Does John Wesley Shipp approve Billy Crudup’s casting as Henry Allen in “The Flash” movie?
In response to a fan tweet — saying that Crudup has “big shoes to fill” given Shipp’s amazing portrayal of the same role on The CW’s “The Flash” — Shipp commended Crudup as an actor and said that he thinks the “Almost Famous” star would do great as Barry Allen’s dad in the DC Comics film.
“Billy Crudup is AWESOME actor. Love this choice,” Shipp, 61, wrote. “Can't wait to see their take on it.”
Variety broke the news on Thursday, Sept. 9, that Crudup, 48, is in talks to play Henry in the Rick Famuyiwa–directed film. He joins previously announced cast members Ezra Miller (Barry Allen), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang).
Seth Grahame-Smith penned the script based on a treatment by Chris Miller and Phil Lord. Plot details are being kept under wraps, but it was previously revealed that the film won’t be an origin story and will be set after the events in “Justice League.”
Miller has already made a cameo as The Flash in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and will also appear as the superhero in “Justice League,” which opens in theaters on Nov. 17, 2017.
Production for “The Flash” movie is expected to start this year with the pic slated to be released on March 16, 2018.
Meanwhile, Shipp will reprise his role as Henry Allen in the “Flashpoint” story arc in Season 3 of “The Flash.” Although his character was killed off in the latter part of Season 2, Barry (Grant Gustin) inadvertently created an alternate timeline — where his dad is still alive — after he traveled back in time to prevent the death of her mom Nora (Michelle Harrison) at the hands of the Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher). “The Flash” Season 3 premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. on The CW.
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