Posted July 8, 2014 by Yuri Mangahas in Comics

OFFICIAL: Brandon Routh To Appear On Arrow As THE ATOM!

Arrow’s third season hasn’t officially started yet, but CW has began ramping up for the said show as they revealed the unexpected addition of a familiar face to the Vigilante’s world: Brandon Routh.

Yes, you’re not deceived by your eyes. Brandon will be taking on the recurring role of Ray Palmer/The Atom for the upcoming season this fall. The showrunners also dropped a tidbit regarding the character:

“An unparalleled scientist and inventor, Ray will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver and Felicity as the new owner of Queen Consolidated. Palmer’s plans for Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division will be shrouded in mystery.”

This is not the first time the actor has played a comic book role. He portrayed the titular character in the 2006 film Superman Returns, followed by the theatrical adaptation of Dylan Dog  in 2011.

Aside from Routh, Devon Aoki and Karl Yune has been cast as Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana and Maseo Yamashiro respectively for Oliver Queen’s flashback scenes. Arrow will be returning on TV come Oct. 8.


Yuri Mangahas

Yuri is magnanimously juggling between two managerial jobs: A technical manager position for an advertising/copy-writing company, and an associate editorial position for a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Nevertheless, he still finds time taking photos and seeking for geek nirvana.