‘The Flash’: Robbie Amell Cast as Firestorm

'The Flash': Robbie Amell Cast Firestorm

The Flash” cast has received another super boost, with Robbie Amell set to remain in the CW family after landing the recurring role of Ronnie Raymond (aka Firestorm) in the “Arrow” spinoff.

The “Tomorrow People” star — and cousin of “Arrow” lead Stephen Amell — will make his debut in the third episode of “The Flash’s” freshman season.

Ronnie Raymond, a maintenance worker at STAR Labs and Dr. Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) fiancé, plays an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) into the Flash.

“Flash” executive producer Greg Berlanti said of Amell’s casting: “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.”

Amell added, “I’m so excited to join forces with Greg Berlanti and the CW again on ‘The Flash.’ Being brought into the DC Universe is a dream, I can’t wait to get started!”

In the comics mythology, high schooler Ronnie Raymond was caught in a nuclear accident along with physicist Martin Stein, and the encounter fused them together as the nuclear-powered Firestorm. Since Stein was unconscious during the accident, Raymond was predominantly in control of his Firestorm form, while Stein provided a voice of reason in his head.

Amell recently wrapped production on feature film “The Duff” for CBS Films, and is filming indie pic “Max.” He is represented by WME, Protégé Entertainment and Coast to Coast.

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  1. NJ Rick says:

    It shoudl be clarified that he has been cast as Ronnie Raymond. He may never become Firestorm just as Brandon Routh may never become the Atom. The Arrow-verse has been notorious for using the names of existing characters with nothing to do with the original: Felicity Smoak, Kate Spenser (Manhunter), Caitlyn Snow (Killer Frost), Cisco (Vibe)

  2. Yas says:

    Sounds awesome. Now just get some of these costumes done better and we’re on our way.

  3. MBII says:

    This is so awesome! Arrow is getting the Atom, and the Flash is getting Firestorm! With the way these shows are expanding it’s less and less likely WB won’t tie them to the DC films.

    • Yas says:

      No, there is absolutely no evidence that DC on TV has anything to do with DC films. About as much as either has to do with the cartoons.

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