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Arrow Gets Its Flash Plus, Justin Bieber Might Be Carrie Kelley In Man Of Steel 2 (What?)

We knew the clock was ticking on casting The Flash on The CW’s Arrow. Luckily, they picked someone before the day of the shoot. Glee star Grant Gustin is your new Barry Allen. Hit the jump for all the details plus a great side-by-side comparison of Justin Bieber and DC Comics’ Carrie Kelley. And also the reason why we would do such a thing. 

“Gustin will play the iconic comic book character and appear in three episodes of The CW’s Arrow – eight, nine and 20 — the latter of which will serve as the backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff Flash series,” explains The Hollywood Reporter. “The first two episodes will see the character in Queen’s home of Starling City, with the 20th providing a window to see Barry in The Flash’s world.”

Comic writer Geoff Johns will write all three episodes along with Arrow co-creators Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg. Oddly enough, it’s looking like newbie hero Oliver is going to be the source for another hero/vigilante’s origin story.

“Barry Allen is described 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,” writes THR. “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.”

Still now word on how or even if Barry’s powers will be utilized on Arrow but we’re assuming they’ll eventually play a part in the spinoff. For his part Gustin said, “I’m unbelievably excited. I’ve been a lifelong fan of DC Comics, so I can’t be more honored and can’t wait to get started.”

And then there’s this.

Long story short, Bieber posted this photo on Instagram and everyone went nuts. It’s the entertainer holding what we’re supposed to think is the script to the Man of Steel sequel starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. He also tagged it “#robin??” I’m going to go out on a limb and say there’s no possible way this is real. Especially when Bieber tweeted he was going off to shoot something for Funny or Die. If they are doing a spoof on Affleck’s casting or something else relating to Zack Snyder’s film we really hope they cast Bieber as Carrie Kelley. Seeing as how she’s Batman’s Robin in The Dark Knight Returns, it would make sense. Plus, the hair.

(via The Hollywood Reporter, /Film, Justin Bieber’s Instagram)

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  • Anonymous

    Yeah it’s likely Funny Or Die. Beyond the fact that it’s very unlikely the script is already finished (Avengers 2 drops the same year and most of the cast hasn’t seen any drafts yet) I don’t think we’re gonna be seeing kid sidekick characters on the big screen anytime soon.

    Heck they even made Bucky into an adult soldier (which I thought worked for the movie but still).

  • Anonymous

    i initially wanted to comment on “who is flash plus?” from the article title, but then as i started reading, they refer to the flash appearance as a “backdoor pilot” and then i just lost my mind in mirth, and could only manage to type this somewhat expositiony post right here.

  • Alerrison

    As someone who watches Glee, watching Grant be the Flash is going to be odd. Not bad, since he’s not a bad actor, just… odd. Definitely a very different role.

  • Anonymous

    Shame on you for posting a still from the terrible animated version and not the original graphic novel. For shame!

  • Laura Truxillo

    I dunno, he looks blandly likeable, which could be Barry Allen’s tagline.

  • Nicholas Santasier

    Plus with the level of secrecy on these movies, he’d likely be fired just for posting that photo.

  • Jill Pantozzi

    Uh, where did I say he’s a girl? I commented on them having similar hair. And that if he’s playing a “Robin” it should be the Carrie Kelley version because she’s in the comic Snyder is using as inspiration for the film.

  • Cy

    That’s a still from The New Batman Adventures. I can’t say I’ve ever heard anyone refer to it as terrible since it was just a continuation of Batman the Animated Series. That particular episode was especially good.

  • Anonymous

    Ah, I didn’t know. I though it was from the animated DKR.

  • lui

    i gott a stunning yellow Nissan Quest Minivan by working part time online. the original source


  • Bob

    will this be a “not tights” Flash kind of show like Smallville. I’m one of the few people that actually likes Barry Allen, so I’m kind of excited for this show (I still won’t forgive him for the New 52 and what he did with Lois and Clark, however)

  • Anders Vesterberg

    if that brat bieber get a role in next superman movie it proves once and for all that they only want money and dont care about the viewers. and i will NOT watch it.

  • Alyson L

    Then if it is true… here is to him getting fired.

  • Mina

    I find it hard to believe that 1) there is an actual finished script of the MoS sequel, 2) it would actually be labeled Batman vs. Superman (I’m really hoping it’s not actually going to wind up being called that), and 3) that Justin Bieber could get cast in it and it somehow remain remotely secret.

    Also, if Justin Bieber were ever given said hypothetical role, I don’t know if I’d be able to ever see the character unless he turned out to have the most phenomenal secret acting skills ever. I’d only be able to see Justin Bieber, you know? It would be my problem, not his, but I just can’t do it.

  • Alexa

    They couldn’t get a real blonde to play Barry? Okay…

  • Anonymous

    DC needs to put less effort into tv and more into movies . Marvel is pumping out their characters with relative ease. I like DC superheros but step it up for the theaters already.

  • Thomas Hayes

    The animated version’s fine. What’s wrong with it? I haven’t read the book.

  • Anonymous

    Read the book. I’m just being overly dramatic to be funny. But seriously, read the graphic novel.

  • Thomas Hayes

    What are the differences? I was told it was a fairly faithful adaptation myself. I don’t really care to seek the book out now I’ve seen the film unless there’s a good reason. Miller’s art certainly isn’t much of an incentive.

  • Bob

    I hope it doesn’t look cheap!