The Flash solo film has had more than its fair share of production issues. It’s had several directors attached, only to leave the project not long after. It’s even changed story a few times. Originally it was set to be about The Flash’s solo adventures, now it appears he’ll be joining sides with a whole host of various Batmen, including Michael Keaton.
One of the film’s many losses was Billy Crudup. Crudup played Barry Allen’s dad Henry in both the Theatrical cut of Justice League and Zack Snyder’s recently released director’s cut. He didn’t have many scenes, but his importance to The Flash’s story is felt in both versions. Crudup left the solo film in back in 2017 and, until now, the crucial paternal role was left without an actor.
Now though, Ron Livingston has been given the role of Henry Allen. Livingston will be most widely known from his roles in the epic HBO miniseries Band Of Brothers and Mike Judge’s classic comedy Office Space. More recently he’s been spending time on the small screen in shows such as 50 States Of Fright, Search Party and The Romanoffs.
Billy Crudup will surely be missed, especially by fans of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. But Ron Livingston has enough work behind him to be a worthy replacement.
The Flash is currently set to hit cinemas 4th November 2022, starring Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash and Andrés Muschietti set to direct.