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Robbie Amell to play Firestorm in CW’s “The Flash”

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Robbie Amell will play Firestorm on The Flash

Justice runs in the family–literally.

On Wednesday it was reported that Robbie Amell, star of the CW’s short lived series The Tomorrow People, will play a re-occurring role as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm in the upcoming series The Flash, beginning with show’s third episode.

For those wondering, Robbie Amell is the cousin of Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Arrow in the CW series Arrow. Since The Flash is a spin-off of Arrow, they have a shared universe and leaves potential for Firestorm to possibly crossover to the latter series.

In the comic books, Ronnie Raymond was a high school student who was caught in a nuclear accident with another man named Martin Stein. The incident fused them together into one nuclear powered being called Firestorm. Raymond has control of the merged body, with Stein being the voice of reason in Ronnie’s head.

The version of Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm that will appear in The Flash is “a maintenance worker at STAR Labs and Dr. Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) fiancé, who plays an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) into the Flash.”

The DC Universe on television is building up with superheroes at the same time the DC Universe in film is building up for a major franchise. Will both entities remain separate or will they all be apart of one shared universe? You’d think DC and Warner Bros would be foolish to not have a shared universe. Stephen Amell already denied that he has any involvement in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but he could be either sworn to secrecy or the two universes really won’t be shared.

What do you think of the castings? Will The Flash be as successful as Arrow? Sound off in the comments below.

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