by Brett White
When events as big as the ones in "Arrow's" season one finale happen, everybody is bound to notice. And if you're a hooded vigilante at the center of those events, you can't expect to keep a low profile. With the arrival of Flash-in-the-making Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) to Starling City, Oliver Queen's about to get a fan of his own.
"Barry's a fanboy." said producer Andrew Kreisberg in an interview with Flash TV News. "He comes to Starling City and he says to [Oliver's tech support] Felicity, 'So I heard the vigilante saved you. What's he like?' So I think for Barry, it's one of those things where it's sort of like 'be careful what you wish for.'"
Kreisberg also revealed that of Barry Allen's three appearances in season two, the third one will be the first one specifically written with Grant Gustin in mind. But Kreisberg is quick to note that the two already-written Flash episodes did play a role in Gustin's casting.
"As we were writing these episodes, we cast Grant in the middle of it," explained Kreisberg. "We met with a lot of other really talented people. Not just talented, but good guys, and it was funny, because as each of us–Geoff [Johns] and Greg [Berlanti] and I—were working on individual scenes, we all sort of came together and said, 'We're all writing Grant.' It was just him... That was different, because now when we go into writing the actual pilot in episode 20, we already have our guy, and we've already seen him on the screen, so hopefully we'll actually literally be able to look at things and learn."
"I got an audition and I was really excited and a little skeptical at first, because I'm a comic book fan. I know the character and know I'm a little young."
Fans will get to see Gustin as Barry Allen a few months after "Arrow" returns on October 9th.
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