‘The Flash’: First Photo of Grant Gustin in Flash Costume

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Behold: A still of the Fastest Man Alive.

The first photo of Grant Gustin in the Flash costume in the CW’s “The Flash” pilot has been released. While the image doesn’t actually show him moving, it does show the detail work involved in designer Colleen Atwood’s costume (The Oscar winner also designed the costumes for counterpart program “Arrow”).

Production begins on “The Flash” pilot next week. It’s produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television and is based on characters published by DC Comics. Joining Gustin in the cast are Jesse L. Martin, Carlos Valdes, Candice Patton and John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen, the Flash’s alter ego, in the 1990s live-action CBS program.

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  1. Huzaif usman says:

    One word. AWESOME

  2. Michael says:

    Love what’s been done with Arrow… A lot if tweaks I’d make but better than smallville

    You need to introduce the thon twist quickly to provide depth to the series other than that it’s just a fast dude that helps arrow or us the arrow of star city….

  3. kenmandu says:

    Here’s a flash- he looks ugly.

  4. Sagefarmer says:

    My friend Rheumy remarked one time that The Flash must be incredibly bored a lot of the time…

  5. john pender says:

    Isn’t the Flash’s costume supposed to be RED, as opposed to broiled-weenie brown? I’ll be so glad when the people who get to make these movies and tv shows move beyond the whole “take any given super hero and make them and their costumes darker” thing.

    • Ben says:

      Like others have said, having a bright colored costume only works in animation or comic book format, it looks ridiculous otherwise, i dont think it has anything to do with trying to make it “gritty” theyre just trying to make it look good, and with the flash’s costume that was no easy task. Besides this doesnt look brown as you described, its more of a darker red. looks great if i do say so myself.

      • Bright costumes don’t work? Really? Tell that to Marvel. They embrace their bright colors with The Avengers, Iron Man, etc. Even the non-Marvel produced Marvel movies accepted the bright colors: The Amazing Spider-man, and X-men First Class.

    • Ralph says:

      Another jagoff with nothing substantial to complain about so he complains about the smallest thing.

      • Xybernauts says:

        Atleast he has something to contribute about the topic. The only jagoff who has nothing substantial to add is you. I can’t stand trolls telling posters they can’t voice their opinions. According to you everyone is just supposed to like everything, even when they don’t and if you actually voice your dissenting opinion they are automatically labeled a troll, even if they aren’t.

        But on topic, I have to problem with the color. It’s the chin that bothers me.

    • Jason Adams says:

      I don’t think it’s so much a case of “make them and their costumes darker” thing, but more of a “scarlet red and bright yellow look horrible on TV.” To me the costume is looking more of a dark crimson instead of “broiled-weenie brown.” It’s just a matter that darker hues tend to look better on both TV and in the movies than do bright garish colors. Look at how campy and cheesy shows look when they try to stick to the comic’s color palette.

  6. Article’s title is incorrect. Grant Gustin has already appeared as Barry Allen on TV: in the mid-season winter finale 2-part special on CW’s “Arrow”, where his character traveled to Starling City to investigate the serum-enhanced criminal case with the team. Not to spoil it for you, but it ends with us seeing the lightning-infused chemical accident that weakly shows how he becomes the Flash. I thought all of the show’s mention in little news blips on a TV screen at the start of each episode regarding all the accidents going on in the Star Labs in Central City was a reference or homage to his origin/accident occurring.

    Article’s title should say, “The Flash: first photo of Grant Gustin in Flash costume”.

    Good luck to the show “spinning off” from Arrow. I’ll be watching.

  7. CWteen says:

    My, what a cute leedle nose you have Mr Flash! :-)

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