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Surprise Casting News For CW's "Flash" Pilot

Written by IvCNuB4 on Wednesday, February 12 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Surprise Casting News For CW's

Casting for 'The Flash' pilot is now nearly complete

Source: THR

Confirmation has been received of a surprise casting in the new CW "The Flash" pilot.

The CW's new spin on "The Flash" will now include John Wesley Shipp, who previously played the role of The Flash/Barry Allen in the 1990-1991 "Flash" TV series. Shipp will guest in the pilot as a "mysterious character," with no further details revealed yet. If "The Flash" is picked up as a series, he's rumored to have a recurring role.
Should the pilot for some reason not be picked up then plans are being discussed for The Flash to remain as part of the "Arrow" cast.
This announcement comes hot on the heels of previous "The Flash" casting news that Tom Cavanagh will be playing S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Harrison Wells. The cast also includes Jesse L. Martin as Detective West, Candice Patton as Iris West, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow and Rick Cosnett as Detective Eddie Thawne.

Greg Berlanti, fellow "Arrow" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, and DC Chief Creative Officer  Geoff Johns are writing the "Flash" pilot script.

Below is John Wesley Shipp from the original "Flash" TV show and Tom Cavanaugh from his "Yogi Bear" movie role.



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IvCNuB4 likes to maintain an air of mystery by never publicly revealing his true name unless you are one of the four lucky Outhouse posters he has PM'd it to. A life-long Chicago native, he was introduced to comics by his older brother's vast collection of Silver Age issues. When he is not at his day job as an IT geek or making the most of Chicago's three months of incredible summer, he can found spending way too much time with his very large, very loud Italian family. You will never find him on the likes of Facebook or Twitter as he scoffs at the necessity of most forms of social media.

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