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

The CW's The Flash TV series is no more, but star Grant Gustin has now admitted that he would consider suiting-up as the Scarlet Speedster again if James Gunn asked him to...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 25, 2024 11:02 PM EST
Filed Under: The Flash

Grant Gustin hung up his superhero suit last year when the final episode of The Flash aired on The CW, and the actor has now revealed that he would consider returning as the Fastest Man Alive... on one condition.

In a brief video that's been shared on social media, a fan asks Gustin if he'd play The Flash again if James Gunn asked him to.

"Yes," replied the actor. "I Trust James Gunn."

Though we never really bought into this one, a rumor that Gustin was set to appear in The Flash movie did the rounds a while back. The report claimed that the Barry Allen actor was actually being lined up to replace troubled star Ezra Miller as the new big-screen take on the Scarlet Speedster, but if that is the plan, nobody told Gustin.

"No. (Laughs) No, there’s been a lot of rumors out there for a long time. And no one’s come out directly and asked me ever, you know, on the record," he said during an interview with TV Line early last year. "And the entire time, people ask me on the street all the time, and yeah, I’m not keeping some big elaborate secret, no."

Of course, Gustin didn't show up in the movie, but with Miller unlikely to return as the character in the new DCU after the recent movie flopped (not that he'd be back even it didn't), could the door be open for Gustin to make the jump to the big screen?

As popular as Gustin's take on the DC Comics hero was, we'd say the chances of Gunn reaching out are very slim. It'll probably be a while before a new incarnation of The Flash is introduced in the new DCU, but when he is, a new actor will almost certainly be cast.

Would you be interested in seeing Gustin suit-up as The Flash on the big screen? Drop us a comment down below.

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RealTurner - 2/25/2024, 11:37 PM
You just need a perminant notice on the front page. "Actor would will willing to work!"
NinnesMBC - 2/26/2024, 1:21 AM
@RealTurner - He's leading a Broadway play right now that just had it's first preview Saturday night. Gustin is booked and busy, he also happens to love the character and is not ashamed of continuing to be associated with it. Not the first time he's said before that he'll pick up the phone to hear an idea, he said the same thing last year as the show wrapped up.
JobinJ - 2/25/2024, 11:41 PM
Yeah no shit.
lazlodaytona - 2/26/2024, 4:53 AM
@JobinJ - no worries. it will never happen. If the DCU wanted Superman & Lois cancelled because they didn't want 2 Supermans competing and compared at the same time, ain't no way they'd bring in any other actor from that tv universe; at least not as one of the major players.
knomad - 2/25/2024, 11:47 PM
Gustin will always be the Flash to me.
lazlodaytona - 2/26/2024, 4:58 AM
@knomad - they can do better by finding an experienced movie actor. Gustin, like Welling, Benoist, Amell, and so on are CW actors at best...full of the teeny-bopper drama and very little action an episode.
NinnesMBC - 2/26/2024, 8:54 AM
@lazlodaytona - Gustin is now leading a Broadway play himself, just like how Melissa did it in 2018 before coming back to shoot Season 4 of Supergirl. How about that with these "CW actors"? Such ignorance honestly, come and tell me the last actor you remember from the MCU or even the former DCEU that has made it there to begin with.

Here, I'll help you out BTW: Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Holt and Chris Evans (and in his case he's just remembered by wearing a stupid-looking Boston mustache)

"CW actors" lmao they're actors and with enough experience like the rest.
lazlodaytona - 2/26/2024, 9:07 AM
@NinnesMBC - Sorry for my 'ignorance.'
I get your take, but did Scarlett, Olivia, and Chris start out on the WB/CW? I actually don't know the answer.
lazlodaytona - 2/26/2024, 9:10 AM
@NinnesMBC -
Maybe I should have said the CW has a certain way of framing their actors to come across a similar way that it makes it seem they wouldn't be able to do much else.
Can you name me an actor (besides Joe on the Flash and Mark Hamill) that was a CW headliner that has gone on to do any better parts in movies and/or tv... I've seen a few on direct to video or really cheap B-movies on like Netflix, but can't think of any off the top of my head..

lazlodaytona - 2/26/2024, 9:11 AM
@NinnesMBC -

*oh, and the actors you named? They're big-time players who could act circles around any actor from the CW network.
NinnesMBC - 2/26/2024, 6:42 PM
@lazlodaytona - Does it matter where they even started? The whole point is that labeling and ruling out actors because they used to work here and elsewhere is dumb.
MisterRiviera - 2/26/2024, 6:49 PM
@lazlodaytona - A lot of these actors not moving on to ''better'' parts has very little to do with their acting capabilities. A lot of them tend to take it slow after many years in the same role. They are often financially secure enough to do whatever they want. An actor like Grant Gustin wouldn't be paid millions for his final season of The Flash if he was a bad actor. The man made more money on a CW show then most A-list actors make doing big-budget films.

