~Matt Key

Considering the state of DC Comics now with Dr. Manhattan directly responsible for stealing ten years of our heroes’ lives and directly responsible for the New 52 reality, this is some pretty interesting news.


Billy Crudup, the actor who portrayed Dr. Manhattan in Zach Snyder’s adaptation of The Watchmen, has been cast in the role of Barry Allen’s father, Henry Allen, who is wrongfully convicted of the murder of his wife, Barry’s mother, and ends up setting Barry on a trajectory to someday become The Flash. If you’re familiar with The Flash’s story, then you already know that it’s actually the Reverse-Flash going back in time that’s responsible for the murder of Barry Allen’s mother.

Billy Crudup poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

As stated by Variety, who broke the story, sources say Crudup is “in talks to play the father of Barry Allen,” but there’s no confirmation just yet.

The Flash -- "Things You Can't Outrun" -- Image FLA103c_0124b -- Pictured: Wesley Shipp as Henry Allen -- Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

On the CW, we’ve already met Henry Allen as played by the original Flash actor, John Wesley Shipp, who first brought the scarlet speedster to life in the short-lived 90’s series.

The film currently stars Ezra Miller in the lead role, with Kiersey Clemons playing Iris West. The film is being directed by Rick Famuyiwa and will start filming later this year for a 2018 release.

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