Fans got a taste of what to expect with the new Flash character during the trailer for next year's Justice League picture, but the casting for the spin off is beginning to take shape. Cinema Blend reports that Billy Crudup will take on the role of Henry Allen - the father of superhero Barry Allen.
The film is in development right now and the star of Almost Famous won't be unprepared for what to expect in a DC franchise installment. 48-year old Crudup was Dr. Manhattan in Zack Snyder's 2009 Watchmen. A very dark reprisal of the old comic book series that ended up as a one-off.
Kiersey Clemons Comes On Board As One Of Three Flash Characters To Date
The love interest is always an important role to nail. Where Barry Allen's tastes are concerned, Iris West will be played by 22-year old Kiersey Clemons according to Variety. With Ezra Miller in the central role as the suited up lightning man, Clemons will get to build on her current CV of Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. She also has a lot of television credits including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Transparent and Extant among others.
Rick Famuyiwa will direct the 2018 picture. The 43-year old Nigerian-American looks to solidify himself as a Hollywood heavyweight in just his seventh film. His previous work includes Brown Sugar, 2007's Talk to Me starring Don Cheadle and the 2015 crime comedy Dope. But this is the first time Famuyiwa will have a big budget to play with and expectations will be sky high.
Flash and Cyborg Suits Already Circulating
Screen Rant reports that costume design company Ironhead Studio have leaked out via Instagram the maquettes for Cyborg and the Flash ahead of the new Justice League picture. The studio did however explain that they were actually used in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Prevalent in one of Bruce Wayne's nightmare sequences, that snippet was a sign of things to come as DC puts the pieces of the puzzle into place.
Ray Fisher will play the robotic part man, part machine, Cyborg alongside Ezra Miller. We find the rest of the gang in Jason Momoa for Aquaman and Gal Gadot for Wonder Woman. We saw her last partnered up with Ben Affleck's Batman.