THE FLASH Star Grant Gustin Would Return As The Scarlet Speedster If James Gunn Asked Him

THE FLASH Star Grant Gustin Would Return As The Scarlet Speedster If James Gunn Asked Him

Ryan Reynolds And Grant Gustin Take Shots At Each Other's DC History In New MNTN Commercial
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DarthOmega - 12/7/2023, 3:50 PM
He always seemed like a good dude. The Flash had many issues in the later seasons. None of those were the fault of Grant. I hope he goes on to do big things.
Apophis71 - 12/7/2023, 4:08 PM
@DarthOmega - Yup the ultimate problem was always how do you do a multi-season series of Flash and the sort of budget they had. Speedsters are so OP makes it is difficult to not fall into a rinse repeat of against other speedster tima and again or temp nerf of powers stuff. Scripts and stories simply ran out of legs fairly fast but the cast in the main felt did the best they could with what they were given.
DarthOmega - 12/7/2023, 4:17 PM
@Apophis71 - Fully agreed.
KennKathleen - 12/7/2023, 4:42 PM
@DarthOmega -


BackwardGalaxy - 12/7/2023, 7:23 PM
@DarthOmega - couldn't agree more. The quality of the show went straight down after the mid-season 2 finale, after Zoom kicks Barry's butt all over the city.

But Grant was never the problem.
dracula - 12/7/2023, 3:52 PM
That made me think of this scene
dracula - 12/7/2023, 3:58 PM
Man Flash was the show that truly went straight down hill

Started great, stil remained good but slowly lowered the quality every season for the first half

then after season 4 is was straight up crap

Arrow started strong, got bad, then got better

superman started bad, got good, then got bad

legends started mediocre then got great, then slowly lost the magic

batwoman was bad from the start to at least when i dropped it

Black lightning had a great first season, mediocre second season, great third season, mediocre 4th season
TheVisionary25 - 12/7/2023, 4:03 PM
@dracula - Season 7-9 had some real Cringe to it and I don’t use that word lightly.
dracula - 12/7/2023, 4:12 PM
@TheVisionary25 - and they seriously butchered every big bad after bloodwork

Mirror master, Godspeed, Despero, cobald blue, red death, the forces

And every season they shoe horn reverse flash into a quick role the keep people interester

Hell Caitlin seriously was wasted ever since season 4. The fact that they replaced her in the final season just to undo it in the final episode was even worst. Was basically the black lightning fake jen all over again but worst
DarthOmega - 12/7/2023, 4:16 PM
@dracula - Season 1 of Flash was legit great television in my opinion. The characters were so likeable and had great chemistry (not so much Iris. Nothing against the actor, but she didn't seem to ever really gel.) The whole Reverse Flash arc was awesome. Tom Cavanagh killed that role. The Zoom stuff was good too. By the time it got to Savitar I was starting to lose interest. I stuck by it for a little while after, and watched the crossover events (Some of which were awesome) The only other show on the list I watched was Legends. I liked the early seasons, but didn't stick around. After a while the CW kinda wore out it's welcome for me.
TheVisionary25 - 12/7/2023, 4:47 PM
@dracula - I enjoyed Despero (the “twist” with him was unnecessary though imo).

I didn’t mind Mirror Mistress too much but Godspeed and Red Death were meh

The Forces were the worst though especially them considering Barry and Iris their mom and dad.
DiegoMD - 12/7/2023, 6:11 PM
@dracula - Superman or Supergirl?
dracula - 12/7/2023, 6:15 PM
@DiegoMD - supergirl.
MotherGooseUPus - 12/7/2023, 6:58 PM
@DarthOmega - thats LEGIT what happened to me. LOVED the early seasons on Flash, stopped watching by the season with the smart brain dude (dont even know his name). Its too bad cuz i really liked the actors/characters they were playing
TheVisionary25 - 12/7/2023, 4:01 PM
Say whatever you want about the show (it certainly waivered in quality imo and never got close to S1 for me though touched S2 a couple of times at the least) but Grant was never the problem…

He always gave it his all and truly helped create some wonderful moments with his performance whether it be making us laugh , cry or something in between.

in Terms of live action as of now , he’s certainly MY Barry Allen/The Flash!!.

MCUKnight11 - 12/7/2023, 4:20 PM
Him and John Wesley Shipp deserve their flowers for being great as Flash. Hopefully the DCU can continue that streak.
Repian - 12/7/2023, 4:46 PM
@MCUKnight11 - Let the character be inactive for 10 years and when Grant Gustin is 43 years old, I want him to return appearing in the DCU in a surprising way with a cinematic suit.
Batmangina - 12/7/2023, 4:53 PM
I really liked early Arrowverse across the board then it just got to feel like no killer, mostly filler content to setup whatever CRISIS gimmick they were going to use - which I still watched but it became more and more of my Universal Theory of Episodic Television based on Smallville.

