Rumor: Scoot McNairy to Play The Flash in BATMAN V SUPERMAN?
By Eric Diaz on August 20, 2014
Chalk this one up as a capital R-rumor, but the circumstantial evidence is strong. We already know actor Scoot McNairy (Argo, Halt and Catch Fire) joined the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice back in June in what is said to be an “undisclosed role.” Well, this week pictures of McNairy on set in Detroit have turned up, and it’s pretty clear that his legs and feet are covered in green (as in green screen green) to either digitally replace or remove his legs in post production. Or maybe they’re there to make his legs look like they are moving really, really fast?
Green screen leg coverings don’t necessarily mean that Scoot McNairy has to be the Flash. Maybe he’s playing someone with robot legs, like Superman baddie Metallo? He really doesn’t look like Metallo though, who is traditionally portrayed in the comics as a big bruiser type of dude, even before he became an evil cyborg. Or perhaps McNairy’s portraying a character who is an amputee, and that’s what the green stuff is for. Generally, though, McNairy’s look is more Barry Allen than anything else, despite not having blonde hair. (TV’s new Flash Grant Gustin doesn’t either, before anyone cites hair color as a reason why Scoot McNairy simply can’t be Barry Allen).
If the Flash is in Batman v Superman, that means six of the seven New 52 Justice League members are confirmed for this movie: Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fischer) and Aquaman (Jason Mamoa). That just leaves Green Lantern, but according to BadAss Digest, Green Lantern isn’t set to show up until a proper Justice League movie — probably because Warner Brothers hasn’t figured out which Green Lantern to use yet. They do mention that their sources say the Flash is indeed in the movie, to add a little fuel to the fire.
Check out the photos of Scoot hanging out on the set in silly green socks in the photo below. Do you think he’s the Scarlet Speedster, or someone else? Let us know in the comments section.
With reports now confirming The Flash in ‘BATMAN V SUPERMAN’ it’s as likely as ever that Scoot McNairy is The Flash. pic.twitter.com/h4RaIIqbyS
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