Robbie Amell cast as Firestorm in CW's The Flash

Here's an Awesome Update for Firestorm, Flash and DC fans! Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People) has been cast in the upcoming The Flash spin off show as Ronnie Raymond, aka the nuclear powered Firestorm!

Robbie is cousin to Stephen Amell, who plays the titular role in The CW's original DC superhero show, Arrow. He will join The Flash cast in episode 3, and from then on will become a recurring character. According to other released statements, Ronnie Raymond is a former S.T.A.R Labs maintenance worker and fiance to Dr. Caitlin Snow, who we've already seen in Arrow. He has an important part to play in the freak accident that gave The Flash his powers, from which he presumably gains his own. In the comics, Ronnie Raymond was only one half of the superhero Firestorm, as he blends with Dr. Martin Stein to transform, but it is unclear whether this will be something the show will be emulating.

Greg Berlanti, Executive Producer on Arrow, The Flash and The Tomorrow People, said "Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and myself designed the pilot and series to include Ronnie (aka Firestorm) — and to actually have someone with Robbie's talent playing the role is beyond exciting. We can't wait for viewers and fans of the character to check it out."

What do you think? Are you excited to see yet more super-powered characters make their way into The CW's DC universe? What do you think to the casting? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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