Last summer, back when Rick Famuyiwa remained attached to direct, it was announced that Dope actress Kiersey Clemons had been cast as Iris West alongside Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen in Warner Bros.’ The Flash movie, with Clemons subsequently confirmed to cameo as the character in Justice League.
Well, Clemons’ role was ultimately cut from the DC blockbuster, although it did leak online a few weeks back – and according to a VFX artist who worked on the film – the fact the clip leaked may have saved the actresses job as Warner Bros. was reportedly looking to recast the role for Flashpoint.
“We were replacing Clemons with a digital woman in the shot – Clemons was brought on because of Famuyiwa, when he bailed, it meant WB could recast her,” said the unnamed source on Reddit. “That’s around the time the shot was cut. Now it’s been leaked online with her in it, they’ll probably stop all the work being done on it to replace her to stop fan backlash.”
Whether this is true or not remains to be seen, as Clemons has recently indicated that she was still on board although it is of course entirely possible that she was unaware of Warner’s plans to recast.
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