I had zero interest in Smallville and then it was retarded popular (I had the same experience with Buffy), so I watched S1 and by S2 (unlike Buffy) I STILL DID NOT GAF about Smallville - BUT if you watched the Season Finale followed by the Season Premiere of each BluRay set, you could glean the entire series in 1/10th the time.
AnthonyVonGeek - 12/7/2023, 5:07 PM
That hair and facial hair makes him look like an 80s/90s pornstar.
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 12/7/2023, 5:38 PM
His favourite part was the pay cheque. I can’t believe that was on tv for that many seasons.
JustAWaffle - 12/7/2023, 6:07 PM
I have no idea what he said, cuz I speed scrolled the article and didn’t see any quotes in bold. 🤷
bobevanz - 12/7/2023, 6:30 PM
Meh, [frick] the CW verse. Gimme some articles on Majors' trial, his crummy defense lawyers are now bringing up her ex's suicide from high school to change the subject. MAJORS IS [frick]ED, good riddance. Trash belongs at the landfill
bobevanz - 12/7/2023, 6:31 PM
Don't be scared to make another article lol
NinnesMBC - 12/7/2023, 8:08 PM
@bobevanz - That verse is the one thing that kept live-action DC afloat every time WB fumbled the bag on the big screen countlessly trying to catch up to the MCU and why many obscured/B-C "tier list" characters gained became more mainstream. I always finds these shades so pathetically desperate.

Looks like Majors the one that is [frick]ed here, lmao.
ModHaterSLADE - 12/7/2023, 7:42 PM
Never had a problem with his performance personally, just wish he had more consistent writing.
NinnesMBC - 12/7/2023, 9:05 PM
I like how Grant always keeps himself humble, acknowledging the perks of always being associated with the character even when he won't be around anymore and not trying to escape from this awesome legacy.

I'm aware Gunn did reach to him to chat a bit on Instagram during the strikes but honestly I don't give it much thought. My interest in his DCU which main function is acting as Zaslav's main cashcow to milk is down to zero and Grant belongs to a muchmore fun, cooler and hard-earned universe that pulled audiences weekly and yearly.

Grant doesn't need that, but if Gunn and Safran are smart and savvy then they will realize connecting every litle thing will just burn out audiences quick and what works best is to have a real variety, look no further at the MonsterVerse of the films and the Monarch show as well as Toho's Minus One Godzilla film. No one bats an eye trying to figure out continuities. A good offer for him to return one day as Flash is in a JL ensemble show set in the Arrowverse with the other founding members (Melissa Benoist, Tyler Hoechlin, David Harewood etc) as co-leads all taking place naturally in their Elseworlds corner. Everyone that has grown with these actors and their characters will dutifully tune in when they want something else that isn't the DCU.

BTW two more things and that's 1) Grant is already going places because he's gonna make his Broadway debut in February with the play "Water for Elephants". Not everyone can land a theater role like that (funny thing is most Arrowverse vets have been there from Benoist and her hubby Chris Wood and Jordan Fisher too etc) So that's awesome for him.

And 2) The Flash is again nominated for Best Superhero Television Series (along with other DCTV shows like Stargirl despite being officially a year since it ended)

Doom Patrol (HBO/Max)
The Flash (Warner Bros. Television)
The Sandman (Netflix)
Secret Invasion (Marvel/Disney+)
She-Hulk: Attorney-At-Law (Marvel/Disney+)
Stargirl (Warner Bros. Television)
Superman & Lois (Warner Bros. Television)

Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch are nominated for Best Actor and Actress in a Television Series.

And Brec Bassinger is also nominated for Best Younger Performer in a Television Series for Stargirl obviously.

DCTV remains GOATed as usual. But I really hope Stargirl and Brec take the gold again, need seriously that show to get the revival it damn deserves.

@JonathanDan @RohanPatel @JoshWilding
Waifuslayer - 12/7/2023, 9:29 PM
Wtf is with that thumbnail?
Waifuslayer - 12/7/2023, 9:30 PM
Season 1 was great. Two started off terribly and I dropped it never to return.
MartianManHuntr - 12/7/2023, 11:15 PM
@Waifuslayer - Yeah same with me. Couldn't even finish season 2. It was clear they don't have enough budget to do justice to such op character. Also season 1 had twist with Speedster as villain and season 2 was same again. It was clear from that point on that they don't have anything good from writing perspective.
grif - 12/7/2023, 9:41 PM
getting paid for 9 years and not having to work for it.

save that money buddy. dont be like stephen amell
OriginalGusto1 - 12/7/2023, 10:50 PM
@grif - well, the cards did it for decades...
OriginalGusto1 - 12/7/2023, 10:52 PM
I'm guessing his fave was the downfall of the perv ezra miller.
Nomis929 - 12/7/2023, 11:45 PM
@OriginalGusto1 -

OriginalGusto1 - 12/10/2023, 11:19 PM
@Nomis929 - I assume you're masturbating furiously right now...
Nomis929 - 12/11/2023, 12:03 AM
@OriginalGusto1 -

OriginalGusto1 - 12/11/2023, 7:37 PM
@Nomis929 - LMAO! Twas the first time I've ever rooted for the Cowboys.
DocSpock - 12/7/2023, 11:31 PM

he's probably thinking thank goodness he didn't have to kiss guys all day at work like that sh!tty show he was on before Flash.

Nomis929 - 12/7/2023, 11:41 PM
I liked him as the Flash but i alwyas thought he was closer to Wally West than Barry Allen.

I always thought Rick Cosnett was closer to Barry than Grant.

Archgoat - 12/8/2023, 2:47 AM
Grant was great and the writing of later seasons wasn't his fault. I'd like if Gunn gave him a different role in the new DC universe.
lazlodaytona - 12/8/2023, 4:56 AM
I'd love to see Grant guess-show-up on Superman and Lois. But, keep him away from movie depictions.
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