AceShowbiz - Ezra Miller clearly has got a lot to be thankful for as Warner Bros. has been putting up with their antics. Making their first public appearance since numerous controversies last year, the actor expressed gratitude to the studio's execs and DC co-chairs Peter Safran and James Gunn at "The Flash" premiere in Hollywood.
On Monday, June 12, the 30-year-old resurfaced at the DC film's premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater. While they didn't answer many questions and kept it moving on the red carpet, the embattled actor delivered a short speech inside the theater.
In a video from the event shared by Deadline, Miller received applause from the audience as they were introduced by director Andy Muschietti shortly before the screening. They then returned the favor, calling the filmmaker "maestro."
"Maestro has said it all and has said it well, and I just want to say that I love you, maestro," the "Justice League" star said. "I think you are amazing, and I think your work is monumental."
Miller then thanked "our great champion" Barbara Muschietti as well as the beloved comic book character's creators Gardner Fox, Harry Lampert, Bob Kanigher and Carmine Infantino "for initiating this character into life."
They later gave a shout-out to Warner Bros. Discovery film leaders Pamela Abdy and Michael DeLuca, CEO David Zaslav, "and the dynamic duo, Peter Safran and James Gunn, for your grace and discernment and care in the context of my life and in bringing this moment actually to fruition."
Miller also credited the film's "crew, our irresistible dream cast, and just the thousands of artists and workers who made this movie." They continued, "Everybody who supported us in our lives and the world and everybody who supported me in my life and in the world along this decade-long trying and very beautiful peregrination all the way to here... Just to finally say, with actually no further delays, enjoy 'The Flash'."
Also coming in support of the highly-anticipated debut of "The Flash" were Gunn, Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Lopez, Michael Shannon, Sasha Calle and Kiersey Clemons among others. Michael Keaton, who reprises his role as Batman, was nowhere to be seen at the Hollywood premiere as he had probably flown to Paris to attend the premiere in the City of Light on Tuesday.
"The Flash" will open wide in theaters across the nation on June 16.
Back in August 2022, Miller said they would be seeking treatment for "complex mental health issues" following multiple arrests. "Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment," they said in a statement provided to Variety.
"I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life," added the actor, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.