Casting for Ezra Miller’s ‘The Flash’ is starting to ramp up with Kiersey Clemons set to return as Iris West in the long-awaited solo film. Clemons was originally cast in the Justice League film but was cut when director Joss Whedon took over. Now, with The Snyder Cut of Justice League about to take over the world, Clemons role has been restored in that film and will now have a larger role in the Flash solo film.
In June 2020, it was reported that Michael Keaton was in early talks to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne / Batman for the film, a role which he previously played in Tim Burton‘s Batman(1989) and Batman Returns (1992).In August 2020, a report said Keaton would appear in the film and that Ben Affleck would also be reprising his role as Batman from the DC Extended Universe.Keaton disputed these claims on October 21st. Fisher was also included as a significant role in the film at this point, but was written out of the script in January 2021 following his accusations of abuse at DC Films. In February 2021 it was announced that Sasha Calle will portray Supergirl.
The Flash is scheduled to be released on November 4th, 2022, after a previous release date of June 3rd, 2022.
Circling back around to the Snyder Cut, an early review is already heralding it as a masterpiece.
People who saw the first hour of the film (when it leaked on HBO Max a few days ago) called it a massive upgrade over the theatrical cut and even called it a different viewing experience altogether. Early buzz is so strong (even if it is just optimistic thinking) that rumors are suggesting that the DCEU SnyderVerse might not be completely done after this film. Insider Grace Randolph is now claiming that since the early buzz for Zack Snyder’s Justice League is so good, second and third installments are back on the table at Warner Bros. Of course, the man himself has admitted on more than one occasion recently that neither he nor the studio have any plans for further adventures, but as we all know, money talks the loudest in Hollywood. Check out Randolph’s tweet below:
WB has already put the cart before the horse before, that’s how they ended up in this mess. I expect the studio to play this very close to the chest. They will be keeping a very close eye on just how many people stream this cut of a film they originally rolled their eyes at. If the fans love it and millions stream it, WB will find themselves in a very interesting position. However, if it sucks and fans hate it, WB will just say they were right all along.
Justice League The Snyder Cut Premieres March 18th only on HBO Max.