Original Flash John Wesley Shipp Lands Plum Guest Role in The CW’s ‘The Flash’ Pilot

Old Flash will meet new Flash in The CW’s pilot…sort of.

John Wesley Ship who played Barry Allen, AKA The Flash in the 1990s series has joined the pilot of The CW’s The Flash series starring Grant Gustin in the titular role. Ship will have a mysterious guest role. If the series moves forward, there are plans for Ship’s role to be recurring. Until then The CW is leaving fans to speculate about who Ship could be. Leave your best guesses in the comments.

The Flash will delve into the origin story of Barry Allen, a scientist who gains super speed after a lab accident. Candice Patton, Rick Cosnett, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin have also joined the project. If picked up The Flash will likely air during the 2014-2015 television season.