WB and DC’s The Flash has found its Henry Allen in Ron Livingston.
Update (3/25/2021): According to Variety, actor Ron Livingston has officially joined the cast of Warner Bros., and DC Film’s The Flash starring Ezra Miller.
The Search Party star will play Barry Allen’s wrongly father, Henry— a role originally set to be played by Billy Crudup.
Crudup, who portrayed the speedster’s wrongly incarcerated father in Justice League, was rumored to be returning to reprise his role for The Flash.
In fact, back in October 2020, it was being reported that Crudup was in talks to return to reprise his role. Unfortunately, Crudup had to bow out due to scheduling conflicts that arose as a result of his involvement with Apple’s The Morning Show.
Word of Ron Livingtston’s casting comes hot on the heels of news that actress Maribel Verdú has signed on to play Barry’s mother in the forthcoming superhero flick.
Original Story (10/2/2020):
Looks like The Flash could be recruiting Billy Crudup to star opposite Ezra Miller in the upcoming superhero flick.
According to Deadline, Emmy Award winner Billy Crudup is currently in early talks to join the cast of Warner Bros., upcoming solo superhero film, The Flash.
If negotiations go through, Crudup would join the cast of the movie as the father of titular speedster, Barry Allen.
Crudup, has of course, previously portrayed Henry Allen before. In fact, most recently, DECU fans will likely recall the Morning Show vet playing the part of Barry’s incarcerated father Justice League.
Justice League aside, however, Crudup had also previously been attached to appear in the solo Flash film back in 2015 when director Rick Famuyiwa was still attached as director on the film.
The actor subsequently dropped out of the project right around the time that the forthcoming DCEU film handed the reigns over to John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who were set to direct the movie back in 2018.
Both Goldstein and Daley left later on that same year, making way for It: Chapter 2 director Andy Muschietti to take over as director. Now that Muschietti is set to helm, it seems as though Crudup could in fact be rejoining the cast of the highly anticipated superhero film.
Crudup’s involvement with the project comes hot on the heels of word that actors Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck had both signed on to reprise their roles as Batman for the film.
Ezra Miller is also on board to reprise his role as the titular superhero in a film that’s set to explore DC’s Flashpoint comic series.
The Flash is slated to hit theaters sometime in 2022.