‘Arrow’ Producer Reveals Timeline For Flash Casting

by Brett White

Arrow’s” been making news quite a bit lately, thanks to promos and casting Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller. But neither of those news items were the news item DC Universe fans have been anxiously awaiting for months.

We want to know who is going to play Barry Allen, and we want to know now. To bad we have to wait a few more weeks, according to producer Andrew Kreisberg in an interview with Entertainment Weekly

“We’ll have to have somebody by Sept. 30, which is when we start shooting [his first] episode,” said Kreisberg, revealing the timeline for production on season two’s eighth episode. “So there is that timeline.” So that narrows things down a bit, and now we know to anxiously await September 30th or the week before, as if it’s some sort of superhero-themed, vague Christmas.

Whoever plays Barry Allen has a lot on his plate, though, because the “Arrow” producers have their fingers crossed for a possible “Flash” series. So this isn’t just any normal guest-starring role, and the actor won’t just be playing one of the most iconic characters in all of comics—the actor will potentially be playing one of the most iconic characters in all of comics for the forseeable future, should “Flash” be as big of a hit as “Arrow” and “Smallville.” That potential career has Hollywood a-buzzing, according to Kreisberg.

“But it’s been a really exciting process just getting to meet so many fantastic actors and seeing the enthusiasm that so many people around town have for the character,” said Kreisberg. “It’s just amazing—I have pictures of myself at age 4 holding a Flash and a Superman doll. That I’m sitting here writing the Flash and Green Arrow now, it’s more than my little nerd heart can bear sometimes.”

“Arrow” returns to the CW on October 10th, and expect to know who the Flash is by the end of the month.

[via Entertainment Weekly]

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