‘The Flash’ Star Grant Gustin Originally Had A Larger Role In ‘Arrow’ Season 2

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The Flash star Grant Gustin revealed he was originally supposed to appear in another episode later on in Arrow‘s second season.

While The Flash‘s original introduction in two episodes of Arrow were enough for fans to fall in love with the Scarlet Speedster, Grant Gustin recently explained that he was also meant to star in a later episode of Arrow season 2. Fans will remember that Barry Allen was introduced during The Scientist and later saw the origin of his powers in the next episode, Three Ghosts.

The Flash star recently appeared on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast, discussing his role as Barry Allen in the Arrowverse. The star pointed out that he was supposed to star in a backdoor pilot later on in the second season, but when The CW decided to do a standalone pilot episode, he knew it would get picked up.

“I was cast on Arrow first, it was I did two episodes of Arrow and I was supposed to do a third episode of Arrow that was going to be a backdoor pilot, but the character was received so well they decided to do a standalone and I knew from then I was like what we’ll get a series just because it’s The Flash.”

Do you think The Flash star should’ve had a larger role in Arrow season 2? Are you excited to see Godspeed return to the series? Sound off in the comments below!

The Flash continues next week with the episode titled “Pay The Piper” and you can read the official synopsis below:

GODSPEED AND PIED PIPER RETURN – When Godspeed returns, Barry (Grant Gustin) turns to Hartley Rathaway (guest star Andy Mientus) for help. However, things get tense quickly after Barry realizes one of the changes from Crisis is that The Flash and Pied Piper are now enemies. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) tries to escape the Mirrorverse. Amanda Tapping directed the episode written by Jess Carson. (#618)

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, and Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man.

The Flash airs on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.

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Source: Inside Of You

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