Well, we’ve been waiting a while for this and it’s finally here… Barry Allen, AKA The Flash, appears in Arrow tonight in the US and on Monday in the UK.
Grant Gustin, previously seen in Glee, plays the role of Allen and will also play him and The Flash in the proposed spin-off TV show next year.
Meanwhile, the CW have released the clip below called The Scientist, which has Allen appear for the first time. This is from the two-part mid season finale.
According to DarkHorizons, executive producer Greg Berlanti says: “The thing that was important to us was that he really should be a contrast to Oliver and to Stephen (Amell who plays Oliver/Green Arrow). Stephen is the traditional square-jawed, muscle-bound hero. That works really well, because he needs all that. One of the things about Flash is he’s a random guy who gets struck by lightning. He needs the bolt of lightning to be a hero in a way Stephen doesn’t.”
While Allen will only be in these two episodes, Berlanti says you’ll still hear about the character and “about what happened to him in the way that you’re hearing now about Star Labs on the periphery.”