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Even though half of Firestorm seemingly perished during the opening of season two of The Flash, Robbie Amell is not done with the show yet as he is set to return as the Nuclear Man once again but with one major change.
Through Entertainment Weekly, The CW has revealed that Amell will return as Ronnie Raymond in an upcoming episode of The Flash, but when the character makes his return, he’ll be the Earth-Two version of Ronnie Raymond, who instead of playing the heroic Firestorm will be the villainous Deathstorm.
Ronnie Raymond was formerly the other half of Firestorm alongside Martin Stein (Victor Garber), but he sacrificed himself in the season two premiere to save Central City from being destroyed by the singularity. So when Amell returns, he’ll actually be portraying the Earth-Two version of Ronnie, who went down a very different path from the one that his Earth-One counterpart did.
“We are beyond excited to have Robbie back on The Flash,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells EW. “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.”
So far only two versions of Deathstorm have appeared in the DC Comics universe. The first one appeared during the Blackest Night event when Ronnie Raymond was raised from the dead as a zombified black lantern. The second one was the evil version of Firestorm from the Crime Syndicate, an evil version of the Justice League from Earth-Three, which seems to be the one that the show runners are using as inspiration for their version of Deathstorm over the zombie lantern one.
While Ronnie may be gone, Firestorm’s (Victor Garber and Franz Drameh) adventures will continue on in Legends of Tomorrow which is set to premier on Thursday, January 21 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.
The Flash will return on Tuesday, January 19 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.