Billy Crudup May Be Playing Henry Allen on The Flash
It looks like the DC film universe may be calling on one of their former Watchmen actors to play Barry Allen’s father Henry in their upcoming film on The Flash as Doctor Manhattan himself Billy Crudup may be taking on the role.
Variety exclusively reported that Billy Crudup is currently in talks to portray the role of Barry Allen’s (Ezra Miller) father in Rick Famuyiwa’s film version based on the Scarlet Speedster. Warner Bros. hasn’t confirmed the news yet, but a source within the company told Variety that he is being considered for the role. In the comics, Henry Allen was a scientist who was wrongly accused for murdering his wife, Nora, which forces their son Barry to become a forensic scientist aiming to get justice for his mother and clearing his father’s name. It appears that the movie may retain the same origin as the comics, just like The CW series.
Billy Crudup became more recognizable for his role in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen, where he played member Doctor Manhattan. It will be nice to see Crudup returning to the DC brand to play a totally different character. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who also was in Watchmen as The Comedian, got to play Bruce’s father Thomas in flashbacks for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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