Half of Firestorm Cast in THE FLASH

The CW has cast Robbie Amell in the recurring role of Ronnie Raymond, the fiance of S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Caitlin Snow in the upcoming new series The Flash. The character is also one-half of the DC Comics character Firestorm. 

There's no confirmation on if he'll actually turn into Firestorm in the series, but I don't see why he wouldn't. In the comics Ronnie is fused together with his partner, and he has some of the most complex and unique powers in the DC universe. He’s able to transform matter into other elements, he's blessed with superhuman strength, and, of course, he can fly.

The news comes from TV Line which says that in the series he will play a "S.T.A.R. Labs maintenance worker" and that he'll be "an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) into the titular speedster."

Executive producer Greg Berlanti said in a statement:

“[DC Comics Chief Creative Officer] 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.”

One other interesting bit of information about Robbie Amell is that he is the real life cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell.

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