Grant Gustin is The Flash, the fastest man alive.
Time Warner’s (TWX) DC Comics revealed Grant Gustin in the full Flash costume for the first time on Tuesday in a blog post. Gustin will play the role of Barry Allen in the CW’s upcoming Flash pilot. The new series will take place in the same universe as Arrow, which Gustin has already made a small appearance in as Allen.
In the comics, Barry Allen is a forensic scientist that works for the police in Central City. While Allen is working late one night a lightning bolt strikes him and he is covered by several chemicals that were in the police lab. He realizes the accident gave him super speed and becomes the super hero known as The Flash.
According to DC’s blog, Grant Gustin’s Flash costume was designed by Colleen Atwood. Artwood has previously worked on costumes for Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha and Chicago. She also desinged the costumes for Arrow.