A while back it was announced that the CW’s Arrow television series would be featuring their very first super-powered guest star with the arrival of The Flash, and this will also lead to an eventual Flash television series. This week Warner Brothers announced that they have found the man who will be portraying the fastest man alive, and his name is Grant Gustin.
Gustin is best known for his role on FOX’s hit musical series Glee, on which he portrayed a member of the rival show choir. He’s also worked with CW before, with a multiple-episode arc on 90210‘s final season. He is currently signed for three episodes on Arrow, including a backdoor pilot episode for the new television series.
Though the Flash is a legacy hero, with several heroes taking up the name of the Flash over the years, Gustin will be portraying the most beloved and iconic character to have worn the red tights, Barry Allen. Barry is a Central City forensic scientist who eventually gains the powers of the flash in a chemical accident and takes up the mantle of the city’s protector. It’s this role as a law enforcement technician, that will bring him to Arrow’s hometown of Starling City, and into conflict with the vigilante himself. He will be investigating a series of Starling City robberies that may have some sort of connection to a tragedy in his own childhood.
Gustin recently expressed his enthusiasm for the project to The Hollywood Reporter.
“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,
Having never seen any of Gustin’s work, I can’t say whether he’s a good choice for the role or not. I’ll just have to wait and see to give my opinion.
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