Updated 2/11: USA Today has a bit more scoop on the suit's tech and if it will shrink:
We all got a recent peek at Palmer’s suit as The Atom, designed by Arrow costumer Maya Mani and debuting in the Feb. 25 episode. But it’s only going to get better from here on out, according to Guggenheim.Original post:
“The suit is very much worth the wait and worth the ungodly amounts of money we spent on it. What’s so cool about it is no one’s ever done this kind of costume on a television show before. We’re always saying we’re going for a feature-quality production here, and the Atom suit is a wonderful example of that.”
But enough about that: Is the Atom going to shrink like in the comic books?
“Not at first, or perhaps ever. He’ll do very cool things — it just won’t involve shrinking.”
Last week also brought the first look at Brandon Routh in the Atom costume -- as a longtime comics fan, what excites you most about seeing Routh in that suit? And what can you tease about what he might get up to while wearing it?On a related note, Carlos Valdes (Cisco on THE FLASH) talked a little about working on the A.T.O.M. suit when ARROW's Ray and Felicity cross-over in THE FLASH's 18 episode title "All-Star Team-Up" featuring Emily Kinney (THE WALKING DEAD) as Atom-villain Bug-Eyed Bandit.
For me, the most satisfying thing about the costume is, it looks like Brandon walked off of a movie set. I've never seen a TV show do a costume of this level of ambition before. He's got a lot of cool tricks up his sleeve. People who are immediately expecting him to shrink are going to be disappointed. I will say that upfront.
We always say, we're doing the "Arrow" version of The Atom. That said, there will be some flying involved, which looks remarkably amazing. He has a lot of little gadgets and tricks and abilities built into that suit. I don't want to spoil exactly what they are, because I think part of the fun of watching is seeing what that suit's going to do next.
Felicity is returning to Central City, and Ray Palmer is coming along with her. What will Cisco make of Ray's Atom armor?
Obviously, I can't say too much, but there's somewhat of an emphasis on the relationship Cisco has with Ray. Fans can definitely expect to see how they connect over shared interests. As Carlos, working in the presence of the Atom suit was a hell of an experience. It's amazing.