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John Wesley Shipp to play Jay Garrick’s Golden Age Flash in Stargirl series

February 19th, 2021 by Marc Comments

While we just heard that The Flash movie has just tonight found its Supergirl (here), we have some other exciting Flash news, this time from TV’s Arrowverse.

While it was established by last year’s crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths on The CW that the Arrowverse was the Prime Universe while DC Universe/The CW’s Stargirl series is Earth 2 (here), it seems that there are ways still to breach those multidimensional walls.

This time, as we have seen many times in the Arrowverse, it’s John Wesley Shipp’s Barry Allen/The Flash from the 90s Flash series and then more recently Jay Garrick in The CW’s Flash show who will cross realities to play Golden Age Flash in Stargirl.

He will once again play Jay Garrick in the series in “a pivotal flashback episode [which will establish] the Golden Age Flash as a member of Earth-2’s Justice Society of America”.

While this is being touted as an official introduction of Stargirl into The Arrowverse – even though she briefly had a cameo in the Crisis event – it’s not clear at this point if this is the same Jay Garrick we know from The Flash or if this is a different Garrick who just looks the same.

In the Arrowverse’s official story it was established that the Garrick we know was originally from Earth 3 and not Earth 2 so it’s unlikely that he’s the same one. Multiverses, baby.

But, whatever happens, it’s still amazing to me how much of a universe the Arrowverse has delved into the DC Multiverse and, honestly, nothing would surprise me anymore.

That said, fair play to Shipp for having played potentially three versions of the same hero over 30 years – that’s an impressive feat.

Let me hear your thoughts, gang…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….