The first photo of Grant Gustin in his Flash costume was released today. The pilot for the CW’s show “The Flash” is set to start production next week. Grant Gustin appeared on two episodes of Arrow last fall, which introduced Gustin as the smart and nerdy Barry Allen (the Flash’s civilian identity). Allen suffered a freak accident on Arrow (see video), which has left him hospitalized and possibly in a coma (if I can recall correctly). I presume that it is from this freak accident that Allen will gain his superhero qualities, leading him to become “The Flash.” The Flash is in contention for a series spot on the CW’s 2014-2015 schedule. Judging by our love for Arrow, I think it is likely that we will give The Flash a shot as well.
-LJ & CJ
Update: On March 11, 2014, a full version of The Flash’s costume was released. According to Gustin on twitter, he is in full production now, working on the pilot. The costume is designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow as well as the costumes for many films (Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago, etc.).