Earlier today we learned that 'Arrow''s impending 'Flash' spinoff would in fact emerge as a separate pilot, rather than feature the character's super-powered origin later on in the season, but that won't stop Grant Gustin from popping up as Central City police scientist Barry Allen on December 4! Get a first look at "The Scientist" with the pre-Flash inside!
We were more than a bit skeptical when 'Arrow' season 2 announced that it would introduce DC superhero Barry Allen into its story, culminating in a 2014 episode to serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential CW 'Flash' spinoff, and now it seems producers have blinked as well. Grant Gustin's 'Flash' will still receive a pilot for a potential series, but not in 'Arrow' season 2 as originally planned.
'Arrow' season 2 still managed to hit the mark with last night's "Keep Your Enemies Closer," an episode that abdicated the main plot for a Diggle-centric turn in Russia, but will the CW superhero drama have the same true aim when Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) makes a speedy entrance into town in "The Scientist"? Find out what brings the Flash to Starling City with a few new spoilers!
Less surprising than the initial announcement that 'Arrow' season 2 would incorporate the Flash for a potential spinoff was the follow up that 'Glee' star Grant Gustin had beaten out several others to the role. And while we won't see Dr. Barry Allen make his debut until later in the upcoming season, with his red-suited alter ego arriving even later, Gustin recently opened up about the non-traditional casting approach and the iconic duds we'll eventually see the character sport.
Well, okay then! Earlier this week we'd heard that 'Arrow' season 2 was down to three candidates in casting 'The Flash,' to be introduced in the coming episodes as Dr. Barry Allen and speeding toward a potential spinoff next season, and the decision is in. Ex-'Glee' villain Grant Gustin will don the iconic red tights in 'Arrow' season 2, so what do we think of the choice?
Regardless what you feel about 'Arrow' breaking its "no powers" rule to incorporate the Flash into season 2 for a potential spinoff series down the line, casting announcements for the iconic DC speedster will arrive any day before filming gets underway on September 30. While we wait for the news, at least two names have emerged to potentially fill the Flash's yellow boots as Dr. Barry Allen, but from where might we know them?
We're still not certain exactly how 'Arrow' season 2 will adapt famous DC 'Justice League'-r The Flash into its more grounded, realistic take on superheroics, but it seems a name to fill the iconic red costume will soon be upon us. New reports suggest that Dr. Barry Allen will begin filming before the end of the month, meaning our Flash will soon reveal himself!
'Arrow' season 2 took a major swerve last month when producers announced that DC superhero The Flash would arrive in Starling City to set up his own spin-off, the 'Arrow' universe up to that point having purposefully excluded the use of superpowers. New comments from executive producer Marc Guggenheim suggest however, that 'Flash' won't tonally detract from the world of 'Arrow,' instead setting up a cohabitant relationship akin to Marvel's 'The Avengers.'
While the fallout from 'Arrow' season 2's big revelation that the 'Flash' himself will speed through Starling City hasn't quite dissipated, the acclaimed CW/DC drama has added itself another recognizable genre star for the second year. 'Orphan Black' star Dylan Bruce will make his presence known when 'Arrow' returns for a second season on October 9, but will he be Oliver's next target? And what new details of 'Flash' have emerged alongside him?