The Flash became the talk of the DC town on Tuesday, as several reports came in regarding the potential director for the project. Sources claimed that Robert Zemeckis and Matthew Vaughn are both in talks to direct.
However, another tidbit of Flash info was hidden in Entertainment Weekly’s report. Towards the bottom of the article, it was revealed that Billy Crudup had recently left the film.
While two directors had already departed The Flash, Crudup will be the first actor to do so. Crudup was set to play Barry Allen’s father in the film.
When EW reached out to Crudup’s representatives, they declined to comment.
With Crudup gone, only two actors remain attached to The Flash. Ezra Miller is still portraying Barry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons will portray Iris West.
The Flash film is still up in the air, but Ezra Miller will appear as the character in Justice League this November.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.