It’s hard to imagine the upcoming movie revolving around The Flash topping the popular TV series, but that is something director Seth Grahame-Smith is no doubt hoping for when he brings the Fastest Man Alive to the big screen in 2018. We’ll see Ezra Miller suit up before then in Justice League of course, but his solo movie could be a tough one to get just right.
It certainly sounds like Warner Bros. are making an effort with the cast anyway, as a casting call has emerged today which sheds at least some light on the direction this movie is taking. Needless to say, some of the names will be instantly familiar to those of you who watch the TV show, though it seems as if we’ll be getting vastly different interpretations of them all.
EOBARD THAWNE: Eobard Thawne is described in the breakdown as Central City’s Bill Gates. The smartest man in the room and he suffers from advanced degenerative disease like Stephen Hawking. Thawne is confined to a chair.
FRED CHYRE: Fred Chyre is described in the breakdown as a gruff detective who first meets Barry at the scene of a crime. Now they’re colleagues and the closest thing Barry has to a friend. Chryre is investigating the unusual death of someone at Thawne Laboratories.
LEN SNART: Len Snart is described in the breakdown as being ex-military and turns out to be working for Thawne. Have a feeling he is the muscle the way Anatoli Knyazev (aka the KGBEAST) was the muscle for Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
JAY GARRICK: Jay Garrick is described in the breakdown as being a former Central University professor who was fired for fringe science, and was working on the speed force program. Supposedly his role is just a cameo.
The decision to seemingly utilise the Reverse-Flash as a villain here is an interesting one, especially as The Flash TV show already did a great job with that character. This is an decent enough list regardless, and it’s going to be fun seeing how the big and small screen versions of the Scarlet Speedster end up differing when they’re both about at the same time!