MOVIE NEWS – After Warner Bros. had revealed their DC Extended Universe (DCEU) schedule back in October 2014, the studio made it clear that this universe would be independent of the DC TV universe, where shows like The CW’s Arrow and The Flash are currently thriving.
Warner cast Ezra Miller as Barry Allen in The Flash film, which is in the movie theaters on March 16, 2018, although no other actors have been announced yet. Today we have a new, yet unofficial report, which claims that the studio is actively casting five important supporting roles, which will be quite familiar to fans of both the CW TV show and the comics alike. Naturally, there will be possible SPOILERS below, so be aware of the risk.
According to Heroic Hollywood actresses are already testing for a female role on this list right now in Los Angeles. Strangely, while the movie and TV universes are still separate, the site’s sources stated that the casting breakdowns sound quite similar to the story told in the first season of The CW’s The Flash. With that being said, the five roles currently being cast by Warner Bros. are Iris West, Eobard Thawne, Fred Chyre, Len Snart and Jay Garrick.
In this flick, Iris West play the role of a reporter for The Central City Citizen, who is labeled as an overachiever, or an “overcaffeinated do” with the brains of Christiane Amanpour and the style of Carrie Bradshaw. Iris is a journalist in both the DC Comics canon and also The CW TV series, so it appears the movie is sticking close to her roots, still, there’s no mention in the casting breakdown about whether or not she’s Barry Allen‘s love interest. Eobard Thawne, a.k.a. Reverse Flash is said to be the smartest man in Central City, who suffers from a degenerative disease and is confined to a wheelchair.
Fred Chyre is the only character listed on that list that doesn’t appear on The Flash TV series. Fred is said to be a gruff detective who becomes Barry’s only friend after they meet at a crime scene. Fred is also investigating a mysterious death at Thawne Laboratories. Len Snart, a.k.a. Captain Cold, is described as an ex-military soldier who is now working for Thawne. The report claims that Smart could be the “muscle” for Thawne in the same way that Anatoli Knyazev, a.k.a. KGBeast was the muscle for Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The final character, Jay Garrick, is said only to have a cameo appearance in The Flash. The breakdown describes Garrick as a former Central University professor who was fired for his work in fringe sciences and with the speed force. Since he will only have a cameo appearance, it remains to be seen if there are plans to bring him in for Justice League Part 2, which is set for release on June 14, 2019. Previous reports claimed that Ray Fisher will be co-starring in The Flash movie as Cyborg. That has not been confirmed at this time.