Actor Billy Crudup, who had played Henry Allen, the Flash’s father in both Justice League 2017 as well as Zack Snyder’s Justice League, has decided to step down from the role due to conflicts in his schedule. Now to replace him, the Warner Bros have recruited Ron Livingston (Boardwalk Empire) to fill his shoes, as reported by Variety.
According to Variety’s report, a lot of new cast members have come on board to play their respective roles. Ian Loh is set to play a young Barry Allen, Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso will be taking on roles yet undisclosed to the public and Maribel Verdú for the role of Nora Allen, Barry Allen’s mother.
The movie is also going to cast Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Sasha Calle as Supergirl as well as Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. This is going to be the last DCEU movie in which Ben Affleck is going to play the Batman, as Matt Reeves’ The Batman is already underway with Robert Pattinson already playing the caped crusader.
Michael Keaton was also reported to have been chosen for the role of an older Batman, though he is really conflicted about whether he should take this role or not due to COVID-19 concerns as well as a busy schedule.
While the movie is going to be directed by Andy Muschietti with the screenplay been penned down by Christina Hodson, the movie is expected to undergo production soon for a release of November 4, 2022.