Robbie Amell Interested In Playing A Marvel Character


When it comes to casting within comic book films, it’s not likely that an actor or actress can crossover between properties. Ryan Reynolds is one of the most notable exceptions, playing both Deadpool and the Green Lantern. Flash star Robbie Amell is hoping to become the next exception.

While attending Heroes & Villains convention in Atlanta, Amell explained that he isn’t partial to any side within the comic book universe.

“No, I have no loyalties. They’ve [DC] killed me a couple of times, and I’ll always gladly go back. But, at the same time, I’m a huge fan of Marvel movies. I like what they’re doing. It has less to do with it being Marvel or DC and more just being a character that I’m interested in and speaks to me.”

Amell’s Firestorm was killed off and briefly returned to The Flash during season two to play his Earth-Two counterpart, Deathstorm. In this alternative universe, Deathstorm was still married to Killer Frost, who made her first appearance on Earth-One this season. It seems possible that because of Flashpoint and constantly changing timeline that Amell could be brought back into the CW superhero fold.

Amell doesn’t appear to have the same brand loyalty that Ezra Miller has towards DC. During an event recently, a fan walked up to Miller with a Marvel comic, that appears to be an issue of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., for an autograph, but Miller would not sign it because it was Marvel.

Heroic Hollywood continues to recap The Flash, read our latest recap here.

The Flash season 3 airs on Tuesday nights at 8/7c on The CW. 




Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis, TV division, joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Heroic, she worked for covering everything from music to...

  • Maxi Iroh

    This dude is kind of hore.
    Leaves Flash because he has another gig, goes back to the show, but this time he has a movie, now he wants to do a Marvel film.

    • Nightwing

      He wanted to star in a Batman Beyond movie as well. But when you weigh in on things, he’s definitely a better actor than his cousin Stephen.

    • Axxell

      Um…he leaves Flash because they killed him…If the show’s not loyal to him, why would he be loyal to them?

      • Maxi Iroh

        Have you read my comment? They had to kill him because he was a regular in another show.

        • Axxell

          What other show?

  • theheartsleeves

    I stopped by to note… that every actor wants to be in a Marvel movie or TV show.. That isn’t news.