Ezra Miller has gotten themself into a lot of legal trouble lately. They currently have legal issues in multiple states (Hawaii, Massachusetts, and North Dakota) that include accusations of violence, psychological intimidation, grooming, and other forms of misconduct. As you know, Ezra Miller has a prominent role in the DCEU as Barry Allen/The Flash and the upcoming solo film has already been delayed until June 23, 2023. While it would be very expensive, it would theoretically be possible to recast Barry Allen and reshoot the necessary scenes so the movie could still be released in next year. Here are five actors who I think could be a great fit for Barry Allen/The Flash moving forward:
5. Jordan Fisher
Jordan Fisher already has experience playing an Allen, having appeared in the CW series The Flash as Bart Allen/Impulse. He could very easily step into the role of Barry Allen and keep the quirky nature of Barry that was established in the DCEU. He most recently appeared in To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and vocally in Turning Red and Star Wars: Visions.
4. Dacre Montgomery
While he’s my top choice to play Johnny Storm in the upcoming MCU version of Fantastic Four, Dacre would be a great fit for the Flash as well. I don’t think Barry would be as quirky if he was played by Dacre, but they could still get some humor out of him. He’s most known for his role as Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things and will be next seen in Elvis.
3. Taron Egerton
Another actor I’d love to see in different comic book roles (Wolverine in the MCU or Constantine in the DCEU), Egerton could bring it all for Barry, the serious side and the funny side. He’s proven he can handle big budget action and humor in his role as Eggsy in the Kingsman series as well as dramatic work playing Sir Elton John in Rocketman. Egerton will next be seen in the upcoming Apple TV+ series Black Bird.
2. Sam Claflin
It’s hard to believe Sam Claflin hasn’t been cast in a superhero role yet, but Barry Allen could be a great fit for him. He has big budget experience with his role as Finnick in The Hunger Games and has recently appeared in Enola Holmes, Last Night in Soho, and Peaky Blinders. While he isn’t my first choice for the role, I certainly wouldn’t complain about him being cast as Barry Allen at all.
1. Grant Gustin
Is it the safe, obvious answer? Absolutely, but it’s the one that makes the most sense. Grant has been playing the role of Barry Allen for almost 10 years now, first appearing in Arrow and then in his own series The Flash on the CW. He’s only a few years older than Ezra Miller (32 compared to Ezra’s 29) and still looks fairly young, so he could be the Flash for as long as they wanted him to be. Plus, the fans love Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and he deserves to take on the role in the film, so he has my vote and may the speed force be with him!