A great many castings of The CW's forthcoming 'Arrow' spinoff 'The Flash,' has emerged, though we haven't yet got a pulse on the Scarlet Speedster's decidedly sci-fi new series. That all changes today, with our first look at former 'Glee' star Grant Gustin suited up in the 'Flash' costume, mask and all! Are you ready to meet the new Barry Allen?
Warner Bros. has been trying to bring the Justice League to the silver screen for some time, if only to compete against Marvel's 'The Avengers' franchise. Following Christopher Nolan's now-famous trilogy of Batman films, Zack Snyder stepped up to the plate and served up a rebooted take on the 'Man of Steel'. After that film's success, Snyder agreed to direct the follow-up, a still untitled 'Batman vs. Superman' movie, which will feature three of the most famous DC heroes of all time -- Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) -- and will mark a major step into making 'Justice League' a reality.
But before that happens, Warner Bros. Animation recently released the latest the animated direct-to-DVD 'Justice League: War,' which unites the DC superhero team for an epic battle to save Earth from destruction, and may also serve as a dry run, for a live-action 'Justice League' movie.
Just when you thought 'The Flash''s TV future was all-but assured as an 'Arrow' spinoff, The CW has literally doubled down on its titular hero. The latest to join the scarlet speedster's 2014 TV updates is none other than TV's previous live-action 'Flash,' 1990 CBS star John Wesley Shipp! Of course, there couldn't be two Flashes at once...could there?
Earlier today we caught a bit of what-if information on The CW's 'Flash,' TV pilot, gauging the fate of Grant Gustin's Barry Allen should the network not move forward with the 'Arrow' spinoff, but in the meantime, 'The Flash' keeps right on casting. 'Ed' star Tom Cavanagh is the latest to sign onto the cast, but does his role have any major DC ties?
The CW's proposed 'Arrow' spinoff 'The Flash' has certainly come a long way with its casting process, though we won't know just yet if the network decides to follow through on a series order, or stop the project in its tracks. For as strong a track record as the network has win spinoffs however, what would become of Grant Gustin's Barry Allen if 'The Flash' ended up dead on arrival?
We're still no closer to knowing if 'Arrow''s forthcoming spinoff pilot for 'The Flash' will land its own CW series this fall, though its cast at least continues to fill out nicely. Up next for the DC drama is Candice Batton as the Flash's comic love interest, Iris West, along with Broadway star Carlos Valdes ('Once') as Cisco Ramon, otherwise known as "Vibe"!
We still don't know if 'Arrow''s 'The Flash' spinoff will be zooming onto The CW as its own series this fall, but its pilot supporting cast is at least picking up speed. 'The Vampire Diaries' star Rick Cosnett has joined the cast in a regular role speculated to be that of a major 'Flash' villain, along with Danielle Panabaker as someone with ties to the scarlet speedster's mysterious origins, and a villain in her own right!
The recent 'Arrow' and DC comics discussions from the TCA press tour didn't give us much insight into progress on the forthcoming 'Flash' spinoff pilot, but at least we know the casting has moved full speed ahead. 'Law & Order' alum, 'Rent' originator and 'Smash' guest star Jesse L. Martin has zoomed into the 'Flash' cast in a leading role, but which comic character might he portray?
It's been a long time since we heard anything from The CW's potential Wonder Woman prequel series 'Amazon,' the length of which has seen 'Arrow' forming its own likely 'Flash' spinoff while Gal Gadot assumes the role of the Amazonian princess in 2015's 'Batman Vs. Superman,' but it seems the CW's incarnation has been officially grounded.
The CW's breakout hit 'Arrow' won't return for its 2014 premiere "Blast Radius" until next Wednesday, but fans needn't wait any longer for a preview of Oliver's new mission, and an update on the love lightning-struck Barry Allen. See what's keeping Oliver up nights in the first official clip from January 15 installment "Blast Radius"!