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Robbie Amell Joins The Flash as Ronnie Raymond, 1/2 of Firestorm

Robbie Amell 3_53bcccd9e70f72.87499037Actor Robbie Amell is joining this falls The Flash in a recurring role as Ronnie Raymond. Folks might know Raymond better as his superhero alter-ego, 1/2 of Firestorm!

In the world of The Flash, Ronnie is a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and Dr. Caitlin Snow’s fiancé, and he plays an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen into the Flash.

Firestorm is a bit different, in that it takes two individuals to “make” the hero, as Ronnie gets fused with his Firestorm partner in herodom, Jason Rusch. Will we see Rusch be popping up too?

Interestingly enough, Amell is the younger cousin of fellow DC Comics’ alum, actor Stephen Amell, star of Arrow.

The Flash airs on The CW this fall.