With ‘The Flash’ still a couple of years away the casting is gradually beginning to take shape. Billy Crudup - yes, the guy who played Dr. Manhattan in ‘Watchmen’ - will play the pops of hero Barry Allen (aka The Flash), according to Variety. It reunites Crudup with the DC cinematic world after starring as one of the main characters in the Zack Snyder-directed ‘Watchmen’ back in 2009.
Warner Bros. and DC may be struggling to secure positive reviews for their movies (notably recent release ‘Suicide Squad’), but it hasn’t deterred them from starting work on a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel. 2013 saw Henry Cavill don the red and blue suit for the first time but any news on a follow-up has been pretty quiet until now. Instead, the focus was on ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, which was a long and gruelling process alongside new Batman Ben Affleck.
Back in 2008, when Batman epic ‘The Dark Knight’ swooped into cinemas just a couple of months after Robert Downey Jr’s big screen debut as ‘Iron Man’, comic book fans could never have imagined how successful Marvel’s then-pioneering cinematic universe would go on to be. If you had told anyone that a movie in which Batman fights Superman would struggle to surpass the unspeakably obscure ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ at the global box office, DC acolytes would have cackled maniacally in your face like The Joker after pulling off a particularly cruel and ingenious jape. Christopher Nolan’s Batman films were wowing critics and stirring up huge numbers at the box office while Marvel was still pulling on its power-suit.
After a positive buzz around the upcoming Ezra Miller-starring ‘The Flash’ movie, attached director Seth Grahame-Smith has left the project.
Since the hype of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ died down, the title on everyone’s lips has undoubtedly been ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. In order for DC to finally catch up to the already dominant Marvel, it was always going to be vital that Zack Snyder’s flick did its best to set-up upcoming universe expansion ‘The Justice League Part One’. Here’s everything ‘Justice League’-related we learned in the film and what it means for the future of the DC movies.
When Ezra Miller makes his debut as The Flash in the DC Cinematic Universe we will immediately be able to compare him to Grant Gustin’s version on the television show of the same name.