Recently, we told you that Superman Returns star Brandon Routh and Sin City actress Devon Aoki had joined the cast of CW hit series Arrow as Atom and Katana, respectively. But what’s happening on the casting front of Arrow new-born sibling spin-off, The Flash? Well, as of this morning, things just got even more intertwined from the familial perspective as The Tomorrow People star – and younger cousin of Arrow lead Stephen Amell – Robbie Amell has officially joined the cast in a recurring role as Ronnie Raymond, a/k/a ½ of Firestorm, the atomic-powered, matter-changing superhero extraordinaire.
According to Deadline, “[Raymond] is a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and Dr. Caitlin Snow’s fiancé who plays an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen into The Flash.” Currently, there’s no word on the inclusion of Raymond’s Firestorm second half, Martin Stein.
So let’s just get this out of the way because we all know you’re wondering: no, we don’t know if or when Robbie and Stephen will share screen time together, but they have to, right? That’s just too good of an opportunity to pass up. Wouldn’t that make for just the most awesome crossover event? Can anyone else say sweeps?
What do you think of this latest bit of Flash casting? Are you happy to see Robbie Amell back on the small screen? What other DC Universe characters would you like to see on The Flash? Let us know in the comments below!