There are few aspects of a superhero that are more fundamentally important than the costume. The suit defines almost every aspect of a comic book hero, from the tone of the stories, to his or her own unique abilities. One Arrow-verse character who hasn't really received any upgrades recently is The Flash's Barry Allen, and Grant Gustin apparently thinks that needs to change soon.The Flash actor tweeted:
Grammatical errors aside, Grant Gustin's tweet definitely makes a point. Unlike most major superheroes in the Arrow-verse, Barry Allen hasn't really made any significant upgrades to his outfit since he became the Scarlet Speedster. Sure, Cisco gave him a white chest emblem after the events of the first season, but beyond that the texture and aesthetic of his suit have remained relatively consistent. The actor appears to recognize that he's in a bit of a rut, and this tweet seems like confirmation that we will see a change at some point in the very near future.
The lack of any fundamental differences in Barry Allen's wardrobe becomes even more noticeable when we compare his suit to the ever-changing attire of Oliver Queen. Unlike The Flash, Arrow has made at least one major change to Oliver's Green Arrow outfit every year since the Emerald Archer's solo series debuted back in 2012. This is typical of most Arrow-verse heroes (from Sara Lance to John Diggle) but Barry Allen has remained oddly consistent.
Of course, the fact that Grant Gustin has posted this tweet online seems like fairly strong evidence that Barry will upgrade his suit in the near future. Considering the fact that The Flash just aired its midseason finale, the timing of the tweet seems like a perfect way to get fans excited about what the latter half of The Flash's third season has in store for Mr. Allen.
Twitter has definitely responded very kindly to the idea of a new suit for Barry Allen. Once Grant Gustin posted the above tweet, his timeline became flooded with fan-made mockups for possible replacements. The ideas seem endless, as fan requests have ranged from a change in the suit's overall texture and material, to the addition of more yellow in certain areas of the limbs to reflect his look in the comics.
What are your thoughts on Grant Gustin's Flash suit? Do you want to see a new outfit introduced on the series, or do you like his current wardrobe? CinemaBlend will bring you all of the latest and greatest Flash news as more details become available to us. The Scarlet Speedster's solo series will return on Tuesday, January 24 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW. For more information concerning all of the most highly anticipated spring television debuts, make sure to check out our comprehensive midseason premiere guide.