Setting up the TV pilot for a Flash TV series, The CW appear to have cast actor Grant Gustin – best known for his roles on Broadway and on Glee – as Barry Allen. The character will appear in three episodes of the second season of Arrow, before heading off to a pilot for a show of his own.
The three-episode arc of Arrow, during which hopefully Diggle will raise an intrigued eyebrow at the thought of a super-speed character showing up, will be written by showrunners Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, along with producer/writer Geoff Johns. Say, that name sounds familar…
Gustin, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, understandably commented:
I’m unbelievably excited. I’ve been a lifelong fan of DC Comics, so I can’t be more honored and can’t wait to get started.
And on his Twitter yesterday, he left the following message:
Last day of vibin’.
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) September 12, 2013
Which, now, has been proven untrue. Ha! I hope you clapped your hands in applause after reading that amazing, ridiculously researched joke.
So…. if there’s to be a Flash TV show AND a Flash movie, does that mean we’re getting Barry in one… and Wally in the other? Or are we going to have simultaneous Barrys on our hands?