Professor Martin Stein will be coming to CW’s upcoming television series, The Flash! This announcement follows the news on July 9th that Robbie Amell has been cast as Ronnie Raymond. With no sign of Jason Rusch, when Firestorm eventually appears on the show it seems likely he’ll be the classic configuration.
The news about Stein was revealed earlier today by Executive Producer Greg Berlanti during the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Series stars and producers were on-hand to promote the show. Several news sites are reporting Stein’s addition to the show, but each site seems to have their own bits of information. I’ve included several below.
A few things to note in the reports… They refer to Firestorm, not just Ronnie Raymond and Professor Stein. Just in case anyone was doubting, that sounds like confirmation that Firestorm is in the series (not just Ronnie & Professor Stein)! Also, the reports call Stein, “Firestorm’s other half”, indicating the classic configuration!
As for Robbie Amell coming on board as Ronnie Raymond — one half of DC Comics character Firestorm — reporters were quick to wonder whether Firestorm’s other half, Martin Stein, will also be making an appearance. Berlanti revealed that Stein was initially in the pilot, but was eventually written out. That said, we will meet Stein as Amell’s character evolves.
As previously announced, The Tomorrow People alum Robbie Amell has been cast as one half of Firestorm, and Berlanti announced that the other half, Martin Stein, will later be introduced. Also, the producers are aiming high up on the DC roster. “Between [Arrow and Flash], we’ll have half the Justice League on our two shows this year,” Berlanti says.
Berlanti revealed that there is a good chance viewers will meet Dr. Martin Stein, the other half of Firestorm, revealing that in an early draft, Stein was “in a version of the pilot.”
And as previously announced, Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People) will show up as one-half of Firestorm in episode three, and that the other half of Firestorm—Dr. Martin Stein—will come along as well. “I think as we evolve Firestorm, you’ll definitely meet Stein,” Berlanti said. “We actually had him in a version of the pilot at one point on the train with Barry when he was coming back from Starling.”
So excited! Professor Stein is one of my favorite characters in the Firestorm mythos!
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