With the changeup in The Flash‘s Firestorm’s identity, many thought it was the end of seeing actor Robbie Amell suit up in the role. Of course, with the ongoing multiverse plot surrounding “Earth 2,” the door was wide open to see at least an alternate version of Amell’s character walk through a portal…
…and apparently he did. “Canadagraphs” tweeted out a blurry set photo of Amell in a new costume which likely belongs to his prior character’s Earth 2 counterpart.
We know little else about the character’s “return,” but it’ll likely be a very interesting one.
The Flash returns to The CW on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Update: So, we were a bit wrong – it’s not Earth 2 Firestorm we’re seeing here, but Earth 2 Deathstorm. And besides Deathstorm, we may also get to see Killer Frost as well. Color me slightly surprised.
The Flash introduced Firestorm to the Arrowverse canon this last season, and most people were excited to see the character listed on the roster of the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow series. Firestorm is a unique character though, as he’s the amalgamation of two people.
In The Flash, the character appeared as a fusion of Victor Garber’s Martin Stein and Robbie Amell’s Ronnie Raymond.
Between tons of superheroes, expertly choreographed action and pretty decent visual effects for a network show, this series is already looking to be something huge. I can’t help but imagine the Arrow-verse team are doing things just to show how easy it would be to do some form of live action Justice league.
It’s true that rumors of another Arrow-verse show have been bubbling up for a few weeks now but it has just been reported that the CW is developing a new spinoff featuring several recurring characters from both Arrow and The Flash along with “three major DC Characters who haven’t appeared on TV before.” What is weird is who they have attached for it.
Brandon Routh (The Atom)
Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold)
Victor Garbor (Half of Firestorm)
And Caity Lotz (The Canary who’s sorta Dead)
(I just died typing “Half of Firestorm”)
So yeah, weird team. Not sure what to make of it yet, but this is fueling my belief that The CW wants one DC comics TV show on every night.
We also talk about the changes coming to Marvel comics with different characters taking up the helms of Thor and Captain America, Arrowverse casting, Harmony Gold not being awful for once, Homestar Runner coming back from the dead, and the expansion of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.