90′s FLASH John Wesley Shipp Voices His Support For New Series


Screen-shot-2011-11-03-at-1.23.24-AM-518x450For Flash fans young and old, actor John Wesley Shipp holds a special place in our hearts. The reason being is that Shipp is the face of the the only live action media that we have ever gotten solely dedicated to The Scarlet Speedster. While that was well over 20 years ago, fans still respect and value his opinion, and was wondering his thoughts on the new Flash TV series that is coming to the CW.

Well wonder no more fans. Shipp has taken to Facebook to voice his support for not only the TV show, but for Grant Gustin taking the reigns as Barry Allen. The statement reads as follows:

FLASH fans are getting what we’ve wanted for years, and been teased with: a new live-action incarnation to keep the legend alive. How long have we gotten our hopes up, only to face another delay? And now we’ve got it: the backstory begins on the way to a new series! I can’t express how much I appreciate all of the mail and sentiments I am receiving in admiration for our achievement, FLASH 1990-91, of which I am very proud. (It’s not “either or,” it’s “both and!”) Now, join me in enthusiastically rooting for the creative team orbiting ARROW, and for Grant in particular, as they take us on this new adventure into comic lore, at last.”


While not everyone cares about a former actor who played a character voicing his support for the new actor, it is always a sweet sentiment to see it happen. As of right now Barry Allen (not The Flash) will appear on Arrow in the untitled episode eight. Rumors are he will become The Flash in the back door pilot for his series in Episode 22 of Arrow. For the latest on all things Flash, make sure to check back here at Comic Book Therapy.


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