The erstwhile Man of Steel is joining the CW hit’s third season in the recurring role of Ray Palmer, aka DC superhero The Atom, TVLine has learned exclusively.Read more at TVLine.
In addition to his myriad comic book appearances, Ray/The Atom — who can alter the size of his body as well as other objects — has turned up in numerous animated series, including, most recently, Cartoon Network’s Young Justice. Arrow marks the character’s live-action debut.
Brandon Routh, who played Superman on the big screen in Bryan Singer’s 2006 tentpole Superman Returns, has joined the cast of the CW’s superhero drama Arrow as this season’s main recurring guest star. He will play Ray Palmer, a scientist and inventor who will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak as the new owner of Queen Consolidated.In the DC Comics mythology, Palmer is the superhero known as The Atom. We hear the deal will span 14 episodes, and that he will be a love interest for Felicity.Read more at Deadline.
Fun Facts: Brandon recently wrapped production on the indie sci-fi thriller 400 Days with 'Arrow' star Caity Lotz who played 'Black Canary' in season two. #400Days
Peter Stormare, who is also set to appear in "Arrow"'s third season, co-starred with Brandon in the comic book movie "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night."