First Look at Grant Gustin as The Flash

Grant Gustin as The Flash

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Or at least, here’s your first look at star Grant Gustin in costume as the Flash … from the neck up.

He kinda looks a bit like Captain America for some reason. Though I can definitely see how no one will recognize him as the geeky lab guy on the show. It’s certainly way more “secret identity”-ish than Arrow’s costume. I mean, how is it that no one can figure out the Arrow is Oliver Queen? Starling City must be full of blind people.

Anyways, what do ya think, what do ya thinkers?

“The Flash” TV series will star Gustin as 20-something crime lab scientist Barry Allen, who after an accident involving a particle accelerator and some shiny lab chemicals, becomes the super speedster The Flash. The character originally guest-starred on the CW’s “Arrow,” and will now be getting his own spin-off TV series.

Along with Gustin, the show will star Tom Cavanagh, Rick Cosnett, Michelle Harrison, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Chad Rook, Al Sapienza, with original “Flash” star John Wesley Shipp (below) showing up for an arc or two.

“The Flash” premieres this year on the CW.

John Wesley Shipp as The Flash

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  • Dedpool

    WOW!! Looks good. Very New 52 inspired with the lines on the mask. I also like that they are using lighning bolts on the mask instead of wings. I’ve always prefered that interpretation. Also going with the Captain America look, with them not sticking out from the head, but a part of the mask. They look like they could be bluetooth devices too. barry has used his gear to listen in on Police radio in the comics.

  • Juggernaut

    Looks awesome! Can’t wait for this!

  • Lexavi80

    I’ll give my opinion when I see the entire suit. When you put the new head pic next to a John Wesley Shipp’s pic… Tall order.

    • Dedpool

      Yeah the 90’s suit was pretty good. I do want to see the rest of the suit though.

  • hijo325

    shocked they didnt put this thru the ole realistic grinder!!! Otherwise he’s be wearina a baasball cap with a bolt on it!!

    • Dedpool

      Did that in Smallville. It still has a grounded feel to it, since it’s not spandex.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Certainly a step up from what came before. I’m excited.

  • Anubis

    It would be really cool if Shipp’s character was Jay Garrick.