THE FLASH Roundup: Costume Shopping, New Logo Design, Production Teases & More!
Just yesterday, we got our first glimpse at Grant Gustin all gussied up in his new costume for the upcoming Arrow spin-off The Flash. While it was just a profile shot of his head, it gave us a really good idea of the direction they are headed in regards to the iconic red and yellow get up. For the most part, fans were quite pleased with what they saw. I was just happy that it didn’t consist of a red leather jacket. It’s quite likely that we’ll be getting a better look at the full costume soon, as production is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks. The design comes from Colleen Atwood,who just so happened to design the get up that Stephan Amell wears in Arrow. The co-stars shared their costume secrets on Twitter yesterday, complimenting each other on those costumes. Amell dropped a nice compliment, tweeting “Hey @grantgust…? Nice suit!!” Gustin quickly replied with “@amellywood oh thanks. I shop where you shop.” Not anything to scream about, but at least we know the pair get along.
Speaking of costumes, one of the most recognizable things about Flash’s hyper-speed get up is the lightening bolt on his chest and on the side of his head. The folks over at Bleeding Cool have gotten their hands on an image of what the character’s logo will likely look like. It’s not anything special, as you can see, as it’s pretty much a lightening bolt. AJ Cantalano is being credited for the design you see below (click for a larger version), the same designer of Captain America’s star for the new Winter Soldier film, as well as all of the Bolivar Trask things for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Not much more information is given beyond that.
Next up in the gallery is a picture of Rick Cosnett posing for a selfie in front of a city skyline. The image, which you can see below, is captioned with “#KeystoneCity #morningrun”. As we know, Cosnett will be playing the role of Eddie Thawne in The Flash, which is a twist on the name Eobard Thawne, better known as Professor Zoom in the DC Comics universe. Will this city serve as Keystone in the upcoming series? Will Zoom make an appearance right off the bat, or will we see some character development and back ground first? Only time will tell on that one. What we do know is that Keystone City is the home to the original Flash, Jay Garrick and the third flash, Wally West. Something to dwell on there.
Finally, a picture was posted on Twitter this morning by Geoff Johns, who is tackling some of the writing for the spin-off, as well as serving as a producer. The image below features a “Confidential” folder from the Central City Police Department. With the image comes the tag “It begins…”. Rather straightforward I think. As I mentioned earlier, production on the series is slated to begin in the coming weeks. We can expect to see Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen in a few more episodes of Arrow before we see him take off on his own series.
Joining Gustin and Cosnett in the series are Tom Cavanagh, Michelle Harrison, Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker. The Flash is expected to premier later this year, with a pilot directed by David Nutter, who also helmed the pilot for Arrow, in addition to several episodes of Game of Thrones, Entourage and numerous other hit television series.
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