Billy Crudup is in talks to reprise his role as Barry Allen’s father, Henry Allen, in DC Entertainment’s The Flash. He previously played the role in Justice League.
There are a lot of big epic things in store for this movie and I’m sure that there are going to be a lot of surprises to come. If everything works out, Crudup will join Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ben Affleck as Batman, Michael Keaton as Batman, along with several other members of the DC universe cast.
The movie is going to smash open the DC multiverse and director Andy Muschietti previously teased “all that you’ve seen exists”. The Flash will see Barry Allen “breaking the bonds of physics to crash into various parallel dimensions, where he’ll encounter slightly different versions of DC’s classic heroes.”
The director of the also explained things a little further regarding how this new DC Multiverse is actually going to work, saying:
“This movie is a bit of a hinge in the sense that it presents a story that implies a unified universe where all the cinematic iterations that we’ve seen before are valid. It’s inclusive in the sense that it is saying all that you’ve seen exists, and everything that you will see exists, in the same unified multiverse.”
Muschietti shared his excitement for the project saying:
“Well, I want you to go see it, so I’m not going to tell you a lot. But what I will tell you is that it’s a ride. It’s going to be fun and exciting and there are a lot of DC characters in it. Flash is the superhero of this film because he is the bridge between all of these characters and timelines. And in a way, it restarts everything and doesn’t forget anything.”
The director also previously explained that the film will be a time travel story, saying:
“His mother was murdered, his father was trained and incarcerated, and all his journey from then was a man trying to make things right…the script really capture his loquacity, his personality…he’s someone who has the power of changing events of the past, but by doing so, can deteriorate the very fabric of the space-time continuum.”
Screenwriter Christina Hodson went on to say, “The cinematic multiverse is going to be born out of this movie. It’s born out of Barry’s story.”
I’m pretty excited about this movie and with Muschietti at the helm, I feel confident that we are going to get a really cool and well-made film.