Now that Batman and Superman have finally duked it out on the silver screen, we have begun to set our sights towards the future of the DC Extended Universe. That means keeping a closer eye on the other DC solo movies set to hit theaters over the next few years. One such film that has us incredibly excited is the Ezra Miller fronted _Flash _film. However, up until now we've known very little about the project outside of the male lead. It seems that the project may have finally landed on its female star, and it's a casting decision that has us incredibly excited.
A new report from Variety states that The Flash solo film may have found its leading lady in the form of actress Kiersey Clemons. Although the exact nature of her role remains unclear at this point, the general consensus seems to be that the part in question will be that of Barry Allen's longtime love interest Iris West -- a decision that will undoubtedly please comic book fans.
Despite her young age, Kiersey Clemons has already managed to make a strong impression on audiences with the roles she has taken. The 22-year-old up and comer has appeared in numerous recent, high profile projects such as Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Cloud 9, and Dope.
Her casting in The Flash solo movie makes a great deal of sense considering that Dope's director, Rick Famuyiwa, recently stepped in to fill the void left by the project's original director Seth Grahame-Smith. The Flash has undergone numerous behind the scenes shakeups in recent months, so having a familiar face among the cast will likely help Famuyiwa run an all around tighter ship.
The potential casting of Kiersey Clemons shows willingness for the filmmakers of The Flash to deviate from the source material, while still embracing what certain mainstream audiences have come to expect from the character. As an African-American actress, Clemons' appearance is a far cry from the red headed Caucasian woman that Iris West is often portrayed as. That being said, DC television has already proven that a racially swapped version of the character -- played in this instance by actress Candice Patton -- can be a genuine hit with fans. As long as she nails the character it really doesn't seem to matter.
We will keep you up to date regarding the Scarlet Speedster's solo adventure as more information becomes available to us. Production on the long-awaited film is expected to begin later this year, and while no official release date has been confirmed, it's widely rumored that The Flash will finally race into theaters in the spring of 2018.