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Brandon Routh to play another DC superhero on The CW's Arrow

Jul. 7, 2014by:

When The CW series ARROW returns for a third season this fall, it will be with a very familiar actor donning the persona of a DC Comics character. SUPERMAN RETURNS star Brandon Routh will be joining ARROW to portray Ray Palmer, the man who will become The Atom.

For those not familiar with DC Comics, The Atom is an Ant-Man type hero who is able to shrink himself to the size of, well, an atom. The character has been a part of both the Justice League as well as the Suicide Squad, the latter of which has already played prominently in the second season of ARROW. TVLine shared the following synopsis of the role on ARROW

Ray Palmer, an unparalleled scientist and inventor, is Queen Consolidateds new owner and has mysterious plans for Queen Consolidateds Applied Sciences Division. He is rumored to be a love interest for Felicity.

Routh's career never quite took off after he starred in Bryan Singer's SUPERMAN RETURNS. The actor has worked steadily in films like Edgar Wright's SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD, a recurring role o NBC's CHUCK, and several other smaller projects. It will be cool to see him rejoin the world of comic book characters when ARROW returns this October.

Source: TVLine

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9:08PM on 07/07/2014
That sounds fun. I enjoyed his (spoiler) villainous turn on Chuck. The Season 3 cast seems to be shaping up really nicely: Peter Stormare for the real Count Vertigo and Devon Aoki as Katana are solid choices.
That sounds fun. I enjoyed his (spoiler) villainous turn on Chuck. The Season 3 cast seems to be shaping up really nicely: Peter Stormare for the real Count Vertigo and Devon Aoki as Katana are solid choices.
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12:20AM on 07/08/2014
Oh the irony!
Oh the irony!
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11:06PM on 07/07/2014
It's good to see Routh getting a decent role in a hit show. Atom may not be as well known from the comics, but that could be a good thing.
It's good to see Routh getting a decent role in a hit show. Atom may not be as well known from the comics, but that could be a good thing.
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9:13PM on 07/07/2014
Still think Amell deserves a shot at playing Green Arrow in the Justice League film. The guy is perfect for the role and the show has already done a great job of portraying the character and city.
Still think Amell deserves a shot at playing Green Arrow in the Justice League film. The guy is perfect for the role and the show has already done a great job of portraying the character and city.
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4:25AM on 07/08/2014
oh look, the biggest comic book fan on the planet is back.

i was hoping you had went for good!
oh look, the biggest comic book fan on the planet is back.

i was hoping you had went for good!
9:10PM on 07/07/2014
As long as Arrow's season three can be as good as season one & two, I'm game.
As long as Arrow's season three can be as good as season one & two, I'm game.
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5:22PM on 07/08/2014
He was the title character in the movie adaptation of the Spanish comics/novels Dylan Dog. The movie wasn't very good but he was in it.
He was the title character in the movie adaptation of the Spanish comics/novels Dylan Dog. The movie wasn't very good but he was in it.
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12:50PM on 07/08/2014
I'm happy about this. I like the guy. I'm glad he's back in the comic book world. Also glad he's not playing an iconic superhero. It should be good to see him show up in Arrow. He was awesome in Scott Pilgrim.
I'm happy about this. I like the guy. I'm glad he's back in the comic book world. Also glad he's not playing an iconic superhero. It should be good to see him show up in Arrow. He was awesome in Scott Pilgrim.
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12:11PM on 07/08/2014

I really liked Brandon Routh's take on Superman

and he was great in SCOTT PILGRIM. I hope this leads to bigger and better things for him.
and he was great in SCOTT PILGRIM. I hope this leads to bigger and better things for him.
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11:16AM on 07/08/2014

Isn't it sad?

The guy who once was Superman (and a great one I might say - not the film but he was great), now have to play a secondary superhero in a TV-series - and that is considered a highlight in his career since SR.
Okay, better than nothing (and Arrow is actually good), but still...
The guy who once was Superman (and a great one I might say - not the film but he was great), now have to play a secondary superhero in a TV-series - and that is considered a highlight in his career since SR.
Okay, better than nothing (and Arrow is actually good), but still...
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3:44AM on 07/08/2014
Hope it doesn't get awkward if Tom Welling makes a cameo
Hope it doesn't get awkward if Tom Welling makes a cameo
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1:04AM on 07/08/2014
Atom came before Ant-Man.. Just saying ;)

but m happy with this casting and m happy for Routh... hope this is a new Strategy that Arrow is developing of introducing a new hero every season to test the reaction and eventually making it into a new series ala Flash.
Atom came before Ant-Man.. Just saying ;)

but m happy with this casting and m happy for Routh... hope this is a new Strategy that Arrow is developing of introducing a new hero every season to test the reaction and eventually making it into a new series ala Flash.
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