Recently cast as The Flash in the upcoming second season of The CW’s “Arrow,” young actor Grant Gustin has spoken with E! Online about the role:
“I’m kind of running around a little bit, but mostly just for fun at this point. Just because I’m really excited…I’m a little fanboy. I’m so excited to be a part of the show.
I got an audition and I was really excited and a little skeptical at first, because I’m a comic book fan. I know the character and know I’m a little young.”
Grant’s Barry Allen character appears in three episodes of the upcoming “Arrow” season, with the last to serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential “The Flash” spinoff. He’ll start out though as just a human scientist though:
“I know I’m coming on as up-and-coming in my field. He’s not going to be The Flash immediately, obviously. We’re going to be Barry Allen first in two episodes and then he’ll come back later as The Flash. I haven’t actually had a chance to read any scripts yet, so we’ll see.
I didn’t realize before I started doing all my research that he can actually time travel, he can run so fast. I think that’d be a really fun thing to play with on the show is him kind of going to different times and experimenting with that. That’d be fun.”
He also expects the costume will likely be along the lines of the red spandex seen in the character’s previous incarnations:
“I would image, when The Flash comes he’ll be in a pretty traditional Flash costume. That’s kind of what I’ve caught wind of.”