An “inside” source confirms that maybe, just maybe there’s a rumor somewhere that Neil Patrick Harris is attached to the long-gestating The Flash project. Harris has been in hot demand since he casually disclosed his sexuality in 2006. He stars in the CBS series How I Met Your Mother, a sequel to Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, gained enormous popularity after starring in Joss Wheadon’s Dr. Horrible’s Musical Sing-along Blog and recently hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live. Could red-tights and supersonic speeds be next?
Screen Rant writes about the speculation:
“The Flash has been on again, off again and now on again with the recent addition of a screenwriter. We first mentioned it back in 2004 when David Goyer was supposedly going to write the script (he went on to write a little movie you may have heard of: The Dark Knight). Then there was nothing heard for three years until the announcement that Goyer was not writing the movie, but that Shawn Levy was attached to direct, then comedy director David Dobkin. That news quietly faded away and nothing was heard until earlier this month, when word surfaced that Dan Mazeau was attached to write the screenplay.
Now comes possible “insider” news that Neil Patrick Harris and possibly Scott Porter (according to ThinkMcFlyThink.com) are being looked at to play the Scarlet Speedster. Scott played the young Rex Racer in Speed Racer and has a recurring role on Friday Night Lights.
And of course who doesn’t know who Neil Patrick Harris is? For a 35 year old guy, he seems like he’s been around forever… starting out years ago as Doogie Howser, M.D. and then appearing in Starship Troopers (yes, he was in that). After that he bounced around doing one-shot appearances in TV episodes and a lot of cartoon voiceover work including Justice League and Spider-Man.”
The Flash has always been one of those superheroes we could care less about, but if NPH was starring, we’d go see it in a heartbeat. How about you?