"I'm kind of running around a little bit, but mostly just for fun at this point," the actor laughed when E! Online caught up with him recently to ask how he's preparing for the role of Barry Allen in the upcoming second season of Arrow. "Just because I'm really excited...I'm a little fanboy. I'm so excited to be a part of the show." Looking back on how he won the role and whether he was surprised that the CW are going for a younger version of the character in their upcoming small screen adaptation, he added: "I got an audition and I was really excited and a little skeptical at first, because I'm a comic book fan. I know the character and know I'm a little young."
As for what we should expect from his Arrow debut, Gustin had this to say of Barry Allen, the assistant forensic scientist. "I know I'm coming on as up-and-coming in my field.He's not going to be The Flash immediately, obviously. We're going to be Barry Allen first in two episodes and then he'll come back later as The Flash. I haven't actually had a chance to read any scripts yet, so we'll see." However, just because he hasn't read any of the scripts doesn't mean that he doesn't have some ideas about what sort of powers he would like to see The Flash utilise in his own spin-off series. "I didn't realize before I started doing all my research that he can actually time travel, he can run so fast,. I think that'd be a really fun thing to play with on the show is him kind of going to different times and experimenting with that. That'd be fun."
Many fans have understandably been fretting about whether the series wil feature both the iconic costume and the use of "The Flash" codename. Well, while those involved behind the scenes have previously confirmed the inclusion of both of these elements of The Flash's mythos, Gustin has also heard that he'll be suiting up in the signature red spandex too. "I would imagine, when The Flash comes he'll be in a pretty traditional Flash costume. That's kind of what I've caught wind of."
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