Has the third season of “The Flash” really been canceled? Grant Gustin, who plays the titular superhero, has just been tapped to star in an independent film. Will the actor resign from the television series to focus on his movie career?
According to Variety, the actor has not given up the lead role in the hit DC Comics adaptation. But it is true that he has been cast to star in the movie, “Krystal.” The independent film has reportedly been in development since 2002. Aside from Gustin, Nick Robinson, Felicity Huffman, John Leguizamo, T.I., and “American Horror Story” actor Kathy Bates have also been cast to star in the independent drama-comedy.
“Krystal” will reportedly follow a young man as he pretends to be a drunkard in order to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. This, he does in order to get closer to “the woman of his dreams.” His dream girl is described by Variety as an “ex-hooker-stripper-junkie-alcoholic.”
The movie is reportedly set to start production next month in Atlanta, Georgia. According to Variety, “Krystal” is written by Will Aldis. It will be produced by Dan Keston and Rachel Winter. William H. Macy has been tapped to star in and direct the movie. This will be the “Shameless” actor’s third time to direct a movie.
Meanwhile, fans of the small screen version of Barry Allen need not fret. According to Collider, “The Flash” has been renewed for season 3. The first photos from the show’s season 2, episode 18 have also been released. According to Superhero Hype, the episode is called “Versus Zoom.” An official plot synopsis has yet to be released. But the comic book blog speculates that it might feature the first time The Flash goes against Zoom after learning who he actually is.
“Versus Zoom” is set to air on April 19 at 8 PM EST on The CW.