Miller will be joined by an eclectic cast of DC newbies and veterans in “The Flash.” Kiersey Clemons will portray Barry’s love interest, reporter Iris West, while both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck are expected to portray Batman from their respective universes. Newcomers to the scene include Sasha Calle as Supergirl and Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, taking over the role from Billy Crudup.
As for where the future stands for “The Flash” after his big screen adventure, that remains entirely uncertain. Among the myriad of issues plaguing the production since its announcement were the legal battles surrounding Miller, which ranged from robbery to assault to alleged child grooming. When presenting the new DCU slate earlier this week, DC Studios co-head Peter Safran affirmed that discussion over the actor’s future with the franchise remains undiscussed due to them currently being in treatment.
“Let’s see what happens,” Safran said. “When the time is right we’ll have the conversation with them and decide what’s best for both them personally and also for us.”
Regardless of the future that lies ahead, “The Flash” races into theaters on June 16, 2023.