Ever since it was announced that Brandon Routh would be playing DC genius Ray Palmer on Arrow, the question has been whether or not he’ll suit up to become The Atom.
Some have thought ‘yes’. Others thought ‘not yet’. Well, we now have the answer, courtesy of Brandon Routh himself!
Brandon told the DJ Tanner Show podcast that:
“It’s a totally different suit and I haven’t been in it yet, I’ve only seen some drawings. It’s a very different character and I really can’t say too much about what the suit’s going to look like. Just that it’s very different and I don’t believe there’s a cape, which doesn’t really surprise anybody if you’ve seen The Atom in the comics.”
He goes on…
“They’re kind of waiting. Making it dramatic, I suppose. I’m not sure of the end date… we’ve filmed six episode so far, six of twenty-two, so there’s a long way to go yet.”
So there you have it, the suit IS being made for him to wear. The only question is when, and as Brandon said they just finished up episode six of the season, so there’s plenty of time to get him into it.
The third season of Arrow will premiere on Oct. 8.