Now that we’re only hours away from the Season 2 premiere of The Flash, let’s check out what star Grant Gustin had to tell us about what’s coming up.
- With Harrison Wells gone, Gustin said that a new mentor will show Barry new ways to use his powers.
- At the beginning of the season, the city is treating The Flash like a hero, but Barry doesn’t feel like a hero. He starts off in a dark place, and as a bit of a lone wolf.
- It’s going to take some work to get him out of that funk, but Barry does have to deal with the weight of what happened in the Season 1 finale. Joe and Iris are a big part of trying to get the fun loving Barry back, but his faith has been rocked — both in himself and in being able to take care of the city.
- Once the dark part is over, Gustin said he hoped there would be more fun in Season 2, and more karaoke!
- He teased new metahumans that are being introduced … ones that are metahumans for another reason than the ones we’ve met so far.
- Working with John Wesley Shipp is one of his favorite parts of the job. The family-driven and friendship-driven scenes are what he enjoys most on the show. Gustin says that Shipp has given him the most advice, especially in trusting himself with the character of The Flash.
- Being from musical theater, Gustin’s other “dad,” Jesse L. Martin, is someone that he’s looked up to since he was 10, and working with him is exciting.
- Comic-Con has changed for Gustin in his second year in that more people recognize him. He confided that he was hoping to see the Batman and Superman costumes on display. Hopefully he got to see them, especially since his Flash costume was right there alongside them!
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