Grant Gustin Signs With ICM, Potentially Signaling The Flash Is Coming To A Close?
The Arrowverse (otherwise known as the CWVerse) on The CW is one of the most popular DC franchises out there. It started with Arrow and has spawned series such as The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning. While Arrow ended in early 2020, many of the other series are still ongoing, including The Flash starring Grant Gustin as the titular character. While there have been rumors that the show is ending soon, Gustin recently worked out a one year contract deal that seems to make Season 9 likely; however, it could be the last because as of recent, Grant Gustin signs with ICM for theatrical representation, but could this mean The Flash is potentially ending?
Does Grant Gustin Signs With ICM Signal The End Of The Flash?
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Say it ain’t so! While nothing has been set in stone, the ICM signing could signal that Gustin is preparing to move on to other projects. He’s starring in a new movie coming out on Netflix called Rescued by Ruby, where he plays a state trooper named Dan who dreams of joining the K-9 Search & Rescue team, but no one will give him the chance…until he meets shelter dog Ruby. He had previously starred alongside Felicity Huffman, Rosario Dawson, Nick Robinson, and Kathy Bates in William H. Macy’s indie dramedy, Krystal, and was part of the ensemble cast of Kevin Asch’s Affluenza, a generational coming-of-age drama set amid an upper-class Long Island suburb.
Given his resume, we know that Gustin has acting chops, but the fact that his ICM signing is for theatrical representation could also be hinting at the possibility that Gustin is going back to his musical theater days. He starred in a breakout role on Broadway as part of a revival tour of West Side Story during his sophomore year at Elon University, where he toured across the country with that production for more than 400 performances. Pre-The Flash, many Gleeks probably knew him as Sebastian Smythe, the lead of Dalton Academy’s Warblers singing group on Fox’s Glee.
Gustin himself has revealed that he’s interested in other projects. He went on Smallville alum Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast, Inside of You, and talked about how appreciative he is for The Flash, but he also wants to branch out. He said:
“I’m very aware especially in certain moments of how lucky I am and how different things could have gone up until this point. (But) there’s plenty of things I that I feel like I’ve missed out on. The past four hiatuses now, I’ve had a hiatus project that has fallen through because of The Flash. There’s a lot of other opportunities out there that have (gone away) because of scheduling conflicts.”
It’s a similar situation that Arrowverse alum Stephen Amell went through too. He knew that he was getting burnt out and wanted to explore some of his other projects, which include the show Heels and the movie Code 8. However, he did tell Rosenbaum on his podcast that he’d love to return as Oliver Queen in some capacity. So even if The Flash is potentially ending, there’s always that glimmer of hope that he could make an appearance in some capacity.
Can you see Barry going back to his musical theater roots? Check out the video below!
While Grant Gustin as The Flash has been a comfort for DC fans everywhere, it might also be time to prepare to say goodbye. We know…we’re not ready either. For now, at least we know we still have Season 9.
You can currently see Grant Gustin as Barry Allen in Season 8 of The Flash. His Netflix movie, Rescued by Ruby, will premiere on March 17, 2022.
What do you think Grant Gustin signs with ICM means for The Flash? Could The Flash be potentially ending? Do you think it should or shouldn’t? Let us know in the comments below!
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