It looks like the CW/DC Universe is finally being joined by another Amell! Today it was announced by The Hollywood Reporter that The Tomorrow People’s Robbie Amell (cousin of Stephen Amell who portrays Oliver Queen aka Green Arrow on CW’s Arrow) has been cast as Ronnie Raymond, one of the half of the famous DC Comics hero, Firestorm! Here is how the show describes him:
“First appearing in the third episode, Ronnie is Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) fiance, whose fate is more complicated than first imagined.”
Followed by some quotes from Executive Producer and show-runner, Greg Berlanti, “[Executive producers] 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,”
With Robbie Amell saying, “I’m so excited to join forces with Greg Berlanti and The CW again on The Flash. Being brought into the DC Universe is a dream, I can’t wait to get started!”
This is truly one heck of a casting announcement as Robbie is an amazing actor and seeing him finally getting to join the DC Universe is a big deal for a lot of fans out there. The role is a recurring one and while they didn’t specify how many episodes he will be in, it’s safe to say that he will be popping up a lot on the show especially since he has his connection with Caitlin Snow.