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Is The Flash Casting Jay Garrick For Season 2?

More Flash Season 2 casting scoop from TV Line today:

The site’s Matt Mitovich reports that the show is casting “the season-long role of a classically handsome, square-jawed hero in his 30s to early 40s, a slightly cynical man with an edge.”

Perhaps, this guy?


(For the uninitiated, that’s Jay Garrick, the original Flash from the comics. His helmet was seen briefly in the season finale.)

Since John Wesley Shipp is already playing a role on the new show, any casting suggestions? Leave ’em in the comments. (This actually is a role I could see Tom Welling in, but he seems reluctant to re-enter the superhero world.)

Thanks to Andy for the tip. We will point out that there have been hints this character might instead be Carter Hall, Hawkman… maybe setting up/tying into the appearances on Ciara Renee on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? After all, Mitovich did say on Twitter “Think Harrison Ford,” and Indiana Jones was an archaeologist…

But our money’s still on Garrick. Or, at least, we’re hoping it is him.

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Craig Byrne began writing about TV on the internet in 1995, and has since had several books published, including the official Smallville companion books. In addition to running KSiteTV, he is webmaster of several spin-off sites, including KryptonSite, GreenArrowTV, SHIELDsite.net, and FlashTVNews.


  1. This show needs a dosis of Blue & Gold! perhaps they are casting for Ted Kord and/ or Michael Jon Carter?

    Come on! you already have Rip Hunter (although a british one…)

    I’m from Argentina, sorry for my spelling!

  2. John Wesley Shipp could, and should have the role. This Flash will be from an alternate time line/universe. Imagine the melodrama that will ensue as Berry gets mentorship from a version of his father that is also a speedster. Think of how that will catapolt his abilities as well as create personal conflict as he attempts to balance the time spent learning new abilities from a version of his father with his continued goal of freeing his father in Iron Heights. Even more explosive would be if Berry’s father dies in Iron Heights right before Jay is revealed as another version of Berry’s father, played by the same actor, who fills the void and helps him become a better Flash. But, I diegress, John Wesley Shipp for Jay Garrick!

  3. Mark Valley would be good.

  4. Justin Hartley would be amusing as either Carter Hall or Jay Garrick.

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