While his character has met a deadly end on both Earth-1 (Firestorm) and Earth-2 (as Deathstorm), Robbie Amell would like to return to the DC TV universe.
While promoting his new project Code 8 with cousin Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell revealed in an interview with Nerdist that he’d like to return to The Flash or even make an appearance on the new Arrow-Flash spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. But he’d prefer to return as Firestorm rather than Deathstorm.
“I had a blast playing Deathstorm, but the bad thing about Deathstorm is that I don’t get to work alongside Victor Garber,” he told Nerdist. “I love Victor and always have a blast shooting with him, so if I were to go back, I would prefer to go back as Ronnie Raymond, Firestorm, so I could spend a few scenes opposite Victor. And it’s more fun to be a hero, so I wouldn’t want to play Deathstorm for too long.”
While Amell’s Ronnie Raymond was an integral half of Firestorm, we’ve seen Firestorm live on with Franz Drameh’s Jefferson “Jax” Jackson on Legends of Tomorrow. But there are no hard feelings. And Amell already has an idea of how both could exist as Firestorm.
“I like Franz a lot. I met him when I was shooting the finale,” Amell said. “He was up there screen testing, and I’m a big fan of his. We hung out for a bit and talked. I was confident that Firestorm was in good hands with him, and I’ve dug his work on Legends of Tomorrow. And it would be fun to show up on Legends, since it’s a time travel show so there could be two versions of Firestorm.”
Sounds like Amell has put some thought into it. Perhaps this is something that’s already been discussed. Regardless we hope that Amell returns to the DC TV universe…and that his character’s fate isn’t death like the previous two times.