'Arrow' Alert: Grant Gustin Was 'Skeptical' About Becoming The Flash

Grant Gustin

The fastest man alive is currently going "a little fanboy," according to actor Grant Gustin.

"I'm kind of running around a little bit, but mostly just for fun at this point. Just because I'm really excited," Gustin said in an interview with E! Online about his upcoming appearance as the Flash on The CW's "Arrow," premiering its second season on October 9.

Gustin was cast as Barry Allen a couple short weeks ago, with three "Arrow" appearances in his future, and a possible spinoff series in the works as well. If you're skeptical about Gustin's casting as the veteran Allen, you're not alone: Gustin was skeptical at first as well.

"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," he said. But it sounds like the Allen of "Arrow" is an "up-and-coming" forensic specialist, so Gustin's age works for the interpretation.

"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."

But even without reading any scripts, Gustin knows one thing about the costume department's Flash plans.

"When The Flash comes he'll be in a pretty traditional Flash costume. That's kind of what I've caught wind of." It's a good thing Gustin's taken up running, because those traditional superhero costumes can be pretty unforgiving.

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