When we last saw Ronnie Raymond on The Flash, the one-half of Firestorm seemingly died while stopping the black hole in Central City. This has led to Martin Stein uniting with a new partner, Jax, to continue as Firestorm. But is Ronnie really dead?
As we all know, death is not always a permanent thing on The Flash and its sister show, Arrow. Characters who were thought to be dead can still return; examples include Sara Lance, Malcolm Merlyn and even Oliver Queen. Meanwhile, The Flash has used time travel to undo character deaths, while this season is exploring the Multiverse, which has infinite Earths and infinite doppelgangers of other characters. This has led to Harrison Wells, who died on Earth-1, to return as an Earth-2 version.
Now, it has been confirmed that Ronnie Raymond is returning to The Flash, but there’s a twist. According to Entertainment Weekly, Robbie Amell will reprise his role of Raymond in an upcoming episode this season. The catch is that this Ronnie will be the Earth-2 version. And, instead of Firestorm, he will be the villain known as Deathstorm.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg had this to say about Ronnie’s return. “We are beyond excited to have Robbie back on The Flash. You can’t keep a good Firestorm down. Only this time, he’s back with a twist, a deadly Earth-Two version of our beloved Ronnie in the form of Deathstorm.” Oh, and on Earth-2, Ronnie is still in love with Caitlin Snow, who is Killer Frost in this world, and the couple will wreak havoc.
Stay tuned for more news as we have it. The Flash returns to The CW on Tuesday, January 19th at 8 PM EST.