John Krasinski as Barry Allen...
Why He’s Perfect:
Now we know we put him forward for Superman the other week (and we still think he’dmake a good Clark Kent), but Krasinski should also be considered for
. We don’t care how much Berlanti waffles on about making it “dark” or “edgy”, if most of the action revolves around super-speed, some of it will have to be played for laughs. The world of
isn’t cast in the perennial gloom of Gotham, and treating it as such is going to fall flat once the sprinting begins.
Krasinski can do the funnies in his sleep, but he’s also got that decency and likeability essential for a good Barry Allen. The fanboys might not be keen on him, but he’s got the physical stature to play a superhero, and The Flash might just be the perfect fit.
Barry tells his obnoxious boss where he can stick his job, ditching his desk for an exciting new life in spandex.
But if Krasinski can't do it...