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Barry Allen speeds through spoiler-filled 'Flash' poster

The Flash is about to make his mark.

The CW debuted a new poster for the debut of The Flash, which stars Grant Gustin as scientist-turned-superhero Barry Allen, who is granted the power of super-speed after a freak accident. However, the Central City resident appears to be zipping through Arrow‘s Starling City in the poster, as evidenced by the Queen Consolidated building in the background and Big Belly Burger on the right—which are just a few of the Easter eggs. Can you spot them all?

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Greg Finley joins 'The Flash' as Girder

Based on the number of villains coming to the show, it’s looking like Barry Allen is going to be very busy during the first season of The Flash.

In the series’ latest casting news, EW has confirmed that Greg Finley—whom CW viewers might recognize from Star-Crossed—has joined the show as Tony Woodward, a.k.a. Girder. Finley is set to appear in episodes 6 and 7 as Woodward, whose character description explains that, thanks to the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion, he can now “transform his skin into living metal.”

As for what he’ll be doing in Central City? “The Flash tries to stop Tony when he goes on a crime spree, but this is not the first time Barry Allen has faced Tony—Tony was the bully who used to torment him as a child.”

The Flash premieres Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Robert Knepper's Clock King headed to 'The Flash'

Fans of Arrow and The Flash know all about the upcoming crossover event that will happen in the eighth episode of both shows. But before we get that far, there’s another crossover of sorts happening just one episode earlier on The Flash—perhaps it sets the entire dual-show plot in motion?

EW has confirmed that Robert Knepper’s Clock King, first seen on Arrow, is heading to Central City in episode 7 of The Flash. And according to TVLine, who first reported the news, the Clock King won’t be working alone. Yeah, it definitely sounds like Barry might need to call on his superhero buddies for a little help.

The Flash premieres Tuesday, October 7 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Comic-Con fans review 'The Flash': 'I'm gonna start crying!'

The CW may have another fan-pleasing DC Comics adaptation on its hands with The Flash. Reactions were largely positive at a screening of the show’s pilot at Comic-Con on Wednesday, especially from fans who have already been introduced to the new character on The CW’s Arrow.

Kat, 22, of Long Beach, Calif., told EW, “I thought, ‘I’m gonna start crying!’ Just from how awesome it was. It had a really good origin story, so I’m excited to see what happens next.”

She noted, however, that “it was a little bit more campy and corny than The Arrow.” Others in the Comic-Con crowd also observed that the The Flash didn’t have the same dark, gritty feel of its sister show. READ FULL STORY

'Arrow' producer reveals details of season 3's Big Bad and 'Flash' crossover episode

What’s that? You say you need to know what’s going to happen on this season of Arrow after last season’s absolutely bonkers finale that saw the greatest freighter-based showdown this side of Lost?

EW caught up with Arrow executive producer Andrew Kreisberg—who now has his hands full with The CW’s other new flashy (get it?) superhero show The Flash (now you get it). But since Kreisberg is pulling double duty with the DC Comics heroes, that means he’s got double the scoop to offer.

Perhaps most pressing is the question of which villainous threat Oliver Queen will face this coming season, which picks up six or seven months after the season-two finale. Crime is down and the police aren’t hunting Ollie—but peace never lasts that long in Starling City. Despite last season’s startlingly sinister Slade, this year’s villain will have to up the ante even more. READ FULL STORY

'The Flash' casts Robbie Amell as fiery superhero

The Amell cousins are joining forces in the DC Comics universe. Robbie Amell has been cast in The CW’s The Flash in a recurring role playing Ronnie Raymond — better known to DC fans as half of the Firestorm team.

The casting marks Amell’s return to the network following the axing of his short-lived super-hero show The Tomorrow People, and puts the actor in the same creative TV universe as cousin Stephen Amell, the star of The Flash companion series Arrow. “[Producers] Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and myself designed the pilot and series to include Ronnie (aka Firestorm) — and to actually have someone with Robbie’s talent playing the role is beyond exciting,” said executive producer Greg Berlanti. “We can’t wait for viewers and fans of the character to check it out.”

Amell will make his debut in the show’s third episode of the season. “I’m so excited to join forces with Greg Berlanti and The CW again on The Flash,” the actor said in a statement. “Being brought into the DC Universe is a dream, I can’t wait to get started.”

