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Is Scoot McNairy Playing the Flash in ‘Batman V Superman’?

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Who is Halt and Catch Fire star Scoot McNairy playing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?

Plenty of sites, including Badass Digest, /Film and MovieWeb, think it might be The Flash due to a recent on-set photo (below) leaked on Twitter by Superhero Report. The image came with the message, “Scoot McNairy on the set of BATMAN V SUPERMAN! Look at his legs! Likely post-production related. What could it mean?” Many think the green socks could be replaced by the Scarlet Speedster’s super-fast legs.

McNairy joined the film in an unnamed role in late June, leading to early speculation that he might play Barry Allen. This image certainly seems to point in that direction. Of course, it’s also possible that in post-production his lower legs will be removed entirely.

However, it’s been long rumored that future Justice League members the Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman will appear in Batman v Superman alongside Henry Cavill’s Superman, Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Godot’s Wonder Woman.

Directed by Zack Snyder, the film opens March 25, 2016.

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  • mel

    He’s going to be Gorilla Grodd and have cg ape feet.

  • Piotr

    Nice Crocs, Flash.

  • Batman

    Why in the hell would he need his legs removed for the Flash? That’s the most retarded speculation ever. Have you not been watching the production of CW The Flash?
    McNairy will not be Flash.

  • Taylor Yancik

    Okay, first off, cool it down.

    Second, it’s not to remove his legs, it’s to add in the speed sfx to his legs while keeping his upper body normal, more than likely.

  • Batman

    Nope on both accounts.

  • kalorama

    Too harshly stated but essentially correct. They could, quite literally, green-screen anything (or nothing) in place of his legs. There’s really no logical basis for jumping to the conclusion that it’s Flash other than “want to.”

  • Batman

    When speed for The Flash is done, there’s nothing that needs to get keyed out.

    You either add a comp layer with an effect or use a 3d model.
    Legs are only replaced if limbs are supposed to be damaged, missing or replaced with another prop. For example, Gregory Rush wooden leg, Dr Connors arm in Amazing Spider-man.

  • Guest

    It’s Metallo

  • Greek

    Why would it be just his shins and feet that would be changed?
    I don’t think any of him would be changed seeing as his whole body is moving at super speed not just his legs.

  • Emanuel G. Rosso

    He’s Batman. He can talk as harsh as he wants. Bwa-ha-haaa!

  • d.tannerXunclejoey

    This is more believable to me.

  • Bill Boozer

    He’s going to be Legs Fall Off Lad, cousin of Arms Fall Off Boy. DC really is cramming every hero they can into this thing.

  • Josiah Silas Michael

    The Flash is a dumb theory. Cybernetic legs (Metallo) makes more sense, but really we’re just looking at green socks. Who the hell knows what it’s going to be

  • T.D.

    Why or how would you add speed SFX using chroma key? And why would his shins be moving fast, but nothing above his knees?

  • Jae Xerrano

    Red Tornado… lol

  • Ryan_Bossling

    he probably has fake legs. probably got hurt in the zod battle from MOS. ill bet his his character is a very physical way of dealing with the damage done in that movie

  • Dick York

    Should be Batman vs Superman vs. Aquaman vs Flash…and whoever the fk else they can stick in there to set up more movies.

    By the way – I’m fkng sick of Lex Luthor.

  • Ray Abu Salim

    Look I’m a HUGE proponent of mixing the tv shows and films together, but the fact they picked Scoot makes me think something. All the tv shows are prequels or like Flash #1 and Green Arrow #1 and Gotham and Constantine. That said doesn’t Scoot look like an older Barry Allen who’s been flash for a couple decades? That was my other theory if they don’t cast the TV folks in that they cast older guys and the films take place much later in the timeline compared to the tv show. Scoot looks like an older Grant Gustin so if he is Flash COOL BEANS and confirms one of my other theories. That the tv shows take place WAY before and the films take place WAY after.

  • black mask

    LOL….What a bunch of dumbasses!!! The flash???? because he is wearing green socks… Sure, we need CGI to give him is trademark yellow boots….Or better yet at some point he will be moving so fast that only his legs will need to be digitally replaced to make him look like he is breaking the sound barrier. No need to make the rest of him go fast. Oh, brother…..

  • black mask

    thank you!.. Duh!!!!

  • black mask

    I tell ya. Sometimes people want something so bad that they forget to use any form of logic….

  • Really Tired

    He’s going to be Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump obviously.

  • ShadowInc

    Be amusing if he was Plastic Man.

  • arrownoir

    It’s Gadot!