The recent scandal involving Ezra Miller, star of the DC superhero film ‘The Flash,’ and the felony burglary charges earlier this month, has no doubt had a huge impact on Warner Bros. and the film itself.
According to a recent Morning Consult survey, nearly 80 percent of those polled opposed the release of the Ezra Miller film.
Forty-two percent said the film should be canceled altogether; 33 percent said the film should be delayed and the star replaced, while only 14 percent said the film should be released as planned.
The survey was conducted on August 13-14, 2022 in a sample of 2,210 U.S. adults, it was reported.
Another questionnaire in the survey asked about perceptions of “tainted artists” and whether they would support or oppose a studio’s release of a film starring a person accused of widespread misconduct.
According to the data, as many as 70% of people think that all promotional shots of the actors concerned should be deleted; 72% of people think that an official announcement should be made to cut off all future cooperation with the actors concerned; and 68% of people support the company to issue a statement to condemn the actors.
Between the scandal-ridden Ezra Miller and the DC Universe’s ambitious plans for the future, Warner Bros. seems to be in an awkward position.
Although Ezra Miller has apologized for their actions, this is not a “get-out-of-jail-free card” given the seriousness of the charges.
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