Miller can fully bounce back from the controversies that stemmed from their mental health issues. The actor had multiple meetings with Warner Bros. prior to The Flash‘s release in the hopes of repairing their relationship, seemingly being successful as they returned for additional filming and seeing public support from new DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn.
Gunn even indicated that The Flash would set up the start of his new DC Universe plans for Superman: Legacy along with this year’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, while also confirming that Xolo Maridueña’s Blue Beetle would be the first superhero to “for sure” continue in the franchise. Jason Momoa has frequently teased that he and Gunn have had talks to keep him in the DCU, and with the latter confirming actors will only play one character, this seemingly confirmed Aquaman’s future is secure.
Miller’s DCU future remains far more unclear, especially after The Flash‘s first two weeks of release. Aside from garnering mixed reviews from critics, the movie has been struggling at both the international and domestic box office, only having grossed $217 million against its reported $220 million production budget at the time of writing. With reports indicating WB is set to lose $200 million after its bombing and the failure partly stemming from Miller’s controversies, audiences may need more time before being ready to accept them back on screen.