Kiersey Clemons is set to star opposite Ezra Miller in “The Flash” solo movie, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
Clemons will reprise her role as Iris West, the romantic interest of Barry Allen.
Clemons was initially cast as West in 2017’s “Justice League” but was cut from the final film. Clemons’ scene has been restored for “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” which will premiere on HBO Max on March 18.
Ben Affleck’s Batman is not the only Batman to return, as Michael Keaton will return to the role of Batman from the 1989 Tim Burton film, as TheWrap first exclusively reported.
The plot of “The Flash” will introduce general audiences to the idea of the multiverse, one of the of core concepts underpinning DC Comics. For the non fanboy set, the multiverse refers to a shifting number of alternate universes that coexist within the larger reality depicted in DC comics. Originally created to explain various contradictory changes the company’s characters experienced over decades, it allows several different versions of the same characters to simultaneously exist and, occasionally, interact.
Clemons first broke out in a pair of Sundance films “Dope” and “Hearts Beat Loud.” Clemons most recently starred in Disney’s most recent iteration of “Lady and the Tramp.” Her other credits include Amazon’s “The Only Living Boy in New York” and Universal’s “Sweetheart.”
Kiersey Clemons is repped by UTA, Range and the law firm Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.