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Updated May 18, 2017: Entertainment Weekly has issued a correction about their earlier report that Billy Crudup had quit The Flash, now saying that the actor remains signed on to do the film. In their original report, Warner Bros. reportedly declined to comment on the actor's potential departure.

Original Story: Bill Crudup has dropped out of Warner Bros.'s delayed The Flash film - despite already filming scenes for Justice League, according to Entertainment Weekly. The Watchmen alum was cast as Henry Allen back in September 2016, and has appeared in trailers for this fall's Justice League as an prisoner being visited by Ezra Miller's Barry Allen.

Crudup talked about The Flash briefly during an Alien: Covenant junket which was published on May 4 by BadTaste.it, saying that the film's schedule was unclear, which he believed was due to Miller's "busy" schedule.

"It's unclear at the moment," Crudup said when asked about The Flash. "Ezra’s schedule. Ezra is a busy man. He’s very popular. And excellent."

Although The Flash was at one time scheduled for a March 16, 2018 release, the lack of a director for the past seven months suggests the date is no longer viable, with the studio likely waiting to revise it until they secure a director.

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