“Arrow’s” Grant Gustin Talks Flash

Grant Gustin, cast as Barry Allen on “Arrow” and positioned for a possible Flash spin-off, spoke with E Online last Friday about running, the iconic costume (yes, we will see it, but not in the first two episodes which take place before he becomes the Flash), and researching the character by reading Geoff Johns’ comics.

Thanks to The Dude for the link.

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14 thoughts on ““Arrow’s” Grant Gustin Talks Flash

  1. Javi

    Except there’s not a lot of Johns’ Barry to work from. I’d feel better if he was basing his impressions off the current team’s run.

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    1. Diego Calazans

      I agree. He should use New 52 Barry Allen as reference, instead of “Brightest Day” Barry Allen. I also believe Buccellato and Manapul should be consultants.

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      1. Scarlet Speedster

        To me, the best thing about Johns’ post-Rebirth stuff was reaffirming what a psychotic bad@$$ villain Zoom was, & the Manapul/Buccellato art. Oh, & I did think the Renegades were kinda cool, at first anyway. Everything else was pretty…meh. I always say Barry’s TRUE Rebirth came with the New 52- I see Johns’ stuff as a transitionary period that culminated in little to the book at the time, but paved the way for Manapul & Buccellato to tell some awesome stories- & that was a good outcome for Flash fans who trudged through the Rebirth & post-Rebirth stuff.

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    1. MisterNefarious

      Totally. New 52 has done some awesome stuff for the flash.

      The one thing that sucks about this being tv rather than film is that I doubt we will ever see anything as awesome as him phasing a plane through a bridge (a ridiculously awesome feat)

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      1. Scarlet Speedster

        Heck yeah! I was reading that issue for the umpteenth last night, & I’m always amazed at how awesome it is. That’s what Flash should always do- astonishing feats using his super-speed that bend the laws of Newtonian physics & leave readers in awe. I hope we see Barry do amazing things like that in the new show, & show him testing his powers scientifically to perform new feats, like his absolute molecular control & his ability to phase into time & other dimensions, or even the “mental Speed Force”. The Flash is a character whose abilities should always “wow” his audience & bring something new- something Manapul & Buccellato, & creators in the Silver Age, always delivered on.

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        1. Scarlet Speedster

          An animated series woulda been awesome! I always thought Flash, either Barry or Wally, was perfect for an animated series. I loved the Batman Brave & the Bold episode that had Barry, Wally & Jay in it, that had Barry having an awesome fight against Reverse-Flash. That was an awesome episode! And the JLU episode “Flash & Substance”. To me those are good examples to illustrate that the Flash could carry his own animated series.

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          1. MisterNefarious

            Flash and substance really shows how endearing a flash anything could be. It perfectly encapsulated what the flash is about and what sets him apart from other heroes

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      1. Scarlet Speedster

        I agree- Waid did an awesome Barry in both of those, & everyone knows his phenomenal handling of Wally. I also love how he handled Aquaman in JL Year One, showed what a bad@$$ he could be. I would honestly love to see how Waid would handle Barry in the present.

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