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Comic-Con: Grant Gustin Discusses Becoming THE FLASH

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:35 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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San Diego Comic-Con ended on Sunday, but the coverage train keeps on chugging along. Arguably the most anticipated show of the fall season has to be CW’s Arrow spinoff The Flash. Tim Beyers from the Everything Geek podcast got the chance to sit down with the would be Scarlet Speedster and discuss what it was like taking on the iconic role, his desire to expand on his powers, and what fans can expect from the show. You can read the full article over at Sci-Fi Talk, but here are a couple highlights to whet your appetite.

grant-gustin-400x600When asked how he would like to see the Flash’s powers evolve, Gustin replied;

I hope we can incorporate some time travel sooner rather than later.We’ve teased it with Michelle Harrison’s character . I’m hoping we can do that sooner rather than later. That would present an endless possibilities for storylines.That would be fun.

In the comics there is a lot more to the Flash than simply running really really fast. He can speed up his molecules to “phase” through things, and he can reverse time in small amounts by running so fast that time goes backwards (like in the original Superman film).

Gustin was asked about his running ability;

I’ve always been fast. As a kid, I could always beat people in races in everything. But I quit soccer as a kid because I thought running was ridiculous. I thought running back and forth was ridiculous. Irconically yeah. The track and field coach in high school always The Scientisttried to recruit me. But I was doing theater. I was passionate about doing theater. But I’m fast enough to do it so.

The topic of future villains came up as you would expect, particularly Gorilla Grodd;

I hope that happens in the near future too. That would be a daunting task for Barry for sure.

I am a big Grodd fan, and would love to see him in the show. Something tells me though that he would be too expensive to do, especially in the first season when they are trying to figure out their budget and effects abilities.

You can read the full article over at Sci-Fi Talk. Gustin was a delight and answered the questions with the wit and charm befitting Barry Allen. The Flash will air on Tuesdays this Fall at 8:00PM on The CW. 

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