The Flash: Kiersey Clemons Set To Reprise Justice League Role In Ezra Miller Movie

By Richard Nebens Updated:
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The DC Extended Universe is slowly working to build back hype and anticipation for its next round of movies, an effort that's slightly more difficult after the mixed reviews from Wonder Woman 1984's release over the 2020 holiday season. Director James Gunn already has quite the buzz swirling for The Suicide Squad in August, and in the non-canon department, Zack Snyder's Justice League will make its long-awaited arrival next week.

Next year will bring a movie that has seen its fair share of production troubles in Ezra Miller's The Flash. Originally meant to release with the DCEU's first slate of movies in the late 2010s, multiple directorial changes and shooting delays have pushed the release date multiple times for the original Justice League member's solo outing.

To add to the craziness, news has just confirmed a new cast member who was originally in the movie, left the movie, and now is back in the movie once again...


The Hollywood Reporter reported that actress Kiersey Clemons has officially signed with Warner Bros. to play the role of Iris West in 2022's The Flash.

She was attached to the role previously before exiting the project, and she will also appear in Zack Snyder's Justice League, set to premiere on HBO Max on March 18.


Clemons was initially attached to the role of Iris West when The Flash was preparing for release in 2018, directed at the time by Rick Famuyiwa. After his departure from the film, Clemons was unsure if she would continue with the movie before ultimately departing the cast unexpectedly.

Multiple reports discussed how she would likely never end up playing Barry Allen's love interest, with multiple calls pointing to Warner Bros. searching for her replacement after she left The Flash. She was also meant to play a role in the 2017 theatrical cut of Justice League before Joss Whedon took over the production and cut her role out of the movie.

Clemons was seen in the early trailers for Zack Snyder's Justice League, confirming that she would be the DCEU's Iris West at the very least in this out-of-universe epic. Now that she is confirmed to be back in The Flash once again, it will be interesting to see exactly what the final product will be when this solo movie does get off the ground.

The Flash will begin production in late April 2021, and it is set to release in theaters on November 4, 2022.

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- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.