Ben Affleck may be grabbing most of the headlines with his upcoming turn as The Dark Knight in Batman vs. Superman, but he’s not the only one set to take on the role of a DC superhero in the very near future. Glee and 90210’s Grant Gustin is due to debut as Barry Allen / The Flash in Arrow season two, and E! Online has managed to grab a few words with the young actor as he gears up to begin filming as the Scarlett Speedster.
“I’m really excited. I’m a little fanboy. I’m so excited to be a part of the show,” states Gustin, who will make his debut alongside Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen in episode eight of Arrow’s second season. “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’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.”
“I didn’t realize before I started doing all my research that he can actually time travel, he can run so fast,” he continues. “I think that’d be a really fun thing to play with on the show is him kind of going to different times and experimenting with that. That’d be fun.” And as for his costume, Gustin expects to see The Flash’s signature red attire: “I would image, when The Flash comes he’ll be in a pretty traditional Flash costume. That’s kind of what I’ve caught wind of.”
Arrow season two is due to get underway on The CW on October 9th.