DC Movies! Results: The Flash Casting

The DC Movies! Page on Facebook, asked members who they would like to see cast as The Flash/Barry Allen? These are the top ten choices made by the group.

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By Christopher Olivier - 10/24/2011
Without being given options, DC Movies! asked page members who they would like to see as the Flash. All of the commentary is done by myself.

These are the top ten results:





10. Paul Walker



While Paul Walker has the looks to pull off nearly any superhero, his acting chops are not refined. I doubt he could deliver funny dialogue because he can barely spew dramatic dialogue!


9. Nathan Fillion



I would say, Nathan Fillion is this generations Bruce Campbell. He's a favourite amongst the fanboy community for any given superhero, whether it's Green Lantern, Captain America, or Ant-Man, he's always being suggested as a potential... anything. I'm not sure he'd fit as Barry Allen, but I could definitely see him as Jay Garrick!


8. Chris Evans



Although Chris Evans is a pretty good pick, what with the look and comedic timing, the logistics of Evans taking the role is not likely at all. He was already weary going from Human Torch to Captain America in the first place. Now that he has a lucrative deal as a first tier superhero, I can't see him taking on a second tier hero for a rival studio.


7. Adam Brody



In 2008, Adam Brody was cast as the Flash in George Miller's unproduced Justice League: Mortal film. He is a legit comic book fan and had been vying for the role. His comedic timing and his natural look is enough!


6. Ryan Reynolds



Ryan Reynolds was my personal favourite to play the Flash and I was slightly disappointed to see him cast as Green Lantern. That move made me wonder if they were trying to give Hal Jordan a personality and after seeing the movie, that's still what I think.


5. Michael Rosenbaum



Michael Rosenbaum was perfect as the voice of the Flash in the Justice League animated series and coincidentally, resembles the Flash out of costume. Much like Brody, Rosenbaum naturally looks like Barry Allen (the Flash's secret identity) and has experience in comedies, appearing in Sorority Boys (which is under-rated), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Smallville.

Take that, Smallville.


4. Ryan Gosling



Although Ryan Gosling was in the running to play Hal Jordan, he is on the fast-track to becoming one of Hollywood's A-list. After that bullet-dodging, I don't know if he would be willing to tryout another superhero venture, but especially not a second tier hero like the Flash.


3. Bradley Cooper



Another fan-favourite, Bradley Cooper was also in the running for Hal Jordan and when questioned if he was in talks for the Flash, claimed to not know who the character was. He seems very uninterested in the role, so it's not likely we'd ever see him don the red jumpsuit and yellow boots. I do believe he would have been a better choice for Hal Jordan, but I was also convinced Martin Campbell would make an epic film. We're all wrong sometimes.


2. Chris Pine



Chris Pine had the perfect blend of seriousness and comedic flare in both Star Trek and Smokin' Aces. He has a good build for the Flash, but after being cast as Captain Kirk, I don't know if he could take a back seat if there were ever to be a Justice League film. Other than that one thing, I believe he would be a good fit for Flash, so long as they made his hair curly.


1. Neil Patrick Harris



This is one of the few comic book roles I could see him pulling off and being extremely popular in. The public is undeniably in love with NPH and what better vehicle for him, than a smart-aleky, speed demon superhero?





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sheebz - 10/24/2011, 11:22 AM
Rosenbaum ftw
jjmeylar - 10/24/2011, 11:40 AM
NPH!!!!!!!!!!!
MrBlueSky - 10/24/2011, 12:07 PM
Gosling FTW!! He'd be awesome in it.
RunDTC - 10/24/2011, 12:14 PM
keep NPH away from ALL CBMs.

Gosling for Barry Allen, Chris Pine for Wally West.

Paul Walker? really?
JDUKE25 - 10/24/2011, 12:51 PM
^^^agreed
AxlKomix - 10/24/2011, 1:59 PM
NPH already voice The Flash in Justice League: New Frontier, so he's got that goin' for him. However, I'm not sure if he could carry an entire film on his own.
canadianturd - 10/24/2011, 3:13 PM
Neil Patrick Harris carries the show, How I Met Your Mother, and was the breakout star of Harold & Kumar franchise. I think some of you are underestimating his draw.
FlappyJax - 10/24/2011, 3:15 PM
Agreed @MrBlueSky. Gosling FTW.
therj00 - 10/24/2011, 4:43 PM
this is one of the few that has a lot of possibilities, Gosling's got a HUGE draw right now and he's really on a roll. NPH is perfect though, and Pine too. Underrated FLASH pick-BEN McKENZIE from Southland and Batman Year 1
BooYah - 10/24/2011, 4:46 PM
Id like to see Neil Patrick Harris as the Flash.
GreendaleHumanBeing - 10/24/2011, 6:37 PM
i personally believe Zachary Levi could pull the flash off. but i dont have a extensive knowledge of the flash
Shadow11 - 10/24/2011, 7:22 PM
Chris Pine for me as Flash/Barry Allen, he would be my #1 pick looks-wise

But acting wise I would go with Ryan Gosling as Flash/Barry Allen, he would nail it
BatSupe3 - 10/24/2011, 8:28 PM
The first thing I ever saw Paul Walker in was Meet the Deedles, and it is definitely a comedy, in the same style of Bill and Ted. I agree he has the look of the Flash, but he isn't my first choice, I'm still a big fan of the Patrick Wilson pick personally...
canadianturd - 10/24/2011, 8:50 PM
Zachary Levi is a pretty good choice!
seb26 - 10/25/2011, 1:53 AM
paul walker or bradley cooper, but my first choice is simon baker for BARRY!!
BatSupe3 - 10/25/2011, 2:26 AM
What about Matt Davis, he plays Alaric Saltzman on The Vampire Diaries, I think he has the looks for a pretty good interpretation of The Flash
MarvelousIronHulk - 10/25/2011, 5:28 PM
Ha! I never thought of NPH as Barry Allen but I would love to see that happen!
AngelAragiel - 10/25/2011, 6:27 PM
Bradley Cooper is the only choice, at least for me.
MaddMonkk - 10/25/2011, 6:53 PM
Why is everyone down on Paul Walker? He is a great chioce and my favorite for Danny Rand/Iron Fist with Terry Crews in a Heroes for Hire action/comedy
ballstothewall - 10/26/2011, 1:35 PM
For me,I would choose Adam Brody (HE's PERFECT!!) either Bradley Cooper or Chris Pine. Those are my top 3 choices
JeffnDallas - 11/29/2011, 6:45 PM
Michael Rosenbaum would be interesting as he did a great job voicing the animated flash. Great play on the cocky attitude for Flash.

Chris Pine I could definitely see as well given his performance in Star Trek. Nice blend of drama and comedy, and he's got the build for it too.

Ryan Gosling could be interesting as well, just not sure.

I think Pine and Gosling could best move into a JLA film as well, if ever made. They're already used to large cast film roles.

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