After making his onscreen introduction briefly in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now working on Justice League Part 1, Ezra Miller’s The Flash is set to receive his own standalone movie right after in 2018, with Seth Grahame-Smith already signed on to direct the solo film as well.
Apparently, DC has already begun casting the rest of the film, around Miller now as well, with five new roles possibly rumored to be included in the movie, though make sure to take everything from here on out with a very large grain of salt.
Heroic Hollywood apparently obtained a casting breakdown for the film, being sent to talent agencies right now, which include five possible characters set to appear in the movie. However, even HH’s report says to treat it as a rumor, since some of the breakdowns sound very similar to the ones that were made for the first season of The Flash.
Here are the characters and their respective breakdowns, per the original report:
- Iris West: Described in the breakdown as having Christiane Amanpour’s brains and Carrie Bradshaw’s style. An overcaffinated doe. A reporter at The Central City Citizen. Actresses are currently testing for this part.
- Eobard Thawne: Described as Central City’s Bill Gates. The smartest man in the room and he suffers from advanced degenerative disease like Stephen Hawking. Thawne is confined to a chair.
- Fred Chyre: Described as a gruff detective who first meets Barry at the scene of a crime. Now they’re colleagues and the closest thing Barry has to a friend. Chryre is investigating the unusual death of someone at Thawne Laboratories.
- Len Snart: Described in the breakdown as being ex-military and turns out to be working for Thawne. Have a feeling he is the muscle the way Anatoli Knyazev (aka the KGBEAST) was the muscle for Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
- Jay Garrick:Described in the breakdown as being a former Central University professor who was fired for fringe science, and was working on the speed force program. Supposedly his role is just a cameo.
I actually have a fair amount of faith in The Flash standalone movie, and as far as I’m concerned, the only huge problem that the movie might be facing, is being outshined by the beloved and critically-acclaimed CW show. Especially when it comes to Miller’s performance as Barry Allen, who is a talented actor in his own right, but will have to be different enough to also live at the same time as Grant Gustin’s.
The characters and their breakdowns sound fine, I’m just interested in seeing how DC is planning on balancing the two live-action iterations of the same property moving forward, since some of these breakdowns do, in fact, sound very similar to some of the characters in the TV show.
The Flash will be released in theatres on March 16th, 2018.
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