Will Neil Patrick Harris Suit Up As...The Flash?

Posted by G-Man (29424 posts) - - Show Bio
Okay this is a complete rumor as far as I'm concerned.  But I feel obligated to report it.  Plus I dig Neil Patrick Harris.  But does he have what it takes to play the Flash?  He has buffed up quite a bit as seen in "How I Met Your Mother."  He does have the comedic persona that would be right for Wally.  I could almost see it working but I just don't feel it would happen.  The more I think about it, the more I think it may not be a bad idea.  Sure Ryan Reynolds' name has been running along side the Flash rumors for some time now.  With his performance as Deadpool and the possibility of a spin-off with Deadpool, he may not be able to keep pace with two superhero franchises.

Screen Rant has also brought up another possible actor in the running.  Scott Porter from "Friday Night Lights" and young Rex Racer in "Speed Racer."  I don't think that'd be a good idea.  You say the name "Scott Porter" and (no offense) people wouldn't run out to the theaters to see him. 

I haven't heard of any official word on the Flash going into production.  Last word was Warner Bros. wasn't rushing to bring a bunch of movies to the screen.  Green Lantern seems to be at the starting line.  Batman should be warming up too.  I don't know if it's Flash's time just yet.  It'd be great if it was.  We'll have to wait and see.

Would Neil Patrick Harris make a good Wally West?
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#1 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Neil would be an ok Wally.

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#2 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio

Not in my opinion

but i think he would make an awesome hank pym!

#3 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio
Dies from pun overload...
#4 Posted by mrenb (156 posts) - - Show Bio

The one thing running around and zipping through my mind about this...sorry....is that I ain't feelin' it.  Someone else, an unknown.  Why the heck not?

#5 Posted by Alexander Anderson (4030 posts) - - Show Bio

I just keep thinking Herald and Kumar...

#6 Posted by Lunacyde (17387 posts) - - Show Bio

And thats a bad thing?lol.....(joke)

#7 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio
geraldthesloth said:
"Not in my opinion

but i think he would make an awesome hank pym!"
..................
He would be a terrible Hank Pym.
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#8 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio

i mean by looks
sorry vance

#9 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio

i mean by looks
sorry vance

#10 Posted by G'bandit (13689 posts) - - Show Bio

Right now I don't see him as Flash..

But I could find it in my dark cold heart to give him a chance.. Yeah, Give him the role.. All he needs is to do as Hugh did and pump up a bit.

#11 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio
geraldthesloth said:
"i mean by looks
sorry vance"
He doesn't look like Pym either but ok.
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#12 Posted by geraldthesloth (33313 posts) - - Show Bio

okay.

#13 Posted by TwilightThunder (246 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmmmm.... This movie will never go in production, Warner is slow as a snail in superhero franchises. Let's face it, the JLA movie will come out in 2799.

#14 Posted by Owen_Porter (83272 posts) - - Show Bio

Fear the Speedforce
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#15 Posted by Hawk (15833 posts) - - Show Bio

#16 Posted by inferiorego (20588 posts) - - Show Bio

NPH would be awesome

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#17 Posted by King Saturn (222808 posts) - - Show Bio
I think Neil could do a good job as Wally... it could work.

Now can we please get started on Production on The Flash film
#18 Posted by inferiorego (20588 posts) - - Show Bio
King Saturn said:
"I think Neil could do a good job as Wally... it could work.

Now can we please get started on Production on The Flash film
"
I wonder if they'll cast me for Mirror Master?
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#19 Posted by King Saturn (222808 posts) - - Show Bio
inferiorego said:
"King Saturn said:
"I think Neil could do a good job as Wally... it could work.

Now can we please get started on Production on The Flash film
"
I wonder if they'll cast me for Mirror Master?"
LOL

They Might...
#20 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by King Saturn (222808 posts) - - Show Bio
TheDrifter said:
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A Unicorn  !
#22 Posted by Cancer the Conqueror (78 posts) - - Show Bio

As Wally West, Harris would do good. There's just one thing that bugs me remotely: Why are they just cutting straight to West? I mean, whatever happened to Barry Allen?

#23 Posted by Bushimi_Natsumo (227 posts) - - Show Bio

YES NPH AS FLASH YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES

#24 Posted by NiteFly (1459 posts) - - Show Bio
TheDrifter said:
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O.K.  At first I thought it was an interesting idea.  Now I'm just sold.
#25 Posted by DEADPOOL (2697 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, I could see it working.

#26 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio

NPH did voice Barry in the New Frontier, and has the look...

#27 Posted by Crimson Orchid (5825 posts) - - Show Bio

I can think of at least 27 people just off the top of my head that would watch it purely to see Neil... 

#28 Posted by Methias (437 posts) - - Show Bio

NPH is so freakin' awesome. If you haven't already, you should all watch Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog". I've never been a fan of the Flash, but I would probably go see it if Neil was starring.

#29 Posted by Hawk (15833 posts) - - Show Bio
I'm really surprised how well this is being received.
#30 Posted by G-Man (29424 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm surprised too. I thought you guys would throw tomatoes at your computer screen after reading my post.  It could work.  It'd be good for him too to do something that wasn't total comedy.  Most of the other sources I've seen have been running with the Scott Porter rumor over this.

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#31 Posted by Hawk (15833 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah Flash is funny though......that might be the factor.

#32 Posted by Rod12 (79 posts) - - Show Bio

The Actor who I would choose to play the 2nd Flash Barry Allen would be actor Damian Lewis of the TV Show LIFE and if they chose the 3rd Flash Wally West I would choose actor Zachary Levi of the TV Show Chuck. Those are my choses for The Flash Movie put let The Flash movie start Pre Production and get started working on the movie. But overall Neil Patrick Harris is a ok choice for Wally West.

#33 Posted by TwilightDuality (1 posts) - - Show Bio

It could of been worse. But he had the slight look---better put on SOME meat maybe. Guess he's 'cuddily' enough for the part or something..

#34 Posted by Hathaway (15 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah this brought a smile to my face! Sure, I think he could pull it off. In fact, I think he'd make a pretty good Wally West. This is a rumour I can definitely get behind!

#35 Posted by Aronmorales (9434 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks like he could do it.

#36 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he could do well as Barry. He's already got a great CSI approach. Suit up!

  

#37 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he could do a good Wally.

As for going straight to Wally without Barry, I think its the right choice.  Show some flashbacks early in the movie showing Wally as kid Flash and Barry Allen sacrificing his life to vaguely save the universe and you're good.

#38 Posted by SUNMAN (6926 posts) - - Show Bio

If he gets his Tobey McGuire on and works out

#39 Posted by kevin (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Rumors, rumors, rumors... No, No, no... No offence to Neil Patrick Harris... But hey!!! Come on guys... Get real...  
It would be flash down the pan...
#40 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio
@Paragon said:
" NPH did voice Barry in the New Frontier, and has the look... "
I'm surprised it took that many posts before someone mentioned New Frontier.
#41 Posted by Methias (437 posts) - - Show Bio
@kevin said:
" Rumors, rumors, rumors... No, No, no... No offence to Neil Patrick Harris... But hey!!! Come on guys... Get real...  It would be flash down the pan... "
N...N...NNN....NNNNNECROPOST!
#42 Posted by Tony Rogers (86 posts) - - Show Bio

not a bad idea but i'd rather see chris pine play the flash
#43 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27082 posts) - - Show Bio

Great choice

#44 Posted by Constantine (16044 posts) - - Show Bio

not sure how I feel about it

#45 Posted by courtney12490 (3477 posts) - - Show Bio

Did anybody see him in Glee last night? It was legen...wait for it...dary!

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