After taking over a production that was in a bit of a tail-spin after the departure of its previous director, helmer of The Flash, Rick Famuyiwa, has now begun the casting process on the 2018 big screen solo outing of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen.
First up: finding an Iris West, Barry’s journalist confidante and sometimes love interest. According to Variety, Famuyiwa’s top choice for the role is his former Dope star Kiersey Clemons (seen in the above image). Clemons also recently appeared in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising she will also be a lead in Sony’s remake of Flatliners. She also played a role in the incredible Amazon show Transparent.
According to Borys Kit at The Hollywood Reporter singer Rita Ora and Lucy Boynton are also under consideration for the role.
On television, Iris West is currently played Candice Patton.
I wish there was a way to ban superhero casting rumors from the Internet, but I guess we’re stuck with them. I like Kyle’s movie reviews, but when I see hype like this, I think of a comment that Variety film critic Owen Gleiberman made in an interview:
“I think there’s a danger now of pop culture taking over people’s lives in a way that arrests them, in a way that keeps them chained to childish passions. … I love a great popcorn movie, but if all you eat is popcorn, you should probably go see a doctor. And our all-popcorn, all-comic book-franchise culture is not providing the nourishment that true movie culture does. When I see young people addicted to franchise movies, a part of me wants to go: “Stop. It’s not good for you and it’s not good for the country.”
Well, I hope the Dr. Strange movie will be a bit better than the average popcorn movie. The trailer gives me some hope.
I appreciate the kind words on the reviews George! Always enjoy hearing your thoughts on these matters! I definitely do not disagree with the Gleiberman quote. So many of these films tend to go in one ear and out the other for me, personally. I enjoy them (and especially like when they’re good), but I tend to ruminate more on when the next Linklater or PTA film is going to hit.
Seriously, when is the next PTA film coming out? :-)
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