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By: Adam Basciano


The live action DC Universe has Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman on the big screen.  On the small-screen, Stephen Amell brings life to Oliver Queen/Green Arrow.  The live action Emerald Archer now has company, as The CW has chosen the actor who will portray the Scarlet Speedster.  Actor  Grant Gustin (Glee) will fill the dual roles of Barry Allen/The Flash on three episodes of season 2 of “Arrow”, with the last appearance serving as a backdoor pilot episode for a solo television series for the character.  The network describes the character of Barry Allen/The Flash as, “a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. A comic book fan boy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante. Part of the fun for the audience … is to see how we view our Arrow take on the Flash legacy. “Some of it will feel very familiar to DC Comics, some of it hopefully will feel different, fresh and exciting. The same way we approached Arrow is the same way we’re approaching Barry.”

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter, El Mayimbe)