Brandon Routh Joins “Arrow” As The Atom

Former Superman himself Brandon Routh looks likely to play another superhero from DC Comics mythology – The Atom. The actor is set to play the main recurring guest star in the upcoming third season of The CW’s “Arrow”.

Routh will play Ray Palmer, a scientist, inventor and the new owner of Queen Consolidated. The deal spans fourteen episodes, with the character also serving as a love interest for fan favorite Felicity Smoak.

In the comics, Palmer becomes The Atom, a character that can shrink down to subatomic size. Whether the show will follow through with that we’ll have to wait and see. It’s likely though as the character matches a leaked casting description the other week of one of the new key characters.

Routh joins other announced newcomers this season including Karl Yune, Peter Stormare, Devon Aoki and returning champ John Barrowman who has been upped to a series regular.

Rumors continue to swirl though about appearances by Oded Fehr as Ra’s Al Ghul and Steven R. McQueen as Nightwing, if they’re true they will likely be announced at Comic Con this month.

Source: Deadline