Glee‘s Grant Gustin has landed the key role of The Flash/Barry Allen in The CW’s backdoor pilot and potential Flash spinoff, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Barry Allen is currently slate to appear in three episodes of Arrow: Season 2. He’ll appear in the 8th and 9th episode and then return in episode 20, in an origin story that will function as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff about the DC Comics character. Internet fans for the most part, chose Matt Barr as the person they would like to see in the role. This will surely have some on the Internet up in arms, but not quite as much as the Batman casting earlier last month.
BARRY ALLEN is a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. 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.