Grant Gustin leads cast of The Flash filming one of the show’s last episodes alongside Stephen Amell


Grant Gustin stepped out in his bright red Flash costume while filming one of the final episodes of the show in Vancouver on Friday. 

He was joined on set by his longtime co-stars Keiynan Lonsdale and Danielle Panabaker as well as former Arrow stars Stephen Amell and David Ramsey. 

The addition of Amell is surprising given that his character, Oliver Queen, was killed off during a crossover event in Arrow’s final season in 2020. 

Bright red: Grant Gustin stepped out in his bright red Flash costume while filming one of the final episodes of the show

Gustin, who turns 33 on Saturday, January 14, donned the bright red suit and mask with a metallic gold belt wrapped around his waist. 

Lonsdale, 31, donned a suit with a gold top and scarlet pants and matching gloves. 

The stars held huge umbrellas in between takes to keep the rain pouring down on them while they filmed. 

Lots o stars: He was joined on set by his longtime co-stars Keiynan Lonsdale and Danielle Panabaker as well as former Arrow stars Stephen Amell and David Ramsey (L to R: Ramsey, Gustin, Panabaker, Amell)

Lots o stars: He was joined on set by his longtime co-stars Keiynan Lonsdale and Danielle Panabaker as well as former Arrow stars Stephen Amell and David Ramsey (L to R: Ramsey, Gustin, Panabaker, Amell)

He's back? The addition of Amell is surprising given that his character, Oliver Queen, was killed off during a crossover event in Arrow's final season in 2020

He’s back? The addition of Amell is surprising given that his character, Oliver Queen, was killed off during a crossover event in Arrow’s final season in 2020

Amell, 41, donned the tight leather ensemble which he made famous during his eight seasons as the titular vigilante. 

His appearance in the episode may come as a shock to fans of The CW’s superhero universe, known by fans as the Arrowverse since his character was killed off in 2020. 

He was killed during a crossover event titled Crisis on Infinite Earths, a five-night mega event which premiered across five separate shows: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow.

Bright red: Gustin, who turns 33 on Saturday, January 14, donned the bright red suit and mask with a metallic gold belt wrapped around his waist

Bright red: Gustin, who turns 33 on Saturday, January 14, donned the bright red suit and mask with a metallic gold belt wrapped around his waist

Co-star: Lonsdale, 31, donned a suit with a gold top and scarlet pants and matching gloves

Co-star: Lonsdale, 31, donned a suit with a gold top and scarlet pants and matching gloves

Famous costume: Amell, 41, donned the tight leather ensemble which he made famous during his eight seasons as the titular vigilante

Famous costume: Amell, 41, donned the tight leather ensemble which he made famous during his eight seasons as the titular vigilante

In an exclusive The Hollywood Reporter interview published around the time of Arrow’s end, Arrow showrunner Beth Schwartz said he was ‘really dead this time.’   

‘Because the whole point of this death and the culmination of what brings us to the crossover is that everything he’s learned throughout the series and these past eight years has led him to this moment to give the ultimate hero’s sacrifice,’ she explained.  

‘And that’s his life — to save everyone else. That’s what a hero does. His journey has led him to make that ultimate sacrifice for his family, for his friends, for the other superheroes,’ she said.   

Killed off: He was killed during a crossover event titled Crisis on Infinite Earths, a five-night mega event which premiered across five separate shows: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow (L to R: Melissa Benoist, Gustin, Ruby Rose, Tyler Hoechlin, Brandon Routh with Amell kneeling)

Killed off: He was killed during a crossover event titled Crisis on Infinite Earths, a five-night mega event which premiered across five separate shows: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman and Legends of Tomorrow (L to R: Melissa Benoist, Gustin, Ruby Rose, Tyler Hoechlin, Brandon Routh with Amell kneeling)

When asked if he could ever return, Schwartz added, ‘That’s up to the other shows, and that’s up to Stephen [Amell], really.’ 

Shows in the Arrowverse have used both flashbacks and time travel in the past, and Amell’s appearance in the show could be chalked up to either of those.  

The CW announced The Flash was coming to an end back in August. The ninth and final season will be shorter than previous, airing just 13 episodes. 

Season 9 is set for premiere on February 1, 2023.  

Coming to an end: The CW announced The Flash was coming to an end back in August. The ninth and final season will be shorter than previous, airing just 13 episodes

Coming to an end: The CW announced The Flash was coming to an end back in August. The ninth and final season will be shorter than previous, airing just 13 episodes

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