Casting news surrounding Flashpoint has come from an unlikely source in the past couple of days. There is a user on Reddit named LDN_Film, that claims to be a VFX artist that worked on Justice League. According to the site, moderators have verified his claims as being a legitimate VFX artist for the film.
If you recall, Rick Famuyiwa was originally slated to direct the upcoming The Flash film for Warner Bros. During that time, he started casting for the film and landed Kiersey Clemons for the role of Iris Allen. She was immediately added to the roster for Zack Snyder’s Justice League as well. Snyder even went so far as to film a scene with Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen, saving Iris from an overturned car in the Justice League film.
Now it seems that Kiersey will be replaced in the Flashpoint film. This via the reddit user LDN_Film…
I’ve said before, we were replacing Clemons with a digital woman in the shot – Clemons was brought on because of Famuyiwa, when he bailed, it meant WB could recast her. That’s around the time the shot was cut.
Now it’s been leaked online with her in it, they’ll probably stop all the work being done on it to replace her to stop fan backlash.
With the overall lackluster reviews from critics over Justice League, it seems Warner Bros. is reaching for anything to make their DC films “better” (noticed I put that in quotes, as I think they are good). Will this be viewed as “whitewashing” by fans or is this something that will not be an issue?
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The Flash travels into a timeline where Earth is a mess and its heroes are lost and scattered. It’s up to him to put things right. The film stars Ezra Miller and Billy Crudup. It will hit theaters in 2020.