Brandon Routh joins Arrow season 3

News Louisa Mellor 8 Jul 2014 - 07:27

The Superman Returns actor has joined Arrow's third season in the role of physicist Ray Palmer...

A physicist with the ability to shrink to subatomic size and an "atomic punch"? That could certainly prove useful in Oliver Queen's battle against the villains and ne'er-do-wells of Starling City. Lucky for Queen then, that Arrow's makers have cast an actor in the role of Atom for the show's forthcoming third season.

Chuck's Brandon Routh - he who sported the red cape and cowlick in 2006 film Superman Returns - will be playing physicist Ray Palmer in Arrow season three, the character later to become superhero Atom.

Described in the official bumf as "an unparalleled scientist and inventor", Routh's character is expected to "play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver and Felicity as the new owner of Queen Consolidated", whose plans for the company's Applied Sciences Division "will be shrouded in mystery". We're betting there's going to be a heavy investment in belt-related research for a start...

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