Another issue is being typecast. Often these actors aren't being offered major parts in big movies because the people responsible for casting don't think they've got it in them to play other roles after doing a specific role for so long. Another factor is that some of these actors get a taste for directing during their tenure on the show and consider persuing a career change.

But the biggest factor of them all is that acting is doing what you love. People don't go into acting with the goal of being known as one of the highest-paid or most awarded actors of all time. They act because they love it. They get paid A LOT because they are good at it and the reason you don't see them often in big productions doesn't revolve around them being CW actors.
NinnesMBC - 2/26/2024, 6:52 PM
@lazlodaytona - Sounds like this whole "the CW frames their actors in a X way" is just a vague and baseless statement not even you can properly describe to sustain your argument.

Actors that were CW headliners and have gone to do better things? Sure:

Austin Butler starred in a show called The Carrie Diaries back in the early 2010s, even had a small stint on Arrow and then he went to do Elvis in 2022 and now he's Feyd-Rautha in Dune.

Chris Pratt and Emily VanCamp worked together for years on a show called Everwood there and now they're in the MCU.

Before Jenna Ortega had her breakout for Wednesday she recurred a lot in Jane the Virgin as the eponymous' character yourself self.

Wilson Bethel, everyone's fave psychopath on Daredevil for playing Bullseye, also was a series regular on a show called Hart of Dixie. (With Cress Williams aka Black Lightning)

What about Jensen Ackles? The original old-school Homelander aka Soldier Boy from The Boys. Everyone loves him in the role and he is not dissed because he played Dean Winchester for 15 years.

And Charles Melton, who played Reggie on Riverdale aka the show most poked fun at, is now going through an awards buzz season after his work on May December with Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore. He's booked now a movie with Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) and will appear in Netflix's Beef Season 2 with Jake Gyllenhall and Anne Hathaway.

There, named you several.
NinnesMBC - 2/26/2024, 6:55 PM
@lazlodaytona - Only Scarlett could count because she's been doing more different things after Endgame but she's also done her own share of duds. Ghost in the Shell rings any bells to you? Lucy? I doubt you consider that "acting circles around". And Evans's just done a romcom with Ana de Armas that for the critics hated (not me though but w/e) as well as appearing in a cameo in Ryan Reynolds' Free Guy. Only the 1st Knives Out counts.
Biggums - 2/27/2024, 12:25 AM
@NinnesMBC - and where's Melissa? Lemme guess; she belongs to the Broadway.
lazlodaytona - 2/27/2024, 2:43 PM
@NinnesMBC - I apologizing that I am being dumb in your opinion. But I appreciate the conversation for sure and thanks for not getting hateful.
You're good people sir.
lazlodaytona - 2/27/2024, 2:50 PM
@MisterRiviera - Sounds like solid points. You've got me at 50% my way and 50% yours agreeing with both. Thank you for taking the time with a good response.
lazlodaytona - 2/27/2024, 2:55 PM
@NinnesMBC - ok. I complimented you on my last response and it was genuine. This one, though I mostly agree, but comes across kinda snide. You've made your point.
EPIC FAIL for not mentioning the best CW show ever: ANGEL.
David Boreanez has been killing it since the end of that show.
lazlodaytona - 2/27/2024, 2:56 PM
@NinnesMBC - I like Lucy :)
NinnesMBC - 2/28/2024, 12:07 AM
@Biggums - On HBO Max actually. :) Oh and also in the 2nd Season of Masters of the Universe on Netflix, an improvement from the 1st one. ;)
harryba11zack - 2/25/2024, 11:57 PM
nah, pass.
bobevanz - 2/26/2024, 12:22 AM
He is not the Lisan Al Gaib, nor the Mahdi. He will never rule the Empire
DocSpock - 2/26/2024, 12:33 AM

This TV actor from the squirrel network for major motion pictures?


