Jay Jackson Is Other Half Of Firestorm In Legends Of Tomorrow?

Since Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow) joined the cast of DC's Legends of Tomorrow back in April, people have been speculating how his character would fit into the superhero show. Now we have a pretty good clue.

Let's start with what we know. Drameh is playing Jay Jackson, a former high school athlete, whose pro-career was derailed by injury. Now making ends meets as an auto mechanic, Jay will come to have a surprising affiliation to the S.T.A.R. Labs crew.

The surprise affiliation? He's probably replacing Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell) as Professor Martin Stein's other half of the Firestorm matrix.

At San Diego Comic-Con today, Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Phil Klemmer seemingly confirmed the new partnership by saying Jay Jackson is "probably the last person Professor Stein (Victor Garber) wants to share Firestorm with."

Legends Of Tomorrow - When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends.  Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself.  Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will debut midseason on The CW.

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    • DarkWater
    • 959 Posts in 18 Months

    Why not Jason Rusch instead? I'm all for more new characters, but why would they make a new character that pretty much will be Jason, just with a different name. They could have made the Jay character a teleporter or a water bender for lack of a better word or something.

  1. Why replace Ronnie Raymond? Did I miss something in the the first season of flash?

  2. Why replace Ronnie Raymond? Did I miss something in the the first season of flash?

    • mbradleyc
    • 112 Posts in 16 Months

    Oh WTF?

  3. So... it's pretty much Cyborg as Firestorm? Very classy, CW.

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