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John Wesley Shipps Joins Flash Pilot

You may remember John Wesley Shipp from the very short lived ’90s Flash TV show. The CW recently announced that Shipp was cast to be a part of the new Arrow spinoff, The Flash.

Gustin Grant will be playing Barry Allen, and it has not been announced who Shipp will be playing in the pilot. In a couple of months we will find out if the show will be picked up by the CW. The pilot will start filming in March.

What do you guys think about this casting? Did you watch the ’90s Flash TV show? Who do you think Shipp will play? Tell us in the comments below.



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  • Elvis Dutan

    I remember watching the old show a while back. The Trickster episodes were the best of the bunch. For my money’s worth think Shipp would be great for Barry’s father.

  • Justin Prince

    personally, I would like to see him play either Jay Garrick or the antithesis of Flash, Reverse Flash/Professor Zoom… he’d make a cool villain…

    • Elvis Dutan

      Wesley Shipp played Prof. Zoom in a very well done episode of the Batman: Brave and the Bold cartoon. I think he did a great job. Jay Garrick seems to be the fan favorite pick for him, and it would be cool. I think it would be cooler to have Jay Garrick comics.

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