Billy Crudup is still attached to play Ezra Miller’s father Henry Allen in Warner Bros. and DC Films “The Flash,” TheWrap has confirmed.
Reports that surfaced on Wednesday stating Crudup had dropped out of the project are inaccurate, according to insiders.
“Forrest Gump” director Robert Zemeckis is the frontrunner to direct the DC Film’s “The Flash,” a person close to the situation told TheWrap.
The film, starring Ezra Miller as the titular speedy superhero Barry Allen, would mark a return to the world of sci-fi-infused fantasy for the “Back to the Future” director, known for blending emotional stories with top-notch visual effects.
Leading man Miller appeared in Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter” spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” last year. Fans got their first glimpse of Miller as the Flash in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” He also plays the part in the forthcoming “Justice League” and had a brief appearance in the summer hit “Suicide Squad.”
“The Flash” was originally set for a March 16, 2018, release, but Warner Bros. wants to get the film right and is not rushing the project, the insider said. Former director Rick Famuyiwa left “The Flash” over creative differences last year.