Posted November 20, 2013 by Alvin Minon in Comics

CW Goes For The Flash Standalone Pilot

CW‘s Arrow is supposed to have Barry Allen a.k.a.
The Flash appear in a three episode arc, with the last episode leading to a new series following the speedster. However, recent reports say that CW will be going for a traditional standalone for The Flash.

Episodes 8 and 9 have been shot already and will serve as origin story for Barry Allen. Grant Gustin who takes the role of DC’s red speedster was intended to appear in costume in episode 20. Deadline reports though that instead of an Arrow episode, Grant will suit up in a pilot to be directed by David Nutter, written by Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, and with Berlanti, Nutter and Melissa Kellner Berman as co-executive producers.

After the network saw footage from episode 8 and 9, decision was made to go for a standalone pilot that will shed more light on the police scientist-turned-superhero. This would also mean more budget for the pilot compared to what’s allotted for episodes.

In CW’s Arrow, Barry Allen will still be the same Central City police scientist we know, and will offer Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) his help after a robbery at Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division. 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.

Check out the images below to get a glimpse of Grant in CW’s Arrow:


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