ARROW's Brandon Routh Reflects On SUPERMAN RETURNS; Confirms Costume For 'The Atom'

ARROW's Brandon Routh Reflects On SUPERMAN RETURNS; Confirms Costume For 'The Atom'

In the following interview, Arrow star Brandon Routh reflects on his role as the Man of Steel in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns and reveals that he's seen drawings of the suit which we will ultimately see him don as The Atom at some point in The CW series. Check it out!


Talking to the hosts of The DJ Tanner Show about his role as Ray Palmer in the third season of Arrow, Brandon Routh seemingly confirmed that he will at some point be suiting up as The Atom in The CW series. He's already shot the first six episodes and revealed that he's yet to don the suit, but the fact that concept art has been created is a pretty good indication that we'll see him become a superhero at some point during the third season! "It's a totally different suit and I haven't been in it yet, I've only seen drawings," Routh revealed when asked how it compares to his Superman Returns costume. "It's a very different character and I really can't say too much about what the suit's going to look like - just that it's very different and I don't believe it has a cape, which doesn't really surprise anybody if you've seen The Atom in the comics."

As for how he feels to be part of Arrow's third season, the actor added: "[It's] a cool opportunity; it's a cool show with a huge following. They do a great job grounding the show. Having my character on there -- he has a lot of different elements. I get to come on there and [do some] comedy in a pretty dark world. My character, Ray Palmer, interacts with Felicity mostly in the episodes I've shot so far and it's just a lot of fun. I have a great time working with Emily. I think it's going to add it a whole new element to the show that I think fans will like, whether they dislike Ray getting into the middle of the Oliver/Felicity relationship or not."

Superman Returns inevitably came up, and though he said no one has "had the balls" to insult the movie or his performance to his face, he does seem to meet a lot of people who are ashamed to be fans of the Bryan Singer helmed movie. "It doesn't weigh on me and never really did," Routh said when asked to reflect on his role in the divisive movie. "I took the job knowing full well that was going to be something that was going to be part of my life probably forever. Thankfully, it's in a good way. I'm proud of the movie and a lot of people enjoyed it so that helps, I guess. And having it be such an inspirational, iconic role, that's a nice thing to carry with me and have it be part of who people see me as." Are you looking forward to seeing The Atom in Arrow?
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