09 April, 2020
An incident involving actor Ezra Miller has sent fans of DC's superhero movies into a frenzy. On April 6, a video started circulating in the media that appears to show Miller choking a female fan before dragging her to the ground. While many initially thought the footage might be a joke, the clip has since been confirmed as being genuine, according to Variety. The altercation took place in a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland, which Miller, who uses they/them pronouns, reportedly frequents when visiting the Icelandic capital. The establishment's owner added that the actor had to be escorted out of the bar afterwards. The incident took place on April 1. The short clip of the incident was filmed by a bystander in the bar, and shows a young woman approaching Miller while waving her arms around as though she's dancing or mock-fighting with the actor. Miller can be heard saying "Oh, you wanna fight? That's what you wanna do?" to the young woman before grabbing her by the throat. The video is only seven seconds long, and cuts out as the woman is thrown to the ground; bystanders can be heard trying to defuse the situation. Miller, who has a featured role as Credence Barebone in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, has played the Flash in the DCEU films. They were first cast in the role as the Scarlet Speedster for a cameo appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before appearing in Justice League; Miller made another cameo as the DCEU version of Barry Allen in the CW's Arrowverse crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths. Miller is currently slated to reprise the role once again in a Flash solo feature, which is due in 2022 following multiple delays. But some fans have sounded a very vocal call for the actor's immediate removal from the solo film, which is set to be directed by It helmer Andy Muschietti. Most feel that Grant Gustin, who has played Barry for six years on the Arrowverse series The Flash, is a better representative for the iconic character, and fans have taken to Twitter in droves to call for Miller's removal. One user suggested that fans should set up a petition to get rid of Miller from the DCEU. Keep watching the video to see why Flash fans are outraged, want Ezra Miller gone immediately.