Robbie Amell Reveals Flash Cut Scene Featured Matter Manipulation
Robbie Amell plays Ronnie Raymond, one half of the DC super hero Firestorm.
Fans of the comics that are familiar with the character known Firestorm to be a power house, and now Amell reveals a cut scene from an episode of The Flash featured Firestorm using his matter manipulation powers.
Amell tells Screen Rant they cut the scene because they felt it didn't fit with the story, but offers we may see the new power in Season 2:
“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 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.”
Other powers Firestorm uses in the comics that we have yet to see include affecting organic matter, regenerating lost limbs and tissues, shapeshifting, flying at super fast speed and become intangible.