Grant Gustin’s portrayal of the DC Comics superhero Barry Allen, also known as the Flash, has spanned several years and seasons on The CW’s popular television series of the same name. Since the show’s inception in 2014, Gustin has become synonymous with the character, earning widespread acclaim for his charming and dynamic portrayal.
With the conclusion of The CW’s The Flash on the horizon, Grant Gustin’s tenure as Barry Allen is drawing to a close. However, the actor has expressed his willingness to reprise the role of the Scarlet Speedster in the future.
The Flash star Grant Gustin says he is open to return as Barry Allen in future projects.
"I'll probably be associated with this character more than anything else in my career, for the rest of my life. So I'll always listen to any Flash pitch." https://t.co/n6IfMTP08N pic.twitter.com/JVh6XpCkI8
— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) May 6, 2023
Grant Gustin Not Ready To Bid Adieu To The Flash
Throughout the show’s run, Grant Gustin has imbued his portrayal of Barry with a relatable vulnerability and emotional depth that has resonated with audiences. He has tackled complex storylines, including time travel, alternate universes, and the multiverse while keeping viewers engaged with his wit and charm. Speaking to US Weekly, Gustin said,
“I can’t wrap my head around it right now, obviously. But if someone called me today or tomorrow and was like, ‘Hey, we have this amazing Flash idea,’ obviously it’s like, I’m gonna take that phone call and listen to that idea. And I think this is a character that I’m going to — no matter if I play it again [or not] — I’ll probably be associated with this character more than anything else in my career for the rest of my life. So I’ll always listen to any Flash pitch.”
Speculations about Grant Gustin’s appearance in the upcoming The Flash movie have been circulating since 2021. In April 2022, after Ezra Miller’s series of controversies, many DC fans clamored for Gustin to replace Miller in the film. Gustin’s previous encounter with Miller in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event in 2020 and the film’s multiverse storyline presented the possibility of Gustin transitioning from the small screen to the big screen as DC’s cinematic version of the Scarlet Speedster.
Will Grant Gustin Appear In The Flash Movie
Grant Gustin denied any speculation when asked about his involvement in the upcoming The Flash movie, directed by Andy Muschietti, in April 2023. He clarified that he is not keeping any big secret and that people have asked him about it on the street numerous times. He further explained that rumors have been circulating for a while, but nobody has directly approached him on the record.
As The Flash prepares to make its big screen debut, CW is gearing up to say goodbye to its interpretation of the beloved DC character, which has lasted nearly a decade. The network recently revealed the synopsis for the final episode of Season 9 and The Flash‘s approaching finale, A New World, Part Four.
According to the synopsis, the show’s protagonist, played by Grant Gustin, is faced with his most significant challenge yet: saving the timeline and existence itself. The description further indicates that old and new allies will unite for an epic showdown to rescue Central City one last time.
All seasons of CW’s The Flash are available for streaming on Netflix.