As if consisting of two humans in one body and hurling fireballs weren’t enough, Firestorm may be gaining an incredible new power in Season Two of ‘The Flash.’ Robbie Amell, who plays Ronnie Raymond, one of the two merging humans in question, explains that one of his character’s big scenes got cut from the action-packed finale of Season One, which would tie the character closer to the comic book version.
Here is what the actor recently admitted:
“The sad thing is there was a moment in the finale that had to be cut out – just because it was such a massive episode and it didn’t actually have anything to do with plot – where they introduced matter manipulation. There’s a scene where Danielle [Panabaker]’s character is checking my temperature and giving me the once-over. I call Victor [Garber, a.k.a. Prof. Martin Stein] in the room and we merge, and I turn her thermometer into a daffodil. It was just like a really nice, sweet way of showing… because she’s asking if we’re going to be OK, and I’m like, “Actually, we’re getting pretty good at this whole Firestorm thing.” And we merge without even missing a beat and turn that into a flower. It was a nice moment, but ultimately it just didn’t hold any bearing on the plot.
So, matter manipulation I’m sure will be reintroduced, or maybe it will be available on the DVD director’s cut of the episode. But there’s so much they can do with this character. My biggest fear with the character was that he was too powerful. I think that sometimes that can be an issue. I feel like that’s the only problem I ever have with the Superman comic book, is other than Kryptonite, how do you stop this guy? But they’ve done an unbelievable job.”
Fans of the comic book character know that despite his name, Firestorm’s main power has nothing to do with actual flames. He is “The Nuclear Man,” formed when Ronnie Raymond fuses with his high school physics professor Martin Stein. As Amell expressed, Firestorm’s main power is the ability to transmute matter from one form to another. His very appearance plays into his atomic powers: his chest logo isn’t a sun, as is popularly assumed, but the nucleus on an atom with three electrons circling it, and his head is meant to look like a nuclear reactor.
Over the years, Firestorm has evolved as both Raymond and Stein have spent time fused to other people, most famously Jason Rusch who has shared the identity with both men.
Garber has been confirmed as participating in the winter limited series ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ but there has been no mention of Amell appearing. Jason Rusch has already popped up on ‘The Flash’ played by Luc Roderique, so could he merge with Amell in the future, leaving Stein free to time hop with a small band of DC heroes in ‘Legends?’
It’s a possibility.
Keep in mind, Caitlin Snow, in the comics, is Killer Frost, one of Firestorm’s rogues and viewers did get a glimpse of Killer Frost as Barry (Grant Gustin) sprinted through time in the season finale. If the producers decide to convert Caitlin from the slightly awkward scientist in Season One into the frigid-hearted criminal, it only makes sense that her fiancé Ronnie be on hand to try and save her.
What do you think? Do you agree with Amell, that this new power could be too great? Or would you like the character to move closer to the original comic version? Comment below!
Source: Screen Rant