The big screen version of the Scarlet Speedster may be progressing now, as the DC Extended film “The Flash” is now reportedly casting more main and supporting characters, including some classic villains. Moreover, a possible multiverse in the film might be introduced, too.
According to a report by Heroic Hollywood, Warner Bros. Entertainment is currently seeking actors and actresses to play key characters in the upcoming “The Flash” film for the big screen. A breakdown of the characters that they are looking for were sent out to talent agencies, and the alleged source was able to grab one.
The list revealed that the film might be planning to make use of the most familiar and well-loved character in the entire “The Flash” mythos who are, coincidentally, also well-loved in the live action rendition on The CW. It was reported that the movie might even resemble the storyline of the first season of the TV series as five familiar characters are being sought now.
First is the love interest of Barry Allento be played by Ezra Miller in the filmIris West. The character is said to be a reporter at the Central City Citizen, and has “Christiane Amanpour’s brains and Carrie Bradshaw’s style.”
Another one is Eobard Thawne or Reverse Flash. In the film, Thawne is allegedly the city’s Bill Gates, being “the smartest man in the room and he suffers from advanced degenerative disease like Stephen Hawking.” He is said to be confined in a wheelchair.
Next is Fred Chyre, who is a “gruff detective investigating the unusual death of someone at Thawne Laboratories” He is a friend to Barry Allen.
Fourth is Len Snart, or better known as Captain Cold, who is an “ex-military and turns out to be working for Thawne.”
Lastly, the studio is seeking to cast Jay Garrick, who is in the comics the original Flash from Earth 2. In the film, he is described as “a former Central University professor who was fired for fringe science, and was working on the speed force program.” His role is said to be only that of a short cameo.
“The Flash” opens on March 16, 2018.