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In the season finale of The CW's show The Flash, Barry Allen created a Flashpoint that could have ramifications for every show that is a part of the DC Comics-based Arrowverse, including ArrowDC's Legends of Tomorrow and possibly Supergirl. The show recently made headlines by announcing that Wally West would finally be presented as Kid Flash in the Season 3 premiere this fall. 

The Flash has also been making waves outside of DCTV as a major part of the recent DC Universe Rebirth, where a very similar Flashpoint (with some guidance from strange-yet-familar DC characters) has created new stories for every character in the DC Comics canon.

Barry Allen and his fictional friends from Central City continue to create headlines during Comic Con's busiest season of the year as they announce that Kiersey Clemons (DopeNeighbors) will play Iris West alongside Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as he reprises his brief roll in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as The Flash from earlier this summer.

Kiersey Clemons as Iris West in The Flash

Little more is known about the 2018 addition to the DC Extended Universe other than it takes place after the Justice League film in 2017, so it will not be an origin story. On The CW's version of The Flash, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) has very strong feelings for Iris, but the relationship hasn't quite worked out just right.

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It is unclear how much of a romantic role will be expected of Clemons. Given the current popularity of The Flash as a part of the Arrowverse, Clemons will undoubtedly be compared to Candice Patton, who plays the role on television. Kiersey made her acting debut in 2010 on Shake It Up, but saw her true breakthrough role come as Diggy in 2015's Dope

DC Extended Universe movie schedule

As of right now, the plans for the DC Extended Universe film franchise include a total of eleven films. The first two have already come and gone through theaters: Man of Steel in 2013 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March of this year. The next installment is Suicide Squad, available to movie-goers nationwide on August 5. Wonder Woman is scheduled for June of next year, and Justice League for November. The Flash is tentatively set for March of 2018, with Aquaman set for November. Shazam and a yet-to-be-titled sequel to Justice League will hit theaters in 2019, while Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps are both set for 2020.