Now here’s a great twist on a twist! John Wesley Shipp, beloved to daytime soap fans for his roles on Guiding Light, As the World Turns and One Life to Live has been cast in the upcoming version of the CW’s television pilot remake of The Flash! The thing of it is … Shipp played ‘The Flash’ in the early 90′s version of the CBS series whose alter ego is Barry Allen. So just who is he going to play this time?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Shipp will guest star in the pilot playing a mysterious character. Details for his character are being kept close to the vest. If the proposed Arrow spinoff receives a series order, his role would expand to recurring status.”
Actor Grant Gustin plays the title role in the CW pilot version of the super-hero drama where he is a Central City assistant police forensic investigator who visits Starling City to look into a series of unexplained robberies that may have a connection to a tragedy in his past. Through a freak accident, he is given the power of super speed that transforms him into the fastest man alive.