Livingston Replaces Crudup In “The Flash”
Ron Livingston (“Office Space,” “The Conjuring,” “Boardwalk Empire”) has been cast as Henry Allen, father of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen, in “The Flash” film at Warner Bros. Pictures.
Livingston replaces Billy Crudup, who recently had to exit the role because of scheduling conflicts with the Apple TV+ drama “The Morning Show”.
Crudup played Henry in 2017’s “Justice League” film but was barely in the theatrical cut. Zack Snyder’s recent recut gave him more screen time, but the role was still limited to two scenes.
Ian Loh is also joining the cast as young Barry Allen, while “Derry Girls” actress Saoirse-Monica Jackson and internet personality Rudy Mancuso also have roles. They join the previously cast Maribel Verdu as Barry’s mother Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Ben Affleck as Batman and Michael Keaton as another dimension’s Batman.
Production on the new film had been postponed due to the pandemic and is expected to begin shortly ahead of a November 2022 release. Andy Muschietti helms from a script by Christina Hodson.