Fans defend Elliot Page amid “transphobic” tweets about the actor replacing Ezra Miller as The Flash in the DC Extended Universe.
Amid uncertainty over Miller’s future as Barry Allen/The Flash after a spate of controversy – including allegations of “grooming” an 18-year-old from North Dakota – Page’s fans are calling on The Umbrella Academy actor to take over the role from Miller.
Alluding to the allegations against Miller, one person tweeted: “Just want to take this moment to say that Elliot Page would be a great Barry Allen, just in case we ever need to cast, you know, another Flash , for any reason.”
Another wrote: “If Elliot Page was cast as The Flash, I’d go wild. Cast Elliot Page in every superhero movie ever, he’s so good at it.”
“Elliot Page would rock f****** like The Flash,” one fan tweeted, while another wrote: “Let’s [Miller] and pretend Elliot Page was the Flash all the time.”
However, these calls were not unanimous.
While some users insisted that Grant Gustin, who played the character on the CWs The flashwould reprise the role, others posted anti-trans tweets, arguing that the studio should not date Page, who came out as a trans man in December 2020.
Page’s fans rushed to the actor’s defense.
“I think it would be an incredibly inspiring image for the trans community if Elliot Page were cast as The Flash.
“He’s a great actor and has a knack for playing fast characters. His build doesn’t matter to me. We can have a little flash,” one person wrote, arguing that the actor’s physical features aren’t that important. goods.
Miller’s standalone Flash movie was previously slated for theatrical release in 2022, but Warner Bros. has pushed the date back to June 23, 2023 as part of a larger reshuffle of the studio’s films.
Access unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video Sign up now for a free 30-day trial
In April, news came that Miller had been arrested and charged with second-degree assault after allegedly throwing a chair at a woman in Hilo, Hawaii. Shortly before that, Miller had been arrested for disorderly conduct at a karaoke bar in the same city.
More serious accusations against the haunted Hollywood star followed.
The parents of an 18-year-old from North Dakota accuse Miller of grooming and “mentally manipulating, physically intimidating and endangering the safety and well-being” of their child, Tokata Iron Eyes, dating back to when Iron Eyes 12 used to be.
There has been a court ever since “unable to locate” Miller to serve them with a protective order against Tokata. The actor’s Instagram account has also been deactivated.
A source close to Miller told Variety that the star hopes to address the allegations against them at some point, but they have chosen to focus privately on their health and healing first.
Calls to remove Miller from the DC Extended Universe also surfaced after a video surfaced in 2020 that allegedly showed him choking a fan.
Miller is reportedly unlikely to continue as The Flash after the 2023 film.