As development continues, the DC Extended Universe’s Flash movie begins to look more and more promising. According to the visits to the set of Justice League, Ezra Miller is fantastic in the role of Barry Allen. So good in fact that he may be able to escape the shadow of his CW counterpart, Grant Gustin. Also, In lieu of the inexperienced Seth Gramme-Smith, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa has taken the helm. This is a director brimming with style, who is going to use this outlet to create something truly unique. However, for now, casting is the priority. Famuyiwa appears to be honing in on his Iris West with Kiersey Clemons (Dope) being the front-runner.
Currently, there are three contenders for Iris. Clemons (Dope), pop star Rita Ora (Fifty Shades of Grey), and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street). The frontrunner appears to be Clemons, which makes sense as she and Famuyiwa already have an established relationship. She’s certainly an amiable screen presence who will have a great deal of chemistry with Miller. If you don’t believe me, I’d highly recommend checking out Dope which is streaming on Netflix. It’s a great showcase for both Kiersey Clemons’ and Famuyiwa’s talents.
While I haven’t seen Sing Street myself, I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things about it. As such, Boynton could also be a very good choice. Hopefully, Rita Ora will fall out of the running, though, as her contention seems like a bit of a gimmick. At the end of the day, Famuyiwa will surely make the right choice. He certainly has plenty of good material to work with. A treatment by masterminds Phil Lord and Chris Miller and a screenplay by Gramme-Smith have already been written. All talented writers, and with Famuyiwa, Miller, and most likely Kiersey Clemons on board, The Flash will surely be speeding into the hearts of plenty of fans.
The Flash opens in 2018.
Michael Fairbanks is a lifelong film lover from San Diego, California. His favorite movies include The Dark Knight, Silver Linings Playbook, and As Good As It Gets. In addition to The Nerd Stash, Fairbanks writes for both The Young Folks, and his own blog, entitled Fairbanks on Film.