Robbie Amell Signs On To Play Firestorm In THE FLASH
The CW is still charging forward like a freight train in regards to their two big comic book properties, Arrow and its new spin-off The Flash. Both these series will be at this years San Diego Comic Con with screenings of the premiers of each show, along with cast members to do a Q&A. It looks like there may be one more cast member joining The Flash panel as they have a new addition to the show, and he’s got close ties to Arrow’s Stephen Amell.
It was revealed today that Robbie Amell, network veteran and cousin to Stephen Amell, has joined the cast of The Flash, playing Ronnie Raymond, better known as Firestorm. Well, part of Firestorm. The role is listed as recurring, so he’ll be around for a bit and will make his debut in the third episode of the season.
Ronnie Raymond, a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. 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 producerGreg 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 is no stranger to The CW, as he has had roles on The Tomorrow People. In the comics, Raymond was caught in a nuclear accident alongside physicist Martin Stein. The encounter fused to two together, forming the nuclear-powered Firestorm. Since Stein was unconscious during the event, it was Raymond who took control of the Firestorm form, with Stein serving as an inner conscious; a voice of reason.
The Flash also stars Grant Gustin, Daniell Panabaker, Candice Patton, Rick Cosnett and Tom Cavanagh. It will premier on The CW later this fall.
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Source : Variety