With progress on DC’s Flash movie (which looks like it’s no longer called Flashpoint) moving forward, rumor has it a young Barry Allen has been cast opposite Ezra Miller.
The live-action DCU Flash movie has gone through a lot, losing two directors and going through multiple scripts. But now directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are officially on board, and it looks like pre-production is gaining speed. Ezra Miller and Billy Cruddup are expected to return as Barry Allen and Henry Allen respectively, but they might be joined by another member of the family: Barry, again.
Rumors have been circulating on Instagram that 9 year-old actor Rock Duer has been cast as a young Barry Allen. This means the movie will presumably flashback to Barry’s childhood, likely when his mother was murdered. But it’s just as likely a young Barry could be more than just a flashback. Since this is the Flash we’re talking about, and the movie is still likely based on the Flashpoint storyline, we could see adult Barry time travel back to his own childhood to save his mother.
The status of the casting is far from official; most of the evidence comes from Instagram. While there wasn’t much said about the casting or where news of it first originated, both Rock Duer himself and his father made posts about it on their personal accounts, confirming the rumors. Take it with a grain of salt, but we can assume the actor is telling the truth for now.
You can check out his Instagram for more posts regarding the movie and his casting.
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