THE FLASH Star Grant Gustin Recreates an Iconic ARROWVERSE Meme With a Fan

THE FLASH Star Grant Gustin Recreates an Iconic ARROWVERSE Meme With a Fan THE FLASH Star Grant Gustin Recreates an Iconic ARROWVERSE Meme With a Fan

At a recent fan convention, a fan successfully recreated an iconic long-running Arrowverse meme with none other than The Flash star Grant Gustin!

By JonathanDan - Sep 26, 2023 06:09 PM EST
Filed Under: The Flash
Source: DCU Direct

Back in Januray 2020, the Arrowverse bid a heartbreaking farewell to Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen, as his friends and family across from CW's Arrow, had all gathered for his funeral at the Queen Mansion.

This moment - being as somber and saddening as one would expect, was actually the inauguration of a current-running Arrowverse meme created by none other than CW's The Flash star, Grant Gustin. 

Many will remember the behind-the-scenes look whilst filming for that scene that was posted on Instagram, which featured the whole cast huddling around Oliver Queen's tombstone - though Gustin in particular was hilariously striking a peace sign aside Oliver Queen's tombstone, and cracking a cheeky smile.

Recently at FanX Salt Lake Pop Culture & Comic Convention 2023, Gustin appeared to talk, interact, and take pictures with his fans.

However, Instagram user @garylizaso took a different approach to meeting with the Scarlet Speedster, as he had hoped to recreate the viral meme the actor had unintentionally created 3-years ago!

What a photo! This fan certainly received exactly what he wanted aside from meeting with The Flash himself - bringing back the iconic Arrowverse meme!

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At 11, Barry Allen's life changed completely when his mother died in a freak accident and his innocent father was convicted of her murder. Orphaned Barry later becomes Detective Joe West. Now a crime-scene investigator, his dedication to learn the truth about his mother's death drives him to follow up on every new scientific advancement and urban legend.

When his latest obsession - a particle accelerator heralded as a world-changing invention - causes an explosion, it creates a freak storm and Barry is struck by lightning. He awakes from a coma nine months later with the power of superspeed. When he learns that others who have gained powers use them for evil, he dedicates himself to protecting the innocent, while still trying to solve the older mystery.

The Arrowverse is an American superhero media franchise and shared universe that is centered on various interconnected television series based on DC Comics superhero characters, primarily airing on The CW as well as web series on CW Seed. The series were developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns, Ali Adler, Phil Klemmer, Salim Akil, and Caroline Dries. Set in a shared fictional multiverse much like the DC Universe and DC Multiverse in comic books, it was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast and characters that span six live-action television series and two animated series.

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BrotherQStark - 9/26/2023, 6:07 PM
I can only see Grant as Barry live action. Ezra Miller can go suck a dick which he’d probably enjoy
whynot - 9/26/2023, 6:08 PM
@BrotherQStark - homophobic much?
dagenspear - 9/26/2023, 6:28 PM
@whynot - I don't know about that.
whynot - 9/26/2023, 6:08 PM
Wrong hand but hilarious
DrReedRichards - 9/26/2023, 6:19 PM
That photo just oozes with giddiness. Good for everyone involved!
Origame - 9/26/2023, 6:22 PM
I was half expecting him doing it as part of a fan's twisted last wish.
DarthOmega - 9/26/2023, 6:27 PM
That's so dope.
DocSpock - 9/26/2023, 6:42 PM
@DarthOmega -

You are right. It's pretty dopey.

DocSpock - 9/26/2023, 6:41 PM

So gay.

QuietStorm - 9/26/2023, 6:42 PM
Well f'n played
dracula - 9/26/2023, 7:01 PM
Flash season 1: great
Flash season 2: does some things better than season 1, does some things not as well, but still strong
Flash season 3: a noticeable step down but pretty good
Flash season 4 : an improvement bur has some major tonal problems
Flash season 5 : terrible
Flash season 6: good start, bad end
Flash season 7 :terrible

Did not bother with the rest
MCUKnight11 - 9/26/2023, 7:01 PM
I'm going to say something controversial. Despite it's many flaws, the CW's incarnations of Superman and Barry Allen played by Hoechlin and Gustin were far better representations of those characters than Cavill and Miller ever were.
DrReedRichards - 9/26/2023, 7:08 PM
@MCUKnight11 -

I don't see how that's any kind of controversial, mate.

Pretty undeniable actually, I think.
MCUKnight11 - 9/26/2023, 7:26 PM
@DrReedRichards - I've seen some people say the opposite. Not many but still factually wrong. Off-topic but I hope as soon as fair deals are made to SAG, the first big thing the trades will say is that John krasinski returns in Fantastic four reboot. Come on, Feige stop wasting time with the likes of Driver or Smith and bring our boy home.
DrReedRichards - 9/26/2023, 7:29 PM
@MCUKnight11 -

Driver is a killer choice, just not for Reed in my book. I see him more as Victor, if I'm honest. And yeah, I do love Krasinski as a choice. The dude nailed what little time he had in Multiverse, and he clearly had a blast too, alogn with respect for the character.
asherman93 - 9/26/2023, 8:18 PM
@MCUKnight11 - Agreed about Miller at least.
MaxPaint - 9/26/2023, 9:28 PM
Really scrapping the bottom of the barrel with this news.
bkmeijer1 - 9/27/2023, 3:08 AM
@MaxPaint - I disagree. I think it's pretty funny, and far better than yet another rumour or list
MrDandy - 9/26/2023, 9:31 PM
The hero we needed but not the one we deserved. Great in the role and seems like a good dude. Wish the show retained quality longer but he left his mark.
EarlChai - 9/26/2023, 9:40 PM
I work for a shop that prints custom photo Christmas cards and the like. One time a woman got her husband an ornament of his comic-con photo op with the cast of Legends of Tomorrow--he was in a trench coat, back to the camera, holding the coat wide open while the cast looked at him: Routh shrugging, Ryan slack-jawed, Macallan and Ashe horrified, and Lotz impressed. The caption was perfect: 2022--gone in a flash.
ModHaterSLADE - 9/26/2023, 9:47 PM
RIP to Amell's latest show as well I guess.
NinnesMBC - 9/27/2023, 1:59 AM
Was surprised to find out about this picture today, but also pleased.

This is the meme that keeps on giving. XD

Grant already cemented his Flash in pop culture but he did as well in this hilarious way that still has to be topped. Awesome.
SpiderBloke2099 - 9/27/2023, 2:28 AM
That's not the peace sign. That's what we do in the UK instead of giving the finger. Peace sign is palm out.
Fogs - 9/27/2023, 2:43 AM
@SpiderBloke2099 - he's american, so...
ObserverIO - 9/27/2023, 4:53 AM
@SpiderBloke2099 - I heard that was for bowmen to show they still had their shooting fingers as a '[frick] you' to the enemy.
SpiderBloke2099 - 10/17/2023, 2:33 AM
@ObserverIO - that's one allegation, dating back to the Battle of Agincourt against the French. But I think it's an urban myth.
dragon316 - 9/27/2023, 5:29 AM
Matter of time someone cosplay as that
BritishMonkey - 9/27/2023, 6:13 AM
Don't let Amell see this or he'll start wĥining like a baby again.

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