About two weeks ago, here on The Inquisitr, a sneak peak of Grant Gustin donning the mask of the fastest superhero in DC Comics, The Flash was reported. Now today, CW has released a photo of Gustin wearing the full costume.
As seen in the photo above, the rest of the costume reflects the mask. In an article by Entertainment Weekly, the suit was designed by award-winning designer, Colleen Atwood. She is a three-time Academy Award winner for costume design for Alice In Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha. She was also nominated for the same award for her work in Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Sleepy Hollow among other credits.
The director and executive producer for the pilot of The Flash, David Nutter, had this to say about the costume:
I hope the fans who treasure the character are as excited as we are by what costume designer Colleen Atwood has achieved with this latest version of The Flash’s iconic suit.
As for the show itself, the network started production on the Arrow spin-off pilot. Gusten was previously a part of Fox’s musical hit show, Glee, as the Dalton Academy Warblers’s lead singer, Sebastian Smythe. Since leaving his musical position, he has been seen on Arrow as Berry Allen. For those who are not current with comic books, Berry Allen is the the man behind the costume of the world’s fastest superhero, like Clark Kent is behind the costume of Superman or Bruce Wayne is behind the costume of Batman.
Eventually, a spin-off from Arrow would be made based on Gusten’s character. The Flash is now in production, for a potential slot on the CW’s 2014 to 2015 lineup, as reported by IGN. Along with Gusten, the cast includes Jesse L. Martin as Detective West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Candice Patton as Iris West, Crlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, and Tom Cavanagh as Harrison West. Guest actors in the pilot, who would have recurrences throughout the season if the show moves forward, include Patrick Sabongue ad David Singh, Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen, and John Wesley Shipp, the star of the 1990s version of The Flash series, in a role hidden in mystery right now.
Technically, only a pilot has been ordered. However, it looks likely this project will get a series order, this coming May. That is usually the time CW, along with other networks, will announce their new lineup for the upcoming season.