It’s almost unfair how many months are left until Season 2 of The Flash, and we’ve got so many questions after that spectacular season finale. One of those questions involves the future of the hot-headed hero Firestorm and alter egos Ronnie Raymond and Dr. Martin Stein, and it looks like we might get a few answers by the end of the Season 2 premiere, as all of those characters will pop by to hopefully share some insight.
The news comes from Victor Garber, who portrays Stein on The Flash and is set to continue the role for the spinoff Legends of Tomorrow. He spoke with THR about Firestorm’s future (in the vaguest way possible) and here’s how he teased the next time we’ll see him.
Robbie [Amell] and I will be joined on the first episode of the season of The Flash, and then we’ll see what happens.
It’s that “see what happens” part that has us the most excited, as Robbie Amell has not been mentioned in cast listings for Legends of Tomorrow, despite the fact that Firestorm will be one of the central heroes. We’ve wondered what kind of explanation will come about, hypothesizing that maybe a different actor/character will take Ronnie’s place in the Firestorm tandem, or if Stein will figure out a way to harness all of the power himself.
But even if we don’t fully understand things by the end of the season premiere, he confirms that explanations for the split will be given on both The Flash and Arrow, the latter of which will be heading into Season 4 this fall. At this point, neither Firestorm nor his two alter egos have appeared on Arrow, so it’ll be interesting to see how these characters will be used as a connection between the series. Or which ones will even be showing up.
The Flash writers tweeted recently that they’re back on the job for Season 2, which may explain how Garber already knows what’s going to happen in the premiere. Or maybe he’s already clued in on the entirety of his character arc as he shifts from The Flash to Legends of Tomorrow (and possibly back again). Sometimes creative teams leave the actors in the dark, but The CW’s connected DC Universe is hardly your average TV scenario, so they might have let these guys know what’s up just to keep everyone sane. When you’re dealing with multiple timelines and parallel universes, things can get tricky.
Season 2 of The Flash is set to kick off this fall, with Legends of Tomorrow premiering at midseason.