Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Looks like Justice is coming back for Brandon Routh... As Deadline and ComicBook.com have reported the good news that the former "Superman" actor is now tapped to play Ray Palmer, aka the size-changing superhero called The Atom, who'll make an appearance in the third season of The CW's hit superhero TV Series, Arrow!
The news is fascinating and great for fans who enjoyed Routh but didn't get to see much of his talents flourish after starring in the semi-reboot Superman sequel film "Superman Returns" in 2006 as the titular character. After Warner Bros. decided not to push through with the direction the movie made and rebooted everything that resulted in Henry Cavill taking over as Superman for 2013's "Man Of Steel", Routh literally was left to do other TV and movie roles, with one of his recent last films being Dylan Dog: Dead of Night.
Now, it appears that #JusticeForBrandonRouth has indeed arrived and he is back in the DC Universe in a new heroic role. The details state that from the 14 episodes he'll be appearing in the third season, Ray Palmer will be the new figurehead behind Queen Consolidated, and will interact with Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen and Emily Bett Rickard's Felicity Smoak. How that will play out and work, we'll just have to wait and see when Arrow hits on October 8th!