Firestorm Is The Newest DC Hero To Join The Arrow/Flash TV Universe

Greg Berlanti is apparently dead-set on brining the entire DC universe to television. Besides all the heroes and villains who have already been added to Arrow's next season, Robbie Amell has just been cast as Ronnie Raymond, a.k.a. Firestorm, in The Flash.

Robbie, who is the cousin of Arrow star Stephen Amell, recently has his schedule freed up when The CW canceled his series The Tomorrow People after just one season. I guess they liked him, though, because he's apparently going to join the third episode and then be a recurring character. In fact, he was supposed to show up in the pilot, according to Berlanti, as a S.T.A.R. Labs maintenance worker who played a role in the accident that gives Barry Allen his Flash powers.

So with Robbie Amell as Firestorm, Brandon Routh as The Atom, and Devin Aoki as Katana — for starters — the DC television universe is getting bigger and better all the time. And if The Flash is a hit — and it's looking like it will be — I can easily see another DC superhero show or two getting added to The CW's schedule in 2015. Because if Berlanti can add Firestorm to the word of Arrow and the Flash he can basically add anybody (that Warner Bros. will let him, of course).

Which means we're getting pretty close to a Justice League roster here, albeit more of a Justice League International-type line-up than the usual heavy hitters. I doubt the CW has the money to pay for a Justice League show — I mean, ABC barely has the money for Agents of SHIELD, let alone a series where half a dozen people have special powers that require unique special effects — but that doesn't mean they couldn't do a massive, week-long crossover event. The future of the TV DC universe is look as bright as the top of Firestorm's head.

[Via Variety]