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Is Charlie Hunnam the top choice for the big screen version of The Flash?

Apr. 11, 2013by: Alex Maidy

While JUSTICE LEAGUE still seems a long way off, Warner Bros is still working on getting all of the pieces together for their big comic book team movie. With MAN OF STEEL aimed to re-introduce Superman to audiences, some of the lesser known heroes need to get their faces out there. One in particular is The Flash. Now, those of you even superficially versed in comics know who the Fastest Man Alive is, but getting an actor to fill the red and gold suit is integral to selling it to mass audiences.

While nothing is confirmed, rumors have it that PACIFIC RIM's Charlie Hunnam is being used as the model for concept art featuring The Flash, according to CHUD. Concept art typically is made with the star who will be playing the role in mind, but it is not unheard of to use an actor's face just for artistic purposes. Seeing as Warner Bros. is developing JUSTICE LEAGUE and all other DC Comics films and that Charlie Hunnam is appearing in Guillermo Del Toro's PACIFIC RIM and CRIMSON PEAK, he may just be the guy du jour for the artists. Or, he could be in contention for the role.

Hunnam is poised to hit it big with PACIFIC RIM this summer and is already a favorite on FX's SONS OF ANARCHY. The British actor does a pretty damn good American accent and already has the body for a superhero role. I think this would be one hell of a choice. He is not top tier famous (yet) but definitely has the looks and acting chops for this part.

CHUD also theorizes that Charlie Hunnam could be a good fit for DARK UNIVERSE/JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK for Guillermo Del Toro, possibly as John Constantine. I can see that, but I would prefer him as The Flash. What do you guys think?

Extra Tidbit: Screw JUSTICE LEAGUE. I want an INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US movie!
Source: CHUD

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10:14AM on 04/12/2013
it's just a rumour that this guy has been cast. It's like when Marvel decided that Ultimate Nick Fury would look like Samuel L Jackson: nothing ever came of that, right?
it's just a rumour that this guy has been cast. It's like when Marvel decided that Ultimate Nick Fury would look like Samuel L Jackson: nothing ever came of that, right?
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3:32AM on 04/12/2013

Green Arrow

Charlie Hunnam must be Green Arrow
Charlie Hunnam must be Green Arrow
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3:25AM on 04/12/2013

Green Arrow

Charlie Hunnam must be Green Arrow
Charlie Hunnam must be Green Arrow
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7:31PM on 04/11/2013
how about michael rosenbaum for flash. wasn't Marvel considering him for Star-Lord? i mean... he IS the voice of Flash in the cartoon, i think he gets the character.
how about michael rosenbaum for flash. wasn't Marvel considering him for Star-Lord? i mean... he IS the voice of Flash in the cartoon, i think he gets the character.
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6:14PM on 04/11/2013
Since Constantine is blonde ,British and Del Toro is developing a working relationship with Hunnam I thought he would be cast in the role.
Since Constantine is blonde ,British and Del Toro is developing a working relationship with Hunnam I thought he would be cast in the role.
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6:12PM on 04/11/2013

Really Hope He Gets It.

I think this would be great solid casting. The guy is great on Sons of Anarchy and really carries that show. He has the comedic and dramatic chops to give a great performance and already has the body to don the costume with.

The thing is though, he would have been one of my few choices to portray Green Arrow in a Justice League film. But I would be more than happy if he gets the role of Flash. Would definitely be a big positive step forward in leading up to the Justice League film.
I think this would be great solid casting. The guy is great on Sons of Anarchy and really carries that show. He has the comedic and dramatic chops to give a great performance and already has the body to don the costume with.

The thing is though, he would have been one of my few choices to portray Green Arrow in a Justice League film. But I would be more than happy if he gets the role of Flash. Would definitely be a big positive step forward in leading up to the Justice League film.
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4:37PM on 04/11/2013
Guy Pierce as Constantine. 'Nuff said.
Guy Pierce as Constantine. 'Nuff said.
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4:11PM on 04/11/2013

Hmmm

Actually, I see him as more of a Green Arrow. I am open to the idea of him as The Flash though.
Actually, I see him as more of a Green Arrow. I am open to the idea of him as The Flash though.
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10:29PM on 04/11/2013
Good call there. Yeah, he does seem a little more like Ollie, especially with the beard.
Good call there. Yeah, he does seem a little more like Ollie, especially with the beard.
8:17AM on 04/12/2013
He def does when he has the beard, but he has the wally west look to him when hes cleaned up too, either way i think he would be a great addition to the DC universe
He def does when he has the beard, but he has the wally west look to him when hes cleaned up too, either way i think he would be a great addition to the DC universe
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3:46PM on 04/11/2013

Awesome

I like it. It's an original casting choice, not the type of guy who's name you hear thrown around a lot, especially for superhero movies. But I definitely think he can pull it off. Like Alex said, he's great in Sons of Anarchy, which many people already know him from, and after Pacific Rim this summer he'll be even bigger. Although I think I see him as Constantine a little more.
I like it. It's an original casting choice, not the type of guy who's name you hear thrown around a lot, especially for superhero movies. But I definitely think he can pull it off. Like Alex said, he's great in Sons of Anarchy, which many people already know him from, and after Pacific Rim this summer he'll be even bigger. Although I think I see him as Constantine a little more.
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3:38PM on 04/11/2013
No. Not sure who I'd recommend but not him.
No. Not sure who I'd recommend but not him.
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2:59PM on 04/11/2013

Nope.

Something is wrong when you have to model a character after an actor and not the other way around.
Something is wrong when you have to model a character after an actor and not the other way around.
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3:26PM on 04/11/2013
kinda of like Nick Fury right?...
kinda of like Nick Fury right?...
2:52PM on 04/11/2013

wow!

hes someone I never even thought about, but he could fit the role great, hes fantastic in SOA, was great in Green Street Hooligans, and Pacific Rim looks like its going to deliever big, Hunnam could def pull it off, I'm more excited tho that it looks like WB/DC is moving forward with their other properties and wont be rushing a Justice League movie
hes someone I never even thought about, but he could fit the role great, hes fantastic in SOA, was great in Green Street Hooligans, and Pacific Rim looks like its going to deliever big, Hunnam could def pull it off, I'm more excited tho that it looks like WB/DC is moving forward with their other properties and wont be rushing a Justice League movie
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4:16PM on 04/12/2013
He was awful in Green Street Hooligans. Just terrible. He's English and managed a worse cockney accent than Dick Van Dyke
He was awful in Green Street Hooligans. Just terrible. He's English and managed a worse cockney accent than Dick Van Dyke