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Robbie Amell cast as DC hero Firestorm on The CW's Flash series

Jul. 9, 2014by: Alex Maidy
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While The CW series ARROW has attempted to keep itself grounded in a more realistic universe, the introduction of The Flash has forced the series to embrace fully comic book physics and science. So, when THE FLASH debuts this fall, all realistic bets are off as the series will showcase additional super-powered characters.

Variety has just revealed that Robbie Amell (cousin to ARROW star Stephen Amell) will join THE FLASH as Ronnie Raymond. Raymond, in the comics, is fused with a physicist during a nuclear accident to become the hero Firestorm. For THE FLASH, the introduction will be slightly different.

Ronnie Raymond, a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and Dr. Caitlin Snows (Danielle Panabaker) fianc, plays an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) into The Flash.

Amell was recently a star on The CW's THE TOMORROW PEOPLE and has worked steadily in smaller films in recent years. While there will likely be cross-overs with ARROW in the future, for now it looks like THE FLASH is hoping to build a distinct universe.

The pilot for THE FLASH recently leaked online in advance of it's premiere at San Diego Comic Con in a few weeks. From the trailers released so far, THE FLASH does appear to share a little more in common with SMALLVILLE than ARROW, but here's hoping network television continues to provide a fertile home for DC characters.

Source: Variety

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10:54PM on 07/09/2014
This is amazing news!! Firestorm was always an underdog fav character of mine!! Super excited now!!
This is amazing news!! Firestorm was always an underdog fav character of mine!! Super excited now!!
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9:56PM on 07/09/2014
The Flash series is shaping up real good. Quick question though: if I remember correctly, Firestorm consists of two minds linked together - Ronnie Raymond and his professor, whom I can't remember the name. Who's playing the said professor or would they just use Ronnie Raymond only?
The Flash series is shaping up real good. Quick question though: if I remember correctly, Firestorm consists of two minds linked together - Ronnie Raymond and his professor, whom I can't remember the name. Who's playing the said professor or would they just use Ronnie Raymond only?
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7:20PM on 07/09/2014
I'm all for this. Recently saw the flash pilot and it was alot of fun and stayed true to the tone and character of the comic books.
I'm all for this. Recently saw the flash pilot and it was alot of fun and stayed true to the tone and character of the comic books.
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6:29PM on 07/09/2014

Dear WB

You have all the pieces in place of an established universe in both TV and movies; the fanbase that is familiar with all these characters does not need to see different people playing The Flash etc. in the movie and TV versions. Do the right thing and listen to the fans! But you won't...
You have all the pieces in place of an established universe in both TV and movies; the fanbase that is familiar with all these characters does not need to see different people playing The Flash etc. in the movie and TV versions. Do the right thing and listen to the fans! But you won't...
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5:11PM on 07/09/2014
"Why an arrow, cousin?"
"Why an arrow, cousin?"
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4:22PM on 07/09/2014

Yes....

....Tomorrow People was canceled.
....Tomorrow People was canceled.
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3:12PM on 07/09/2014
YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!
YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!
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3:02PM on 07/09/2014
Does this mean The Tomorrow People is done? I mean, that show was meh, but I still watched it. He was possibly my least favorite actor on the show but I don't think he's terrible.
Does this mean The Tomorrow People is done? I mean, that show was meh, but I still watched it. He was possibly my least favorite actor on the show but I don't think he's terrible.
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