Brandon Routh Joins ARROW Season 3 As 'The Atom'

The former Superman will get his chance to play another major DC superhero when he joins the CW's upcoming third season of Arrow in a recurring role as Ray Palmer, aka The Atom! More past the jump..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 7/7/2014


He's already played the Man Of Steel on the big screen in the fan-panned Superman Returns, and now TV Line report that Brandon Routh is set to play another DC Comics superhero, this time on the CW's Arrow. According to the site, Routh will appear in a recurring guest star capacity in the third season of the show as Ray Palmer, aka The Atom. They also offer the following: "An unparalleled scientist and inventor, Ray will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver and Felicity as the new owner of Queen Consolidated. Palmer’s plans for Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division will be shrouded in mystery." Word is Routh's deal will span 14 episodes, and that he will be a love interest for Felicity Smoak. Thoughts?
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batz11 - 7/7/2014, 8:54 AM
No way, way? wow...
MrSotoMan - 7/7/2014, 8:57 AM
Wow.....what a downfall for this guy.
JBatesyFilmreviews - 7/7/2014, 8:58 AM
Didn't like him as Superman but I can see him doing a good job with The Atom, Very excited for this!!
MrSotoMan - 7/7/2014, 8:58 AM
TrOnKniGhT - 7/7/2014, 8:59 AM
now we really know they won't be combining the TV and movie universes
batz11 - 7/7/2014, 8:59 AM
...guess they wanna get the lil' guy in before Ant-Man...nice move DC.
JBatesyFilmreviews - 7/7/2014, 8:59 AM
If CW can nail the look of super speed on a tv budget, they could do a good job with a shrinking effect! Perhaps another spin off?!
MrSotoMan - 7/7/2014, 9:00 AM
Perhaps another........Routh does need a job.
Gyasiman - 7/7/2014, 9:00 AM
Arrow is the DC Universe brought to life. Simply amazing.
MrReese - 7/7/2014, 9:02 AM


[frick] U Mr.Routh!!!!!
ALegendaryPanda - 7/7/2014, 9:03 AM
Who the hell is The Atom?
RedNTheHood - 7/7/2014, 9:04 AM
I don't like this guy.
Phronesis - 7/7/2014, 9:04 AM
Surprisingly, I'm ok with the his casting.
MrReese - 7/7/2014, 9:05 AM
Gyasiman - 7/7/2014, 9:05 AM
@TrOnKniGhT Ummm, this didn't really affect that theory. At all. If anything, this only strengthens it, as Brandon Routh is a big screen actor first, TV actor second. Kinda weird to cast the former Superman in a small screen show on the CW. Makes me think there are plans of including him in the movies. 0_o
SnapperCarr - 7/7/2014, 9:06 AM
NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!

I'm a huge Atom fan. This guy can't act for shit nor does he look anythingood like Ray.
Jollem - 7/7/2014, 9:07 AM
right on. good to see he's still kickin' in the superhero game
SnapperCarr - 7/7/2014, 9:07 AM
*anything
Jollem - 7/7/2014, 9:07 AM
ATOM BEFORE ANT-MAN. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MrSotoMan - 7/7/2014, 9:08 AM
Damn 14 episodes though, that is like the bulk of the whole damn season.

SHIT!
MrReese - 7/7/2014, 9:08 AM
@ALegendaryPanda DCs Ant-Man

Gandhi - 7/7/2014, 9:10 AM
Could give this guy an Indigo ring, b*tches like Indigo rings
batz11 - 7/7/2014, 9:13 AM
ALegendaryPanda - 7/7/2014, 9:13 AM
@MrReese

Oh okay! Thanks dude
cipher - 7/7/2014, 9:13 AM
StarYeezus - 7/7/2014, 9:13 AM
I see what you did there DC...

0megaDaGod - 7/7/2014, 9:13 AM
LMAO!

This is cool, but it is kinda funny how much this doesn't gel with the pro-Arrow crowd

Here's hoping they put the actual Atom in the show. That would be a dope dimension to add to what they're doing with Arrow and Flash. Routh could actually cross polinate between both shows
JoJo1982 - 7/7/2014, 9:13 AM
Wow..... I'm more surprised that their doing The Atom then Brandon Routh
Sounds cool, he's been missing in action lately, the best thing I saw him in is Scott Pilgrim movie.
Gusto - 7/7/2014, 9:14 AM

This news has clearly stunned Pasto.

Jollem - 7/7/2014, 9:14 AM
JoJo1982 - 7/7/2014, 9:15 AM
DC trying to get Atom before Marvel brings out Antman movie

Sneaky sneaky, lol
SnapperCarr - 7/7/2014, 9:15 AM
@ALegendaryPanda He's DC's Antman counterpart (though he did come first) and was the second recruit to the Justice League after Green Arrow.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/7/2014, 9:16 AM
cool,i really like Brandon Routh, imo he was a good superman/clark kent(its the movie that wasnt good imo) and he was also pretty good as a good guy turned bad guy in Daniel Shaw on Chuck..nice to see more characters on arrow..i think he will make a good addition
SupermanFan - 7/7/2014, 9:16 AM
YES YES YES - Enjoyed Superman Returns, Chuck & Dylan Dog - Rock on Routh !
batz11 - 7/7/2014, 9:16 AM
Ciph, you just depressed me more not having Edgar for Ant-Man...that clip...LOL...
blackandyellow - 7/7/2014, 9:17 AM
That's dirty. DC just snaked Marvel.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/7/2014, 9:17 AM
oh and he was good in scott pilgrim as the vegan evil -ex
Superior - 7/7/2014, 9:17 AM
It seems like Routh has been getting SMALLER roles after Superman Returns, haha.
AlphaAndDecima - 7/7/2014, 9:18 AM
LOVE THIS!

Brandon Routh was one of the best things about Superman Returns(and also Kevin Spacey!), but every other thing was damn near awful in that film. Good for Routh for sticking in the superhero genre.

And kudos to the writers and producers for going with The Atom even when everyone thought it would be Ted Kord(which would have made sense), and now I suppose Ted Kord is indeed an older gentleman and not someone younger. This will certainly be awesome…now let's see if we do indeed see The Atom, costume and all.
MrSotoMan - 7/7/2014, 9:18 AM
I wonder what those 14 episodes will be

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PALMER GETS POWERS! IMPORTANT!!!
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