The Flash has a writing staff that’s more obsessed with reanimation than Mary Shelley, and the latest character to reemerge is Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell). Robbie Amell, the other half of Firestorm, sacrificed himself to save Central City, but on Earth-Two he’s alive and well, embracing the Dark Side as Deathstorm.
So far on Season 2 of The Flash, Earth-Two has provided audiences with alternate versions of characters and doppelgangers that are sometimes entirely different than the ones we know. We have discovered that Dr. Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), who is Ronnie Raymond’s widowed wife, will appear as Killer Frost from Earth-Two. Robbie Amell will return as a villain this time, just like his Earth-Two character’s better half. Caitlin Snow’s doppelganger will also be embracing the dark side, possibly a plot device we’ll be seeing frequently this season.
The executive producer of The Flash weighed in on Robbie’s return saying, “We are beyond excited to have Robbie back on The Flash. You can’t keep a good Firestorm down. Only this time, he’s back with a twist, a deadly Earth-Two version of our beloved Ronnie in the form of Deathstorm.” Robbie Amell remarked about Deathstorm, “It’s so much more fun to be bad.”
In the New Earth Universe comics, Firestorm is brought back as Deathstorm during the Blackest Night event. He returns as a member of the Black Lantern Corps. Since the comics don’t exactly match up with the television spin-off of The Flash, we can expect Ronnie Amell’s character to be something new and fresh.
Below, you can see a tweet from Canadagraphs showing Robbie Amell in his new suit as Deathstorm on-set. He will likely look very different once CGI is implemented. The Flash’s second half of season 2 returns January 19 on The CW.
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