With The Flash returning for Season 2 next week, there are still several questions fans are awaiting answers for. One of those questions is the fate of Firestorm, a character formed by the merging of Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell). Robbie Amell has confirmed that he will be back on The Flash, but Victor Garber will eventually be transitioning to The CW's midseason series DC's Legends of Tomorrow, airing next spring. Today we have a new Season 2 trailer for The Flash, which reveals that there will be a brand new version of Firestorm in both shows.
The trailer reveals a brief glimpse of Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) alongside DC's Legends of Tomorrow character Jay Jackson (Franz Drameh), who is seen wearing a modified version of the Nuclear Man suit worn by Robbie Amell last season. It isn't known when Franz Drameh will appear on The Flash, but it seems his appearance will help set up the new Firestorm that will be showcased in DC's Legends of Tomorrow. The move makes sense, since Robbie Amell was never confirmed as part of the DC's Legends of Tomorrow cast, but it remains to be seen how he will now be used in The Flash. In the comics, there have been other characters who have taken over the Firestorm Matrix, such as Mikhail Arkadin and Jason Rusch.
While it hasn't been previously announced that Franz Drameh's Jay Jackson will appear on The Flash, it has been confirmed that characters such as White Canary (Caity Lotz) and Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) will be introduced in both Arrow and The Flash before DC's Legends of Tomorrow. It seems possible that fans will get a glimpse of every DC's Legends of Tomorrow on both of the hit shows before this midseason series kicks off, especially since the network used the same tactic to introduce Barry Allen before The Flash.
In related news, Variety reports that actress Vanessa Williams (When Marnie Was There) has signed on to play the wife of Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) and mother of Iris West (Candice Patton) on the series. It isn't known when she will make her debut in Season 2 yet, and details about her character are being kept under wraps. The actress previously starred in the horror classic Candyman with Tony Todd, who is providing the voice for this season's main villain Zoom. She is not to be confused with Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives star Vanessa Williams.
If that wasn't enough Flash news for one day, Teddy Sears has posted a new photo of his full Jay Garrick costume on his Instagram page. What do you think about Franz Drameh's Jay Jackson becoming the new Firestorm? Do you have any theories about how The Flash will now use Robbie Amell's Ronnie Raymond? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more on The Flash.