Graphic artist Rinsh creates incredible fan art showing Grant Gustin, who plays Barry Allen on The Flash, as an alternate world’s Wally West.
New fan art turns The Flash’s Grant Gustin into Wally West. Gustin has starred as Barry Allen, aka the Flash, on the eponymous CW show since 2014. The Flash is part of the CW’s greater Arrowverse, which consists of a range of superhero shows that include Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Superman & Lois.
Barry Allen starts off as a forensic investigator from Central City. After being struck by lightning and doused in chemicals, Barry wakes up from a coma with superhuman speed. Since then, he’s tried to use his powers for good by safeguarding Central City. That being said, The Flash was forced to cut season 6 short thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, much of season 7 remains up in the air.
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Graphic artist Rinsh transforms Gustin into another world’s Wally West. Rinsh’s incredible fan art shows Gustin in a red suit, with a silver lightning bolt insignia across his chest. In the image, Gustin not only has bright red hair, but unnaturally light blue eyes. In addition, Gustin seems to be harnessing the speed force, which is shown through the crackling lightning. You can check out Rinsh’s amazing creation below:
Wally West has been portrayed by Keiynan Lonsdale on The Flash. The series introduces Wally as Iris West’s younger brother. After regaining his superspeed following the events of Flashpoint, Wally adopts the name Kid Flash and helps fight crime in Central City. Later on, Wally is recruited by Rip Hunter and joins the Legends of Tomorrow. Lonsdale has done a fantastic job capturing Wally’s nuanced personality. That being said, if the Arrowverse ever decides to introduce Barry Allen to another Wally West, getting Gustin to portray the speedster would certainly be one very meta way to do it.
The Flash is currently the Arrowverse’s oldest ongoing series now that Arrow has ended. As such, there’s a lot of pressure on The Flash, especially since the long-running Arrowverse show Supergirl was recently canceled as well. Between COVID-19 delays and plenty of unanswered plot points, The Flash has a lot on its plate for season 7. Yet while things seem challenging, Gustin has shown that he’s more than up for the task. Although fans will have to wait a bit longer before seeing Gustin back in the red tights, it’s clear that the cast and crew of The Flash are giving it their all to ensure that Barry Allen will be back in a flash.
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