DC: Dream casting James Gunn and Peter Safran’s Justice League heroes

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 28: Dylan O’Brien attends the “Not Okay” New York Premiere at Angelika Film Center on July 28, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) /

Dylan O’Brien as The Flash

Let’s pretend for a minute that Ezra Miller is out, and James Gunn and Peter Safran decide to go in a different direction for the role of the Flash. Dylan O’Brien is the perfect person to fill the lightning-fast shoes of Barry Allen.

Best known for his roles in the Maze Runner franchise and the TV series Teen Wolf, O’Brien has proven time and time again that he has the acting chops to take on complex and dynamic characters. As the Flash, he could bring a new energy to the character, infusing the role with his own unique sense of humor and charisma.

Not only does O’Brien have the acting talent to pull off the role of the Flash, but he also has the look. With his dark hair and sharp features, he could easily fit the bill as Barry Allen. Plus, his lean and athletic build would be perfect for portraying a superhero who moves at lightning-fast speeds.

When it comes to his past roles, O’Brien has proven that he can handle action-packed scenes with ease. In the Maze Runner movies, he played Thomas, a character who must navigate dangerous and unpredictable obstacles to survive. He also played a man seeking revenge in American Assassin. But it’s not just action roles that make O’Brien a great fit for the Flash. In the critically acclaimed action-comedy Love and Monsters, O’Brien played a quick-thinking and resourceful survivor, which could translate well to his potential portrayal of Barry Allen’s witty and fast-paced nature as The Flash.

So, while we may be sad to see Ezra Miller potentially leave the role of the Flash, we can’t help but get excited about the possibility of Dylan O’Brien taking on the mantle. With his talent, looks, and versatility, he would make an incredible Barry Allen, and we can’t wait to see him bring the Flash into the future. Dylan Minnette is another excellent replacement. Of course, there is Lucas Till and Logan Lerman as two other options.