The Flash movie casts Watchmen star

The Scarlet Speedster’s father has been chosen for The Flash movie


While Warner Bros’ upcoming film adaptation of The Flash has a lot more to do than any of the other DC movies in our eyes – especially since it’s coming hot on the tailes of The CW’s own massively popular take on the Scarlet Speedster – we’re pretty optimistic bearing in mind what we’ve seen so far. While the withdrawal of original directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord was a blow, incoming Rick Famuyiwa is putting his own stamp on it, and his latest addition is the very definition of solid casting: Billy Crudup.

An unsung but perfectly competent face in a number of films – whether it’s as Dr Manhattan in Watchmen, Russell Hammond in Almost Famous or Will Bloom in Big Fish – it isn’t clear what take on Henry Allen will be presented by Warner Bros in the big-screen adaptation (while he’s generally correct and present in the comics, in the TV series he has wrongly incarcerated for his wife’s murder, with Barry doing his level best to prove his innocence). Regardless, we’re sure Crudup will bring a strong sense of personality to the character in whatever form he arrives in.

Billy Crudup in Watchmen.

With Variety having confirmed the presence of Henry Allen in the film, it seems likely that we will be hearing at some point who’s down to play his wife, Nora. The supporting players are gradually getting stacked up, so hopefully we’ll find out who they are sooner rather than later.

Crudup joins existing cast members Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, with Rick Famuyiwa directing and Seth Grahame-Smith on script duties.

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