The next time The Flash feature film’s Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) sees his father, Henry, he’ll have a new look and vibe.
Variety reports Office Space‘s Ron Livingston will play Henry in the film, to be directed by It‘s Andy Muschietti. The production will also feature Ian Loh as a young Barry and Maribel Verdú as Barry mother Nora, whose death sets off the the adventure. Taking its cues from Flashpoint, Barry will muck with time to save her, only to discover he’s unleashed a darker future and, seemingly, a portal into the Multiverse. Both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are expected to reprise their Batman roles, although Keaton cast doubt on his participation recently, citing scheduling conflicts and COVID worries as reasons not return.
Scheduling difficulties are indeed Crudup’s reasons for leaving the film despite debuting as Henry in both Justice League and Zack Snyder’s Justice League. In both versions, he plays a fairly intense man wrongfully convicted of killing his wife. Barry’s quest for justice starts with learning the truth about the crime and seeing his father freed. With Livingston, we expect a chiller version of Henry who has accepted his fate even as Barry breaks the universe to alter it.
Other talent scheduled to appear in the film include Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, and both Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Rudy Mancuso in undisclosed roles.
The Flash is scheduled for release on November 4, 2022.