lazlodaytona - 2/26/2024, 5:02 AM
@DocSpock - yeah, it'll never happen. The young Wesley Shipp probably would have worked, but The Flash is one of the major players and they'll wat, at the very least, an experienced film actor.
dracula - 2/26/2024, 12:43 AM
Eh for a long time people wanted him as the movie flash but at this point after 10 years of him and the last 5 being terrible it's time for a new flash
valmic - 2/26/2024, 12:56 AM
He needs to move on
lazlodaytona - 2/26/2024, 5:05 AM
@valmic - move on ... in a flash!

valmic - 2/26/2024, 5:22 AM
@lazlodaytona - lol
TheLobster - 2/26/2024, 1:21 AM
He won’t lol
NinnesMBC - 2/26/2024, 1:49 AM
"I trust James Gunn", I wish I could say the same thing, buddy.

It won't happen due to the simple fact that the DC films division has never been interested nor cared about being team players with the actors that brought to life these characters through the years and most of the time way better than they ever could. They'd be less in doing legacy type of casting, which is what made the TV format more exciting. Not even with James Gunn now steering the wheel will that change, it is the sucky part of DC belonging to this subpar company of WBD, especially in a loser's hands like Zaslav.

I say this as a big fan of Grant, Barry, the show and it's ok because he along with everyone else left behind a great legacy that now is up to Gunn to surpass. (Or try) If Gunn wants him he would just have to message him through Instagram since they follow each other.

Grant saying yes to the chance of suiting up again is not news, he already said he'll pick up the phone call for a Flash idea if he's sought out and hear what they have because he really loves the character and is not trying to distance himself from it nor the fandom just because it ended, he loves the Flash through and through like everyone else.

And personally my expectations for this cash grab attempt at a cinematic universe are still below sub-zero temperatures after all the shit that has been happening since 2022. I'd rather see Grant comeback with the whole Arrowverse JL ensemble gang and do something that honors the JL animated series that lasts around 5 or 6 Seasons, give or take. Obviously Elseworlds, duh, how else has live-action DC even survived at all these years and stayed relevant?

First thing's first: get a decent costume that includes the Hermes-esque winged-earpiece. The show's running laps around the movie's version without even breaking a sweat.

UniqNo - 2/26/2024, 2:03 AM
I mean he had 9/10 years in the role. Give it to someone else who deserves a shot.

Plus Gunn said 'Miller still has it if he chose to come back' lol! Yeah right.
bkmeijer1 - 2/26/2024, 2:37 AM
"Though we never really bought into this one, a rumor that Gustin was set to appear in The Flash movie"

That's like the one rumour I did believe. Just made sense, especially if they wanted two Barrys. If they brought back a Batman from the multiverse, why not a Flash?

Anyway, ofcourse he would. I wouldn't mind him returning one day either. Goes for all of the Arrrowverse Justice Leaguers to be honest. Although I guess that could still happen in S&L as well.
PartyKiller - 2/26/2024, 3:36 AM
He'll be available to return as The Flash until he is no longer living. Then his CG-image will be available to make money for his heirs.
DocSpock - 2/26/2024, 6:16 AM
@lazlodaytona -

After the horrible WW 1984 & The Flash, those characters will probably be left on the shelf for a while which is so sad.

Superman, Batman, The Flash, Hal Jordan GL, & Wonder Woman are and should always be the core of the DC universe.

The DCFU SnyderVerse sh!t the bed on all of them so badly, it's hard to believe. The last appearance of all 5 of them was a disaster. And just to make it worse, their renditions of DCs top villains were just awful. Luthor and Joker were ridiculously bad.

Fingers crossed for Mr. Gunn and Superman Legacy.
lazlodaytona - 2/26/2024, 6:30 AM
@DocSpock - Yeah, I hope they don't go and hide for 13 years like they did after Reynold's Green Lantern, and just make each film/show as highest quality as possible. That's what gets butts in the seats! And I want Martain Manhunter as that core as well. Cyborg and Aquaman can be dealt with later.
DocSpock - 2/26/2024, 7:53 AM
@lazlodaytona -

Yup. Teen Titans Cyborg didn't belong. They just needed to shove in someone black.
LSHF - 2/26/2024, 7:03 AM
Why doesn't he ask James? You know, show more interest, like a person who wants the job.
TheBlueMorpho - 2/26/2024, 7:23 AM
At this point give it a shot
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