Robbie Amell, the cousin of Stephen Amell, a.k.a Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on the CW’s Arrow, has been cast as superhero Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm in the CW’s The Flash. Again, just like how Brandon Routh got cast as the Atom, this is another decision I did not see coming.
I only know Robbie Amell from The Tomorrow People and I haven’t had a chance to watch it, but apparently, show runners of The Flash, like legendary comic book writer Geoff Johns and executive producer Greg Berlanti, are excited about the casting. Personally, I think it’s great DC is taking the opportunity to showcase lesser known heroes. While Arrow is grounded more in reality, The Flash is certainly going to be the show where anything can happen. You want to see heroes with powers, there you go! I get the feeling The Flash is going to be chock full of them.