Kiersey Clemons has confirmed that she cameos as Iris West in the upcoming Justice League film, before she makes her full debut in The Flash. Audiences are still reeling from the release of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman film, starring Gal Gadot as the eponymous superhero. It had been a long and arduous journey getting Diana Prince onto the big screen, making her first appearance in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice last year. Another film that has taken years to develop is Justice League.
The next chapter in the DC Extended Universe unites the world’s finest heroes — Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) — in a fight to defend the Earth against an invasion by Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) and his army of Parademons. In addition to introducing audiences to three new heroes, moviegoers will also become acquainted with each character’s individual worlds (and supporting characters), thereby using Justice League as a springboard for the rest of the DCEU.
Last year, Warner Bros. had cast Kiersey Clemons as Barry Allen’s girlfriend, Iris West, back when Rick Famuyiwa was still attached to direct The Flash solo movie (since the two had previously worked together on Dope). It was later rumored that Clemons would be making her debut appearance as Iris in Justice League later this year. Clemons has since confirmed that rumor in a recent interview with Modeliste Magazine, stating that she has already filmed a cameo for Justice League in London.
“This November, I’m making a cameo in Justice League as Iris West and it’s the first time that you meet her before we get to see her in The Flash with Ezra Miller. It was my first time doing something so extravagant like that. We filmed in London and that’s one of my favorite places.”
Clemons joins a long list of characters from other entries in the DCEU who either have small roles or cameos in the upcoming superhero mashup, such as General Antiope (Robin Wright), Mera (Amber Heard), James Gordon (J.K. Simmons), Martha Kent (Diane Lane), and Dr. Silas Stone (Joe Morton). She also joins fellow Flash actor Billy Crudup, who plays Barry’s father, Henry Allen, in Justice League, after rumors that Crudup had dropped The Flash were debunked, earlier this year.
The Flash was originally scheduled to release in March 2018, though it has since been pulled from the schedule, likely due to the studio having a difficult time finding common ground with the film’s directors. Since Justice League is only a few months out, Warner Bros. is waiting to see how the film performs both critically and commercially before cementing their massive slate of DCEU movies. Hopefully, details regarding the state of The Flash movie will be revealed soon.
Source: Modeliste Magazine