Grant Gustin - The Flash: Shout Out to the Troops
A hero will be chosen. The Flash premieres in 1 WEEK!
CW_TheFlash: A hero will be chosen. #TheFlash premieres in 1 WEEK!
It’s just a week until the launch of The CW’s The Flash, the hotly-anticipated superhero series from the producers of Arrow that has had some of the best pilot reviews of the new TV season.
The pilot has been screened at Comic Con International: San Diego, and also leaked online, to almost unanimous praise. Comic book writers like Mark Waid, who has a long involvement with The Flash, lavished it with praise and we at ComicBook.com called it the best comic book TV show pilot we’ve seen since The Walking Dead.
And a lot of that has to do with star Grant Gustin, who embodies the angst, enthusiasm and energy of Barry Allen perfectly and who manages to make the runtime of the show blow by (no pun intended). Introduced in an episode of Arrow, the Glee veteran counts himself lucky to have got the job — it wasn’t one he expected to get, necessarily — but producers have said that they’re just as lucky to have him.
In fact, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has said to reporters that, had Gustin or somebody as good as him not come along, the pilot might not have taken shape at all and that the project could have gone nowhere.
Gustin joined ComicBook.com at a roundtable at Comic Con International: San Diego back in July, and shared some of his feelings with us about playing the iconic character, his place in the history of television and The Flash and more.
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