Who's THE FLASH Spin-Off Gonna Call? GHOSTBUSTERS' Ernie Hudson

Ghosbusters' podcast, Cross The Streams, interviewed Ernie Hudson ("The Crow") and the actor revealed that he is up for a role in CW's The Flash spin-off series, that's starring Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster. Come find out which role Ernie is up for.

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By nailbiter111 - 12/17/2013

At about the 4:50 mark of the Cross The Streams podcast (click here to listen), Ghostbusters' Ernie Hudson discussed his upcoming projects. "In the meantime there's a spin-off of Arrow called Flash," he said. "I'm meeting the creators next week. So, I have to prepare for that." When asked which role he was up for, Hudson replied "His adoptive dad,...or the dad of..."

Before Hudson could disclose any further information, he decides to cut himself off as to not reveal too much. "His (Barry Allen) dad has a problem," is the final morsel of info that slips from his lips. And based on Barry Allen's (Grant Gustin) debut in CW's Arrow we know that Barry's father was incarcerated for the murder of Barry's mother. So, if we take Ernie Hudson's information, and a casting call that Bludhaven Banter posted it's pretty safe to assume that Hudson is up for the role of Detective West, Iris' father.
DETECTIVE WEST – Late 40s to Early 50s – African American – Detective West is an honest, blue-collar cop who’s seen it all. A soulful, funny caring father to Iris, and a surrogate father to Barry, West came up through the foster system himself. He took in Barry after his mother’s murder and his father’s imprisonment. He believes in Barry and supports Barry’s efforts to prove his father’s innocence.
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JoeMomma29 - 12/17/2013, 3:03 PM
I want some concrete news on this show!
MrNiklander - 12/17/2013, 3:03 PM
Hudson is awesome!!
JoeMomma29 - 12/17/2013, 3:04 PM
Oh yeah a sneak peak of the costume as well!
DEVLIN712 - 12/17/2013, 3:07 PM
He sounds like the middle ground between Uncle Ben and Jim Gordon
Brainiac13 - 12/17/2013, 3:08 PM
Still looks good for his age.
DEVLIN712 - 12/17/2013, 3:09 PM
B&Y
Let's be careful. Someday, that'll be us, still talking about the comic book movies of old while the whole world has moved on and R-rated Gay porn is all the rage.
DEVLIN712 - 12/17/2013, 3:10 PM
But we don't need to worry about the whole gay porn thing until PinkGusto takes over America and legalised it. Then we're phucked
typicalfanboy - 12/17/2013, 3:12 PM
it should be dr. west. it's going to be too much like arrow if every love interest's dad is a cop.
MagnusRex22 - 12/17/2013, 3:13 PM
Think Hudson would be an awesome addition to this show. That being said I really wish Wally West wasn't having his race change
Nomis - 12/17/2013, 3:17 PM
Ernie Hudson is DA MAN!!!!
ShreckGT350 - 12/17/2013, 3:18 PM
GREAT news!!!! Ernie is the man! From his work on OZ, he's definitely got the acting chops. If you ever get to see the one man show he does "The Ghost In The House" it is incredible and further shows how he'd be an asset to the Flash show!
Interestein - 12/17/2013, 3:18 PM
This is awesome casting.
Mego - 12/17/2013, 3:18 PM
A really great and overlooked actor. If he's available for TV I think he would fit other series better than The Flash though.
nailbiter111 - 12/17/2013, 3:19 PM
MagnusRex22 - Race doesn't matter. The color of my skin or your skin doesn't make me or you different human beings. Race is overrated.
HelaGood - 12/17/2013, 3:19 PM
Hudson will be awesome and will add the perfect amount of weight/solidness

GliderMan - 12/17/2013, 3:19 PM
[frick] YES!!!

TELL HIM ABOUT THE TWINKIE!!!!
ShreckGT350 - 12/17/2013, 3:19 PM
By the way, happy 68th birthday Ernie. :)
nailbiter111 - 12/17/2013, 3:19 PM
Interestein - I think so too, but he is only up for the role, he hasn't gotten it yet.
cipher - 12/17/2013, 3:24 PM
DelTorite - 12/17/2013, 3:25 PM
The cop from The Crow? Awesome casting.
RichardBoldly - 12/17/2013, 3:27 PM
preacherfan666 - 12/17/2013, 3:28 PM
I am a big Wally West fan and the Race change doesn't bug me. Isn't that Weird? I mean, I am a fan of him as a white guy but the fact that he might be black doesn't bug me...Hmm.. Maybe its cause i am not a racist douche.
SuperSpiderMan5778 - 12/17/2013, 3:28 PM
"Ray when someone asks you if you're a god you say YES!!!"
Brainiac13 - 12/17/2013, 3:29 PM
@Nailbiter

Max Landis is going to write for DC again.

I see this guy gearing up for big things in the CBM world in the future.

http://www.supermanhomepage.com/news.php?readmore=14362
MisterMagurlypse - 12/17/2013, 3:29 PM
This is very cool. I hope he gets the part.
Primordiac - 12/17/2013, 3:30 PM
He was good in The Crow.
Optimus83 - 12/17/2013, 3:30 PM
Winston Zeedmore as Detective West. ...¡¡¡Cool!!!
Brainiac13 - 12/17/2013, 3:31 PM
Ghostbusters was my 2nd movie I saw the the Theater back in 1984...I was 12.
Brainiac13 - 12/17/2013, 3:35 PM
#in
TheDemonsHead - 12/17/2013, 3:35 PM
Did this brotha ever snitch in one of his films maybe then I'll remember lol



HEY............... STOP SNITCHIN'
Arrowhead77 - 12/17/2013, 3:37 PM
Make this happen!! Ernie is great! Now let see some info on the Flash suit....
KidGoku - 12/17/2013, 3:38 PM
Wait since Wally will be most likely African American does that mean… I might have a chance!
Shaggy - 12/17/2013, 3:38 PM
so…yes to the black stepsister thing?

KidGoku - 12/17/2013, 3:39 PM
Although I've never done film acting, I'm a stage actor.
GliderMan - 12/17/2013, 3:42 PM
I have seen shit that will turn you white!
Bodwulf - 12/17/2013, 3:42 PM
He is too damn old to be Flash.....
blkyank - 12/17/2013, 3:43 PM
@Braniac3000

Not to poke fun at you, but did you seriously only see 2 movies in a theater by the time you were 12? I was 16 in 1984 and had been a serious movie goer since 1976 when I saw my first tent pole film King Kong at 9.

Still,my mom had taken me to see all the cheesy rated G Disney films like the Shaggy DA or Witch Mountain films and those Kurt Russell SCI-FI comedies since I was 6 in 74.
Brainiac13 - 12/17/2013, 3:52 PM
@blkyank

Nothing to be embarrassed about....My parents spent money on more important stuff.

@BlackJack10

Hope so......he did mention sometime back that he wanted to pitch a GL and WW movie to WB....so who knows.
Brainiac13 - 12/17/2013, 3:53 PM
I like Ernie Hudson....hope he gets it.
Brainiac13 - 12/17/2013, 3:57 PM

@BlackJack10

I liked his pitch......ha ha more dustruction in Metropolis than MOS.....had some good ideas.

He comes off as a idiot but from the interview he gave to Nailbiter.....seemed like a nice bloke full of ideas....
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