KSiteTV reports that “Supernatural” and “Godzilla” alum Luc Roderique has been cast as Jason Rusch in “The Flash.” The character is set to appear in the series’ tenth episode and is described as “a graduate student at Hudson University, he was part of Martin Stein’s research team on the F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. project.”
In addition to a guest-starring role in a “Supernatural” episode and a small role in “Godzilla,” the half-Trinidadian, half-German actor is set to appear in another comics-based CW show: the “iZombie” pilot.
In the comics, Jason Rusch took on the mantle of Firestorm following Ronnie Raymond’s death during the course of “Identity Crisis.” In the New 52 launch series “The Fury of Firestorm,” Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond merge to become Firestorm and played a big role in the launch of the “New 52: Futures End” weekly series.
Jason Rusch’s addition to “The Flash” is understandable given the other Firestorm characters that are already slated to appear on the freshman CW series. Robbie Amell has already appeared as Ronnie Raymond, Victor Garber is set to appear as Professor Martin Stein and Danielle Panabaker’s Caitlin Snow is the civilian alias of Killer Frost in the comic books, a villainous identity long connected to Firestorm. The ties to Firestorm’s mythology certainly fuel speculation that a “Firestorm” television series could be the next logical extension of the CW’s “Arrow”-verse.
“The Flash” airs Tuesdays on The CW.