The CW's Flash teases a 'traditional' costume, talks time travel

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Jun 26, 2015

We still have a while to wait until we actually get to see Grant Gustin suit up as The Flash in the second season of Arrow, but the star is already dropping some hints about what we can expect.

In his first interview since the casting choice was announced, Gustin told E! Online that he’s heard the producers are eyeing a “pretty traditional Flash costume.” If that’s true, then we’re definitely curious to see how they make it work.

They did a great job of reimagining Green Arrow’s costume to be believable on the small screen — but The Flash’s red suit, with lightning bolts on the side of the mask, is a much bigger challenge. Good luck guys, you’re going to need it.

As for what we can expect from the series itself (assuming its picked up for next season)? Gustin said he hasn’t read any scripts yet, but he has been reading some of Geoff Johns’ Flash comics. Considering Johns’ is also a writer for Arrow, that’s probably a good place to start.

Here’s what Gustin teased he’d like to see once the show kicks off:

"I know I'm coming on as up-and-coming in my field [forensic science]. 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. 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." 

It’s nice to hear Gustin acknowledge the fact that he’s a young choice for the role, but hopefully the producers have taken that into account when they introduce the character.  About the time travel options? It’d definitely be a stretch for the grounded Arrow-verse, but we’re still curious.

At the moment, we’ll remain tentatively hopeful. What do you think? 

(Via E! Online)

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