John Wesley Shipp will fling on the original Flash costume from his 1990s Flash TV series during the Arrowverse crossover. Yes! You heard it right! The 3 night crossover event ” Elseworlds ” combines the caste of The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl.
Shipp portrayed The fastest man alive (AKA Barry Allen) in the 90s series which spanned a 22-episode season on CBS from September 1990 to May 1991. Shipp then joined the caste of CW “The Flash” portraying the golden age flash “Jay Garrick”.
BUT WHO KNEW HE WOULD BRING BACK HIS OLD GIMMICK?
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) October 22, 2018
Arrow star Stephen Amell posted an interesting scenario; Amell is wearing Flash star Grant Gustin’s Flash suit, and Gustin is wearing Amell’s Arrow suit. Shipp, as Garrick, is present in his 90s Flash costume. Supergirl is also on the scene.
“This might be the coolest thing we’ve ever done,”
Marc Guggenheim, the current Flash executive producer, said on Twitter following Amell’s initial post.
Shipp himself loves to bring history back to life:
“Something I SWORE I’d never do again,”
Shipp replied to Guggenheim’s tweet,
” And I’m so glad I did.”
With all these surprises from the DCTV, it is yet unclear how the industry plans to bring homage to crossover? Do you have any theories? Sound off below!
“Elseworlds” airs Dec. 9-11 on The CW.