The Flash star Grant Gustin is game to play another superhero after the CW series ends.
The Flash has been through many highs and lows over the last few years. However, since Oliver Queen‘s quest as the Green Arrow is nearing its end the CW, Grant Gustin‘s Barry Allen finds himself in the cumbersome place of trying to bear the Arrowverse on his back.
To be quite honest, though, such changes are not ever seamless for the parties concerned. “Crisis on Infinite Earths” may have succeeded on all levels in terms of quality and sheer awesomeness, but the endeavor itself was a bold decision by The CW.
Grant Gustin plays The Flash on the CW show.
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After all, Arrow was the show that began it all, and now the remainder of the multiverse would have to go on without such traction that Stephen Amell’s garbed superhero took to the forefront.
Moreover, it would appear that other Arrowverse series are still having a tough time keeping up with the demands of the fans. A few weeks earlier, the TV network revealed Supergirl will fall into line, and Kara‘s sixth appearance as the Steel Girl next season would be her last outing.
Since most of the iconic CW shows are drawing to a close, viewers are curious whether the lead stars would play superhero characters again. Well, Grant Gustin recently admitted in an interview he’d be keen if an opportunity presented:
People assume I would never want to do something like [The Flash] again, but, I’m open to that. I would play another superhero. If I was lucky enough to get to do that, or another genre-specific thing. I’ve always been attracted to sci-fi and the genre world.
Judging by what the actor tells us, he hopes to secure more roles in the superhero genre, but he still wants to find his way into the realm of Broadway. Gustin continued:
Maybe this role will help open those types of doors for me, and I’m definitely down for that. I still haven’t made my Broadway debut, and that’s something that’s really important to me, that I would love to do. I just want to be onstage again. There’s nothing like that instant gratification of being onstage and that high that you feel performing in front of a live audience.
Gustin had earlier shared concerns as to whether the forthcoming season 7 of The Flash would be the last hurrah of the show since none of the stars had contracts spanning past the next outing.
If viewership numbers and audience engagement stay high, however, there’s no question the network would want to carry on the show until another major crossover.