Fantasy movie casting call: The Flash

Who is my pick for the Fastest Man Alive?

Montgomery Clift (Wikipedia link)


This one came to me while watching a short retrospective about ‘Monty’ on TCM. Elizabeth Taylor was describing how good of an actor he was and it got me thinking about the Scarlet Speedster. Besides running really fast the Flash doesn’t have a lot going for him, adding a great actor like Montgomery would make the movie worth watching. I think Monty could play either Barry or Wally but a new Flash movie would probably star Barry. In the current series Barry is still struggling with returning to life after years of being dead. Montgomery, who was known for playing “moody, sensitive young men“, could pull this off easily. How about an actress to play Iris Allen? Well, there’s an obvious pick for that:

Montgomery in action:

A Place in the Sun (1951) (IMDB Link)

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) (IMDB Link)

Lonelyhearts (1958) (IMDB Link)

One thought on “Fantasy movie casting call: The Flash”

  1. People do sometimes “fantasy cast” dead actors in the roles of the books and comics they read, but MOST folks want to cast actors who could play in a current movie. You might take a look at our site, and maybe sign up and post your own casts. You’ll notice that all our dead actors have B/W photos.
    Jeff Reid
    Storycasting.com
    “for the movie in your mind”
     

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