The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Billy Crudup is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to return for the upcoming DC film The Flash, reprising the role he played in 2017’s Justice League.
The storyline, as its known currently in the report, states that the film will see Barry Allen aka The Flash go back in time to prevent the murder of his mother, an act that proves to have unintended consequences for his timeline.
Billy Crudup was attached for The Flash solo film back in 2016, originally when Rick Famuyiwa was set to direct. After a few more directors and screenwriters came and went, eventually Crudup moved on. Now the studio and the films director, Andy Muschietti, are trying to sign Billy Crudup back on board with a new deal to reprise the role of playing Henry Allen, Barry’s father, which he portrayed in one scene in the Justice League film. While Kiersey Clemons was was attached to the project around the same time as Billy Crudup to play the role of Iris West, it’s unclear whether she will be brought onboard yet but I’m hoping she will be.
The Flash is currently scheduled for cinematic release on the 3rd June 2022.