Ezra Miller Hits Out At Fantastic Beasts Critics: "See The Film Before You Start Talking S**t On Twitter"
Ezra Miller has come out swinging ahead of the release of 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', firing back at those who have criticised the film before seeing it.
In the lengthy lead-up to the film's release, there have been three major criticisms levelled at J.K. Rowling and the production. The first is the ongoing employment of Johnny Depp and his involvement in the project. The second came at the revelation that Chloe Kim was playing Nagini, a reveal some saw as racist.
The third criticism comes from a comment the film's director, David Yates, said earlier in this year regarding Dumbledore's sexuality.
The Fantastic Beasts films are a prequel to Harry Potter and -- since Rowling revealed Dumbledore's sexuality after the books were published -- many thought he would be openly gay in the prequel films.
Yates revealed that wasn't quite the case saying Crimes of Grindelwald would mostly avoid any mention of Dumbledore's sexuality, or his implied relationship with Depp's character of Grindelwald.
Speaking to Total Film, Miller said Yates' initial comments weren't exactly true. "For me, personally, I find Dumbledore’s queerness extremely explicit in this film," the actor said.
"I mean, all around. He sees Grindelwald, his young lover who’s the love of his life; he sees him in the Mirror of Erised," Miller continued. "What does the Mirror of Erised show you? Nothing more than the most desperate desire of your heart. If that’s not explicitly gay, I don’t know what is."
Miller also praised Rowling for retroactively introducing the wizard's sexuality saying:
"[She wrote] one of the greatest characters in literary history, one of the most beloved characters across the whole spectrum of civil society," he said, "and then, at the end of writing that series, was like, 'Oh, yeah, and he’s gay. What? Step to me.' She is forever a god for that."
Addressing the backlash of the film Miller didn't mince words saying, "Why don’t you wait until you see the film before you start talking shit on Twitter? Or wait to make up your own mind about something for once in your life."
Miller was championed as the first out queer actor who would lead a major superhero film when it was announced his Justice League character The Flash would star in a standalone flick.
Since then, the DC films have had major overhauls and the status of the Flash flick has been up in the air.
Part of Crimes of Grindelwald's release has seen several members of the cast and crew urging audiences to trust them and wait before they make their minds up about anything.
"Do your own research. Make up your own mind. Follow your heart, and really, really investigate situations before you identify yourself and pick a side, and start throwing things at the opposition." He continued saying, "That’s what’s totally screwing everything up right now. And it polarises us. We’re all human, and there’s a lot of things we can agree on."
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits cinemas November 17.
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