Clemons was first tied to the role near the start of the month, although she was still locked in competition with Lucy Boynton and Rita Ora for it. It is unknown what the deciding factor in Warner Bros’ decision to cast Clemons was, but her previous collaboration with director Rick Famuyiwa on his film Dope may very well have had a role in it.
The cinematic version of The Flash will not be the first time Iris West has been portrayed in live-action media. Candice Patton currently plays the character on The CW‘s Flash TV series, and Clemons’ West is rumored to appear in some capacity in next year’s Justice League film:
Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is set to play Barry Allen, aka The Flash, in the feature, following his recent cameo appearance in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Miller’s version of the Flash is also set to appear in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League alongside a full roster of iconic DC heroes, including Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Henry Cavill’s Superman. You can check out a first-look at his version of the character in the Justice League teaser trailer released at Comic-Con.
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