A lucky local had the chance to get up close and personal with a popular "superhero" this week.
It isn't uncommon to spot a Hollywood star decked out in super-attire in Metro Vancouver. In fact, multiple TV shows based on popular DC comics have been filmed in the city including Peacemaker, Batwoman, Supergirl, The Flash, and more.
Now in its eighth season, The Flash is a CW TV show is about a superhero who assumes his awesome powers after being struck by lightning. Filming for the popular show commenced in early January.
The hit show's protagonist, Barry Allen, discovers he has "the power of super speed" after waking from a coma, according to IMDb.com. Allen is played by American actor Grant Gustin, who was spotted in the city this week by a Vancouver woman.
A local shared a couple of images of the fan with Gustin in a selfie and one of the pair with her furry best pal.
The actor is decked out in his superhero duds, complete with bold, gold boots and the Flash's trademark lightning patch on his chest. They both sport grins.
GRAAAAAANT pic.twitter.com/EqfTJAbAxW— lau 🇲🇽 (taylor’s version) (@grantxluthor) February 17, 2022
A Metro Vancouverite also took to Twitter on Jan. 21 to share a masked-up selfie he snapped with actor Robbie Amell. The Canadian actor plays Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm on The Flash.
@yvrshoots Met @RobbieAmell today! #TheFlash #RobbieAmell pic.twitter.com/a2z5u0Wts2— ComicsAreCool (宮下愛 fan) (@comicsfun_30) January 22, 2022
Production for The Flash has involved some massive sets in the city over the past year, including blocking traffic to the Georgia Viaduct and at the Vancouver Convention Centre.