After the events of this week’s exciting mid-season finale for Arrow, we are more than ready to see Grant Gustin take the stage as the Scarlet Speedster! In an interview with Comic Book Resources regarding “Three Ghosts” and where Arrow and The Flash will move from what was set up this past Wednesday, star Grant Gustin, creator Andrew Kreisbert, and DC Guru Geoff Johns had the following to say about the status of the show! Head on over to CBR to read the rest of the interview!
CBR: What Gustin is looking forward to when shooting the upcoming “The Flash” pilot, originally slated as episode 20 of “Arrow” season two, but now being produced as a standalone:
Grant Gustin: I’m mostly looking forward to getting the pilot script and seeing how Barry’s going to handle this happening to him. He’s not just excited. It’s scary. That’s what I loved about the character in the audition process — it’s not just he loves superheroes, and he’s a fanboy, and all of a sudden he’s like, “I’m going to be one, I’m really stoked about it.” It’s kind of like, “This is terrifying. This is really happening to me.” I’m really excited to play more of that.
CBR: On the anticipated tonal differences between “Arrow” and “The Flash,” if the latter ends up as a series:
Kreisberg: We’ll want to keep “Arrow” as distinctive as possible, and “Flash” as distinctive as possible. Part of the fun will be how those two things play out in both shows, if we get that opportunity.
Johns: But there are story reasons that Flash feels different and that he’s taking on different things in his series.
CBM: On whether Barry’s description of his mother’s mysterious death in “The Scientist” was a hint that she was murdered by Flash archenemy Professor Zoom, like in the comic books:
Johns: We’re using a lot of mythology, a lot of characters from the comics in the development of the “Flash” show. I don’t want to get too specific yet, but you’ll see a lot of characters, a lot of elements from that. It’s very much The Flash.
Look for the return of Arrow on Wednesday January 15th at 8pmEST on The CW!