Warning – Arrow midseason finale spoilers ahead….
Last night, The CW aired the electrifying midseason finale of its hit superhero series Arrow, which culminated in the accident that’s set to turn Barry Allen into The Flash, and Comic Book Resources has caught up with the cast and crew of the show, during which Grant Gustin (Barry Allen) and executive producer Andrew Kreisberg have spoken about the Flash-centric action in ‘Three Ghosts’, as well as the upcoming pilot for the Scarlett Speedster.
“I’m mostly looking forward to getting the pilot script and seeing how Barry’s going to handle this happening to him,” says Gustin when asked what he’s most looking forward to with The Flash pilot. “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.”
“In the same way that Arrow was conducive to bringing on characters like Deadshot and the Huntress and some of the more grounded people, hopefully with The Flash there’s a way to bring on some of the more fantastical characters, that will probably still go through the grounding lens with which we view everything,” reveals Kreisberg, when asked if the latest series would continue to expand the roster of DC Comics characters. “But we could tackle some of the bigger villains, and possibly heroes. There’s a hint of a major character in the pilot. But it’s always important to remember — like with Arrow, everybody wants Batman to come on and whatnot, but Arrow has to be the coolest person on Arrow. The same thing with The Flash — Barry has to be the coolest person. If we’re lucky enough to get to do more past the pilot, it’ll really be about making sure that the audience loves The Flash, and Barry Allen, and Grant Gustin, as much as we do.”
And for anyone yet to see Barry’s accident in ‘Three Ghosts’, you can check it out here….