It has already been confirmed that CW’s The Flash is bringing one of the fan favorite character of the first season and now we will see one more familiar face this season. EW has reported that Robbie Amell will reprise his role as Ronnie Raymond in an upcoming episode, though he won’t quite be the same superhero viewers remember. While Ronnie Raymond was one of the key recurring characters during The Flash Season 1, his time in Season 2 was short-lived, seemingly perishing in the premiere. Martin Stein has since found a new Firestorm partner in Jefferson Jackson for Legends of Tomorrow, so The Nuclear Man’s future is safe on TV.
“You can’t keep a good Firestorm down,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told Entertainment Weekly. “Only this time, he’s back with a twist, a deadly Earth-Two version of our beloved Ronnie in the form of Deathstorm.”
In the comics, during the Blackest Night, Ronnie Raymond came “back to life” as a member of the Black Lantern Corps and went on a tirade alongside his fellow Black Lanterns. Deathstorm possesses all the powers of the Firestorm as he was formed by the same firestorm matrix. Even after Ronnie was legitimately resurrected by the White Lantern, Deathstorm continued to operate as a separate entity during “Brightest Day” until he and the other independent Black Lanterns were destroyed by the White Lantern’s light. It looks like aspect of that Deathstorm will be combined with the New 52’s Deathstorm, who is Martin Stein from Earth 3. The aforementioned Deathstorm is the relatively recent creation of Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis.
On Earth-Two, Ronnie and Caitlin are still a couple and are definitely a force to be reckoned with as Killer Frost and Deathstorm. The Flash returns Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.