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With Ezra Miller set to play The Flash, of course there are going to be people upset with that choice, there always are. While I think Miller will do an amazing job, I do have some actors that I would like to see in the role, and could probably do it better. So without further ado, let's look at the 10 actors I think could play The Flash.

1. Dylan O'Brien

It would be funny to see the guy from The Maze Runner with super speed. Dylan O'Brien plays both nerdy and action roles well, and that's a quality that's useful for Barry Allen. In the role of The Flash, you would need to be able to look and sound nerdy, and then turn right around as The Flash into a fight scene. That's something O'Brien could defiantly do.

2. Neil Patrick Harris

Yeah, I know that they're shooting for a younger Flash, but NPH could totally nail this role! Instead of the classic Barry Allen, he could deliver a performance favoring his role of Barney Stinson. Think about a cocky, confidant Barry Allen instead of the shy nerdy kid. You know it could work.

3. Logan Lerman

The best thing about The Flash is that he doesn't have to have the body of a superhero, it's actually better that he doesn't. Logan Lerman can pull off the nerdy little kid that is Barry Allen, and he has the accurate body type as well.

4. Josh Hutcherson

While Josh Hutcherson has been the target of an army of screaming teenage girls since 2010, I think he would be able to pull off quirky. He has a shorter and muscular build, but if he can play the role well, his body type won't matter. He's young and popular enough to play the Scarlet Speedster, and could potentially bring a new audience to the box office. Enough said.

5. Andrew Garfield

In many ways, Spider-Man and The Flash are similar characters, so of course I would want the former Spider-Man to play the new Flash. Both characters are smart, nerdy and slim, and Andrew Garfield is perfect for that type of character.

6. Dave Franco

If you don't know Dave by now, he's basically James Franco 2.0. And also a good candidate for The Flash. He's shaped kind of like Josh Hutcherson, and has a very quirky presence. While he hasn't done any/many action roles, he's a very talented actor, and I think he could pull it off.

7. Theo James

While Theo is probably the most muscular person on this list, he could still pull off The Flash. He is an amazing actor, and if he could play a smart character, then a little more build wouldn't hurt.

8. Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin is probably the most of a stretch on this list. He's a good actor, but he's not very well known, and the look is off. I don't know how well people would receive him as a superhero, but if he could get the role down, then he would be a good Barry Allen.

9. Chris Pine

While there have been rumors of Pine playing Steve Trevor, nothing is official, so I'll put him on this list anyway. Pine is cut out to play any superhero. He's a phenomenal actor, he's slim yet muscular, and while he may not look as much like Barry Allen as some of the others on this list, he could pull it off.

10. Liam Hemsworth

Much like Chris Pine, Liam Hemsworth is suited for any superhero. He is bursting with talent, and could pull off the Scarlet Speedster blindfolded. While he doesn't look much like Barry Allen, he could play the role well, and that's what matters.

What did you think? Do you have an actor you think could play The Flash better? Let me know in the comments!


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