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THE FLASH (2018): Kiersey Clemons, Others In Running To Play Female Lead

Kiersey Clemons Lucy Boynton Rita Ora The Flash

Kiersey Clemons, Lucy Boynton, and Rita Ora in competition to portray The Flash‘s female lead. The three actresses are all on the short list to appear in the planned DC Comics films.

Reportedly, Clemons is currently preferred for the role, but Boynton and Ora are also under serious consideration. Clemons has the advantage of having worked with director Rick Famuyiwa before, having appeared in his 2015 film Dope.

The Flash remains without a release date, but production is set to start later this year:

Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About KevinThe 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.

Although it has not yet been revealed exactly which character the Flash female lead might be, the trade report suggests we’ll see a new version of Iris West. Iris is currently played by Candice Patton on The CW‘s small screen take on the scarlet speedster. It is believed that the character may first appear in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League, set to hit theaters November 17, 2017.

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