Will Christopher Reeve and Adam West appear in 'The Flash'? Late actors rumored to make special cameos
'The Flash' is an upcoming American superhero film that is intended to be the fourteenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by Andy Muschietti and stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash alongside Michael Keaton, Kiersey Clemons, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Sasha Calle, and Ben Affleck. In the film, Barry travels back in time to prevent his mother's murder, which brings unintended consequences.
According to TMZ, the latest rumor about the DCEU's ‘The Flash’ is that 'Superman' star Christopher Reeve and 'Batman' star Adam West will be making posthumous appearances in the film. The report hasn’t been confirmed by the studio though.
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Reeve played Superman in five films from 1978 to 1987. In 1995, he broke his neck when he was thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition which made him paralyzed from the shoulders. The iconic actor died nine years after the accident. West played the titular character on the Batman television show from 1966 to 1968. The show ran 120 episodes over three seasons. West went on to have an illustrious career that ended in 2017 when he passed away at the age of 88.
TMZ also reports that the cameos wouldn't utilize CGI for these appearances. Rather, archival footage from the 'Superman' movies and 'Batman' series would be used instead. Additionally, Ezra Miller's 'Flash' will not interact with these characters instead they will be seen only as Barry Allen jumps from reality to reality in the vast DC Comics multiverse. They would only be appearing briefly as 'The Flash' is skipping through different universes.
While these cameos are certainly exciting for DC fans, other news surrounding the superhero franchise has not been so encouraging. Ezra Miller was arrested in a karaoke bar in Hawaii last month for disorderly conduct and harassment against a couple who filed a restraining order against him the next day for allegedly threatening to kill them. The couple later dropped the request for a restraining order. To make things worse, the star was arrested again for second-degree assault for allegedly hitting a woman in the forehead with a chair after being asked to leave a private event. Hours after that arrest, Miller pleaded no contest to their first arrest for disorderly conduct and was fined $500.
'The Flash' is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 23, 2023, following multiple delays caused by the director changes and the Covid pandemic.