A new report has surfaced suggesting that Warner Bros. is looking to recast the role of Iris West ahead of its long-troubled The Flash: Flashpoint film.
Actress Kiersey Clemons was set to make her debut as Iris West in this year's Justice League ahead of her appearance in Flashpoint. While her cameo in the film was ultimately cut, the sequence did manage to leak online shortly after Justice League hit theaters.
While Warner Bros. has never officially commented on the decision to cut her scene, one of the film's visual effects artists has reportedly taken to Reddit to reveal that the studio intended to recast the role after director Rick Famuyiwa left The Flash due to creative differences.
Of course, this should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being. After all, while the Redditor states that Warner Bros. intended to digitally replace Clemons in the scene, allowing the studio to recast the role, they go on to suggest fan backlash may change all of that -- allowing the actress to retain the role of Iris West after all.
As of right now, there is no director attached to Flashpoint, and earlier reports have suggested that the success of Justice League may weigh on future DC Extended Universe films. With that film rumored to cost Warner Bros. anywhere from $50 million to $100 million, we'll have to wait and see what the studio decides to do going into Flashpoint.
Flashpoint stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and possibly Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Originally intended to hit theaters on March 16, 2018, when it was titled simply The Flash, the film currently has no release date.
Via Screen Rant.