Ron Livingston Joins ‘The Flash’

While Zack Snyder’s Justice League continues to make plenty of waves on HBO Max and social media, the DCEU is looking to the future. 

After the recent news that Billy Crudup will not be reprising his role as Henry Allen, father to Barry Allen aka The Flash, in The Flash, the search was on for who would replace him. 

Variety has reported that his replacement will be none other than Ron Livingston, the actor perhaps best known for his roles in the Mike Judge 1999 comedy Office Space and HBO’s iconic World War II miniseries Band of Brothers

Livingston will be joining the recently announced Maribel Verdú (Y Tu Mama TambienPan’s Labyrinth), who will be playing Barry Allen’s mother. 

Plot details are still quiet on the Andy Muschietti directed film, which is set to release on November 4, 2022, after many delays. 

What we do know is that Ezra Miller will be reprising his role as the Scarlet Speedster, with Kiersey Clemons also back as his romantic interest Iris West. Clemons saw her appearance in Justice League restored in the new Snyder Cut, after being removed from the 2017 version of the film. It’s a scene that has generated much attention from those who have seen the new cut of the film, surely reigniting interest in the Flash’s first solo adventure on screens. 

While Livingston’s casting solves that mystery, one question still remains in regards to The Flash: What’s going on with Batman? While word has been around town for quite a while now that Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton would both be returning to play the Caped Crusader in the film, a recent interview Keaton had with Deadline put a little bit of doubt on whether or not we might see him putting on the cowl for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns

However The Flash ends up looking, after the Snyder Cut there’s no doubt that fans are more eager for its release than ever. 


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Written by Mitchell Beaupre

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