Troubled Ezra Miller praised as ‘Flash’ trailer drops: ‘One of the best’
DC Films dropped the second official trailer for “The Flash” Tuesday — with its troubled star Ezra Miller front and center.
The 30-year-old actor, who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, reprises their role as Barry Allen in the movie, which hits theaters June 16. The trailer premiered at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Director Andy Muschietti attended the event and called Miller “one of the best actors I’ve ever worked with.”
“Every tool in the toolkit … [Miller] is an incredible comedian, and [has] all the action required for a big spectacle like this,” he added, per Deadline, which reported Miller wasn’t at the CinemaCon presentation.
The Post has contacted reps for DC Films and Miller for comment.
Miller portrayed Allen in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” They have continued to do so in films such as “Suicide Squad” and “Justice League,” while also making a cameo in the 2022 TV series “Peacemaker.”
But over the last year, Miller’s legal troubles have included accusations of disorderly conduct, abuse, assault and burglary — as well as grooming minors.
Miller’s representative told Variety in August that they were seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues.” The move followed reports that Warner Bros. Pictures was considering pulling “The Flash” because of the allegations against Miller.
“The Flash” has a reported $200 million budget.
“Worlds collide in ‘The Flash’ when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past,” the film’s synopsis reads. “But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to.
“That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for,” it continues. “Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?”
Michael Keaton, 71, also reprises his role as Batman for “The Flash,” and Ben Affleck, 50, appears one last time as the Dark Knight.
Gal Gadot, 37, will once again play Wonder Woman in the movie, which introduces Sasha Calle, 27, as Supergirl.
Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdú, Kiersey Clemons and Antje Traue round out the cast.