UPDATE: THE FLASH: Warner Bros. Confirms Billy Crudup Is NOT Dropping Out Of The Film
Hot on the heels of a story that actor Billy Crudup was dropping out of WB's The Flash film as it settled up its director search, Warner Bros. has reached out to clear things up. Read on for more...
(Original story follows below.)
Warner Bros. The Flash film (finally) got a stroke of good news yesterday with the word that Robert Zemeckis, Sam Raimi, and Matthew Vaughan were all being considered to helm the DCEU project after it lost director Rick Famuyiwa last October. Unfortunately, it seems the movie can't catch a break, as Entertainment Weekly has now reported that Billy Crudup, who was set to play Barry Allen's father, Henry, has dropped out of the film.
In addition to confirming that Zemeckis is WB's top choice for the job, the publication also specifies that Raimi and Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb both passed on the project. "The Flash job has not been an easy one to fill. A source tells EW that two Spider-Man directors Sam Raimi and Marc Webb passed on the position. The film also lost its father figure with Billy Crudup, who was set to play the Ezra Miller’s character’s dad, dropping off. Warner Bros. declined to comment."
Crudup is currently still set to appear as Henry Allen in Zack Snyder's Justice League, as the character was glimpsed in the trailers, though it remains to be seen if the actor's apparent departure will affect that film as well. Stay tuned to CBM for any updates on the matter, and let us know what you think in the comments.
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