Warner Bros. is busy getting ready to film the pilot for “Arrow” spin-off “The Flash,” starring actor Grant Gustin as the titular DC Comics superhero… But other than casting news here or there, it looked like the production was only up to doing a table read of the script this week.
That is, until now:
According to an official release:
The costume for The Flash was designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for “Arrow” and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards for her work on “Alice in Wonderland,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Chicago,” as well as seven additional Oscar nominations for films such as “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Sleepy Hollow,” among others
Gustin was introduced as Barry Allen, who will later become The Flash, during a two-episode arc on “Arrow” in 2013. Allen was an assistant CSI at the fictional Central City police department investigating the murder of his mother years prior… A murder thought to be committed by his own father.
The pilot, which would ostensibly kick off a series starting this fall also features Jesse L. Martin as Detective West, a father figure to Barry; Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, the man who will eventually become The Flash’s arch-enemy; Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, a scientist who helps Barry learn to use his powers; Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, the man who owns the lab that accidentally causes Barry to get powers; Candice Patton as Iris West, Barry’s adoptive sister and (ew) love interest; and Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Barry’s best friend and eventual fellow superhero Vibe.
It was also announced that John Wesley Shipp, who played The Flash in the series from the ’90s will play a mysterious role in the pilot. It’s written and produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns; all of whom also worked on “Arrow,” which was just renewed for a third season.
Stay tuned for more news on “The Flash” as it breaks.