The Flash Movie Might Be Casting These Characters from the CW Show

Friday, 22 April 2016 - 12:05PM
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Friday, 22 April 2016 - 12:05PM
The Flash Movie Might Be Casting These Characters from the CW Show
Ezra Miller's version of The Flash is rumored to be very different from Grant Gustin's Barry Allen, but if early rumors are true, the movie will share a few similarities with the TV show, particularly in its cast of characters. A new casting breakdown lists five character descriptions that have been sent out to talent agencies, and it includes several names that will be familiar to fans of the series.

According to Heroic Hollywood, the film is currently casting five supporting characters, and while Fred Chyre would only be known to DC Comics fans, all of the other characters have appeared on the CW show in some form or another: Iris West, Eobard Thawne, Leonard Snart, and Jay Garrick.

Here's the full breakdown:
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IRIS WEST: Iris West is described in the breakdown as having Christiane Amanpour's brains and Carrie Bradshaw's style. An overcaffinated [sic] doe. A reporter at The Central City Citizen. Actresses are currently testing for this part.
 
EOBARD THAWNE: Eobard Thawne is described in the breakdown 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: Fred Chyre is described in the breakdown 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: Len Snart is 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: Jay Garrick is 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.
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Honestly, this would be a lot of characters to share with the TV show. It makes sense to a certain extent, as The Flash has a more limited number of significant comics characters than, say, Batman for example, but I would at least think that they would go with a different love interest. The Spider-Man movies used that tactic to differentiate between franchises, even though Mary Jane was by far the best-known love interest for Peter Parker, and that was probably the only inarguably successful aspect of the Amazing Spider-Man movies. It would also be a surprise if Eobard Thawne was depicted as being confined to a wheelchair. As far as I know, this isn't part of his character in the comics, so in that case, it would really seem like they were copying the TV show.

But the casting is just a rumor for now, so we can take it with a grain of salt. Plus, even if it is true, HH is quick to point out that Iris West is the only part that is currently testing actors for the role, so the rest could easily be subject to change.

The Flash is slated to hit theaters on March 16, 2018.
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