The next Flash movie, the DC Comics superhero played by Ezra Miller, has found an actress for Nora Allen, the protagonist’s mother. And we have been stunned to know that it will be the Spanish Maribel verdu, as reported exclusively The Hollywood Reporter.

According to this medium, the character will have a “prominent” role in the film. The Flash, currently scheduled for release in 2022, and whose filming should begin this spring. However, they also report that Billy Crudup, the actor originally slated to play Flash / Barry Allen’s father, has left the movie due to calendar problems, and it is not known who will replace him.

Maribel Verdú, from Madrid, is one of the most prolific actresses in Spanish cinema, with dozens of films behind her, such as Abracadabra or El asesino de los caprichos. But she is not a stranger to international cinema, as she worked with Francis Ford Coppola (Tetro) and the Mexicans Alfonso Cuaron (And your mom too) and Guillermo del Toro (The Pan’s Labyrinth). Verdú has two Goya awards, for Seven French Billiard Tables and Snow White, and has been nominated eleven times.

Nor will it be Verdú’s first superhero film, as she played the villain Ágata in Superlopez, with Dani Rovira. And as incredible as it may seem, it could have been Ben Affleck’s Daredevil Elektra, since it was Affleck himself who proposed her after seeing her in Cuarón’s film … although she rejected.

The Flash, directed by the Argentine Andy Muschietti (It) will also have Kiersey Clemons as Iris West (We’ll see her earlier in the Justice League Snyder Cut), Sarah Calle debuting as Supergirl, and the two Batman’s Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter