The Fastest Man on Earth stood still just long enough for us to get our first glimpse. Late last year, Grant Gustin did a two-episode guest star spot on CW’s brilliant Arrow playing Central City’s perpetually-late CSI Barry Allen. At the end of that arc, a freak lightning storm and an experiment at S.T.A.R. Labs resulted in Allen having some kind of explosion, leaving him with red electricity throughout his body.
This, of course, was the backdoor pilot for the network’s next DC Comics program, The Flash. Today, an image was released showing Gustin in the new Flash headpiece, presumably made of the same material he used to make Oliver Queen’s new mask. We don’t get to see the whole thing yet, but so far it looks like it’s keeping the essence of the traditional Silver Age Flash suit while updating it a bit, away from spandex and into leather, the fabric of choice for superheroes.
According to the press release: “The costume for The Flash was designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also designed the costume for Arrow and whose motion picture credits include Academy Awards for her work on Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago, as well as seven additional Oscar nominations for films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Sleepy Hollow, among others.”
Production for The Flash begins next week on a pilot script by exec producers Andrew Kreisberg, Greg Berlanti, and DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns and will be directed by co-exec producer David Nutter, all of whom made Arrow what it is today.
Costume looks good, no? Think The Flash will live up to Arrow‘s awesomeness. Talk about it in the comments.