THE FLASH To Be More Scifi Than ARROW Says Greg Berlanti
With The Flash getting a pilot order, and the majority of the principle cast filled, speculation can begin on what will happen with the show. Numerous things have been said about where they might take Barry Allen, who was first featured in Arrow, but as of right now it’s all just been rumors.
Executive Producer Greg Berlanti talked to Digital Spy a little bit about the show, where he said expect a different show from Arrow. “Barry is different from Oliver,” he said. “He’s a man of science and has more of a sci-fi bent, whereas Arrow has a bit more of a crime bent.” He went on to say talk about the differences in the characters by saying, “We often talk about how Oliver comes off like a pessimist, but deep down he’s an optimist and has hope. Barry lost his mother at a very young age, his father was sent to prison for murdering his mom, he went through a lot of stuff – on the surface he’s bubbly and upbeat and seems like an optimist, but deep down maybe there’s no hope left.” He also said that in the pilot for The Flash, Barry has effervescence and a lightness that is hiding a more dark side beneath it.
It’s known by most that Arrow tries to steer away from keeping super-powered oriented characters away from their universe. That’s not going to be the same with The Flash. The Particle Collider, which we first heard about in Arrow, will play a role in the show, with Berlanti saying, “We’ve talked a lot on Arrow about the particle collider and Harrison Wells and S.T.A.R. Labs and so you’ll see S.T.A.R. Labs as an active part of the show.”
The next little bit come from Grant Gustin himself. On his instagram account he posted a photo, pictured to the right. What’s so amazing about that? People post photos on instagram all the time. Well what was special about this was the caption, “Here’s an actual picture of me while wearing the suit this morning. Seriously. #Flash.” While it doesn’t show it off we figured it was worth showing off. Hopefully that means we will get our first look at the suit in the coming weeks. However, Gustin’s little teaser will have to tide us over for now.
While it’s a pretty high likelihood that the show will get picked up, nothing in Hollywood is guaranteed. Berlanti understands how it works. “Fingers crossed we don’t screw it up and he gets his own show!” he joked. Even if The Flash didn’t get picked up, he expressed his interest in keeping Grant Gustin as Barry Allen in the Arrow universe. While we wont know what will happen with the show for sometime, you can keep up on the latest, right here at Comic Book Therapy.
Source : Digital Spy