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‘The Flash’ stars reveal bromance and more at Silicon Valley Comic Con

‘The Flash’ stars reveal bromance and more at Silicon Valley Comic Con



April 23, 2017
Updated: April 23, 2017 6:49pm



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Grant Gustin plays The Flash.

Grant Gustin plays The Flash.

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Grant Gustin, the star of CW’s hit superhero show “The Flash,” was a little out of his element when he arrived at the second annual Silicon Valley Comic Con on Sunday, April 23, for his first-ever con panel. He showed up decked in a blue Los Angeles Dodger’s jersey and a L.A. Clippers cap, setting off a wave of playful boos from the Bay Area crowd that filled City National Civic auditorium in San Jose.


“Guys, I’m really sorry about my L.A. gear,” the Barry Allen actor told the heckling audience. “Open to boos. That’s always a really good way to start.”

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But the on-camera speedster was quick on his feet, shedding the Dodger gear and charming his way through an hour-long discussion with cast mate Tom Felton, Julian Albert on “The Flash” and Draco Malfoy of “Harry Potter” movie fame.

“Take it off,” Felton said, to the delight of fans.

Gustin obliged — “out of respect” of San Francisco Giants fans, he said — winning back the crowd, and the two were off sharing laughs, anecdotes about their careers and even revealing a behind-the-scenes bromance.

“I genuinely thought it would be a lovely twist if towards the end of the season, Barry and Julian ran off together,” said Felton, sparking hoots and cheers.

“We thought it would be kind of funny — fun rather — to go in that direction because we have such fun chemistry,” Gustin said, quickly adding that the writers “didn’t buy it.”

But have no fear, “The Flash” series does have multiple universes to play with in upcoming seasons and who knows, the show could add an “Earth 5 where like we’ve been together for 30 years,” Gustin quipped, as the crowd roared with laughter.

Fans of the Barry Allen-Julian Albert story arc will just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, Gustin did hint at more musicals for the show like Season 3’s “Duet,” the music-filled crossover episode that brought in characters from “Supergirl,” “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow” as well as “Glee” star and San Francisco’s own Darren Criss (Gustin and “Supergirl’s” Melissa Benoist are also “Glee” alums).

“To be honest, guys, I thought it was kind of a weird idea,” said Gustin, who majored in musical theater in college. “I didn’t think I was going to like it as much, and then when I saw it I was like, ‘Oh, this is actually quite entertaining.’ I thought we kind of pulled it off.”

Of course, the discussion prompted many to shout out requests for Gustin to sing a few bars. He repeatedly declined, blushing each time, until one fan began singing the famed “Grease” duet “Summer Nights” acapella during the Q&A portion of the event. He played along for a while, squeaking out a few lyrics as Sandy.

“This is going to be my best comic con ever,” Felton said.

Mariecar Mendoza is The San Francisco Chronicle arts content editor. Email: mmendoza@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @SFMarMendoza Instagram: @sfchronicle_scene


For more on the second annual Silicon Valley Comic Con, go to www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment.


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