The Flash: Ron Livingston replaces Billy Crudup as Henry Allen

Ezra Miller as the Flash
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

The Flash movie has found a new Henry Allen. Billy Crudup was originally cast in the role, playing the character in Justice League, but had to bow out after multiple delays resulted in a conflict with his The Morning Show schedule with Apple TV Plus. Ron Livingston has now stepped into the role of Barry Allen's father for the film. 

Variety's casting news also includes Ian Loh as a young Barry Allen, and Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso join as currently undisclosed roles. Maribel Verdú is still expected to play the role of Nora Allen – Barry's mother – however, expect her role to be brief given The Flash's origin story.

The Flash will star Ezra Miller as Central City's scarlet speedster and is currently slated to hit theaters November 4, 2022, a date that takes COVID delays into consideration but could shift again due to the ongoing game of musical chairs movie release dates are playing. This will mark the first stand-alone adventure for the Miller's Flash outside of his brief cameo on The CW series of the same name during the Crisis On Infinite Earths event early in 2020. 

Andy Muschietti is the most recent director signed to the project, with Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson working on the newest version of the script. 

Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are still expected to return in the film in their respective Batman roles, bringing the multiverse into play in the DCEU. Sasha Calle recently joined the team as Supergirl, Central City's Girl of Steel. Kiersey Clemons will return to her role as Iris West as well. 

Watch the DCEU movies in order while you wait for The Flash to hit theaters.

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