Silver Linings: Robbie Amell is Firestorm

Well, at least one half of him. Robbie Amell joins the cast of the forthcoming Flash series as Ronnie Raymond. At least with The Tomorrow People getting axed there is some silver lining.


Firestorm is an interesting character, in a sense he's a superhero comprised of two individual personalities. Ronnie (Amell) is is a high school student, the quintessential popular jock type who becomes the hero Firestorm when he merges with genius physicist Martin Stein.

Firestorm has the ability to rearrange the atomic and subatomic structure of inorganic matter, rearranging subatomic particles to create objects of different atomic characteristics of equal mass. He can not only change and transmute the atomic composition of an object (e.g., transmuting lead into gold of equal mass) but he can also change its shape. He cannot, however, affect organic matter without painful, even lethal, feedback. This organic limitation does not extend to his person as he can change himself at will, allowing him to regenerate lost and damaged tissue, boost his immune system, shapeshift, and survive indefinitely without food, water and air. -via Wikipedia

Hot on the heels of CW axing The Tomorrow People, Amell joins up again with producer Greg Berlanti to take on the new role. If the name sounds familiar, it should... Robbie's cousin Stephen is the titular character, Oliver Queen/The Arrow, in the show that made The Flash possible... CQ's Arrow.

What say you g33ks? Dig the casting choice?

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