In the comics, young student Raymond and physicist Martin Stein were caught in a nuclear accident that gave them the ability to fuse together into a hero called Firestorm. In the show, Raymond will be the fiance of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker). Below is an image of Firestorm from the comics: READ FULL STORY

Original 'Flash' star John Wesley Shipp to play Barry Allen's father on CW series

The lighting bolt doesn’t fall far from the tight red suit.

John Wesley Shipp, the actor who played Barry Allen in the short-lived TV series The Flash on CBS in the ’90s, has been cast as Henry Allen, the superhero’s father in the upcoming CW remake starring Grant Gustin.

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Grant Gustin on why The Flash is a 'more willing' superhero than Arrow

From the moment fans watched Barry Allen get struck by a bolt of lightning on Arrow, they’ve been anxiously awaiting the first details on The Flash. But it wasn’t until Thursday that we got our first full look at the new CW series. And yes, it did feature a cameo from Stephen Amell’s Arrow.

But aside from Amell’s appearance in the pilot, what do we know about the series? We caught up with some of the show’s stars at the CW upfronts, where they previewed their characters, revealed a love triangle, and promised at least one shocking twist. Here’s what we found out: READ FULL STORY

The CW's new fall shows (all two of them!): A snap judgment (and a punt)

The CW apparently likes what The CW does, because TV’s YA fantasy aisle isn’t making radical changes to its fall lineup. Just two new shows and a scheduling shift, with The Originals moving to Mondays. But count me among those bummed that The Tomorrow People became a thing of the past too soon: I admired the perspective and the storytelling of the network’s take on super-powered outsiders, especially in its early going. That said, I like the looks of the superhero saga that aspires to fill the void… READ FULL STORY

'The Flash' First Look: Grant Gustin suits up for new promo -- VIDEO

Just days after the announcement everyone knew was coming, CW has unleashed a flashy new promo for its next superhero smash, The Flash.

The spot, which features Grant Gustin in full costume glory, aired after the season finale of Arrow and had a cameo from leading man Stephen Amell.

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CW's 'Flash' pilot adds 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Necessary Roughness' alums

Central City has just added two new residents.

EW has confirmed that Rick Cosnett, best known for playing Dr. Wes Maxfield on The Vampire Diaries, and Danielle Panabaker, who was last seen on USA’s Necessary Roughness, have been cast in the CW’s Flash pilot.

Cosnett will play Eddie Thawne, a star detective who recently transferred to Central City and harbors a dark secret. And Panabaker will play bioengineer Caitlin Snow, who lost her fiancé during an explosion at S.T.A.R. labs. (Fun fact: Caitlin Snow is also the name of the most recent incarnation of D.C villain Killer Frost. Hmmm…)

The actors are just the latest additions to a growing cast that also includes Grant Gustin, who plays the title role, and Jesse L. Martin, who joined the show earlier this week.

Gustin’s Barry Allen made his debut on the CW’s Arrow at the end of 2013 to rave reviews, and just before his inaugural appearance, producers announced their plans to produce a standalone pilot around the character. Originally, the plan had been to make the 20th episode of Arrow a backdoor pilot.

Jesse L. Martin joins CW's 'The Flash'

Barry Allen, it’s time to meet your daddy! (Sort of.)

EW has confirmed that Jesse L. Martin has been cast in The CW’s upcoming show The Flash. Martin has been cast as Detective West, “an honest, blue-collar cop who is a surrogate father to Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin).”

For those fans who met Allen during his stint on Arrow, they know that Allen’s birth father is currently in jail for the murder of his mother, but it’s a crime that’s never made sense to Allen. His plan to prove his father’s innocence will continue when The Flash premieres.

'Glee' star Grant Gustin cast as The Flash in CW's 'Arrow'

Grant Gustin, whom you might recognize as Glee‘s Sebastian, has officially been cast as Barry Allen (aka The Flash) in The CW’s hit show Arrow. Gustin will appear in episodes 208, 209, and 220.

Barry Allen is described as “a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who arrives in Starling to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past.  A comic book fan boy, Barry is obsessed with the Arrow unaware that working with Oliver and Felicity to solve the crime has brought him right into the dangerous world of the vigilante,” according to a press release.
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