The Flash producer Barbara Muschietti has debunked any rumors about the show being potentially canceled before release.
Was The Flash almost canceled?
Barbara Muschietti spoke with EW alongside director Andy Muschietti and said that there was no real fear of the movie being canceled throughout its production as a result of Ezra Miller’s legal troubles. The producer stated, “Not at all. No. That was never real.”
Andy noted that both himself and Barbara do speak with Miller and that they are empathetic towards those with mental health issues.
“We have a lot of empathy in general for people who need help, and especially in mental health issues,” he explained. “That’s why they are taking the necessary steps to deal with their recovery, and we support them in that.”
DC Studios’ The Flash movie is directed by Andy Muschietti from a screenplay written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson. It stars Ezra Miller as Flash/Barry Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, and Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, along with Keaton and Ben Affleck who will reprise their respective versions of Bruce Wayne/Batman for the film.
“Worlds collide in The Flash when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past,” reads the synopsis. “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.”
The film is executive produced by Marianne Jenkins, with Michael Disco and Barbara Muschietti serving as producers. It is slated to arrive in theaters on June 16.