Maniacs, we are sorry we missed this news last week. It is pretty big news and marks the return of Brandon Routh to the DC Universe! Superman Returns star Brandon Routh has signed on to play the Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, on The CW’s Arrow. This will be a recurring role on the series.
From Variety: “The Atom, in the show’s third season. His character is a scientist and inventor that will have an unexpected yet mysterious role in the lives of Oliver and Felicity.
In the DC Comics, The Atom can shrink down to subatomic size. Routh’s appearance on the show will mark the first time the character will appear in a live-action series”.
This is not the first time that one actor has played a different superhero role in the same comic book universe. See Chris Evans on Captain America and the Fantastic Four. Like Evans’, this dual role is not technically part of the same universe or medium. It will be great to see The Atom on TV as well as Routh back in action.
Arrow returns Oct. 8th on The CW.