Comic book fans around the world rejoice at the release.
After teasing fans with a preview The Flash in the Arrow season finale, CW has released a full promotional trailer to promote the latest comic book-based television show,
In the trailer, Flash displays his super speed by grabbing an arrow, shot by the Green Arrow, prior to hitting it’s mark. It’s a bit cliche, but there’s no better way to show off the fastest man in the world.
An area that had fans on edge was how Flash’s super speed would translate to the screen. Thanks to improved CGI, Flash’s super speed looks amazing which isn’t a surprise as, in the last few years, Superman’s flying ability and Spider-Man’s web-slinging has taken a huge upgrade on film.
Flash, known as Barry Allen in the comics, will be played by Grant Gustin who has appeared in several episodes of Arrow. For those unfamiliar with Gustin, the 23-year-old actor has appeared in the hit television series Glee as well as 90210 and CSI:Miami.
Here is a synopsis of the television series from Twitter account @SuperHeroReport:
“After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightening and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only ‘meta-human’ who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns that Barry Allen has become… The Flash”.
There is no release date for The Flash, but CW releasing this trailer must mean they’re close to that point. With the Justice League forming up in a few years, it’s no surprise to see all of DC’s top characters get key placements as they connect the story lines in time for the big release. It seems as there was no room for Flash on the big screen, so he’ll get his just due in the series.