Published On: Mon, May 18th, 2015

Brandon Routh leads ‘Legends of Tomorrow’

From the explosive finale on Arrow Brandon Routh’s Atom/Ray Palmer will now head a new team, the Legends of Tomorrow and talked with CBM about the transition and is incredibly happy playing the billionaire tech guru and “lightening the mood” on the dark season 3 of Arrow.

“It’s fun! That’s, you know, that’s how I like to live my life most of the time, and it became a part of Ray Palmer. It allows for more comedy and contrast between the darkness on Arrow, but without being too much. I mean, obviously, you could have too much energy, but I think that was the purpose of having Ray on season 3, to bring up the mood and lighten it a little bit at times.”

Routh continued: “Ray did change a little bit from the first couple episodes, and definitely molded into both what the writers are giving me, but also what they are letting me do….I think in the beginning, he was intended to be maybe a little bit more brash, and as it went on, that brashness became just exuberance about life and his geekiness with the tech. That was something I brought and really enjoyed bringing to him.”

Now Palmer heads the team with White Canary, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Hawkgirl and Firestorm saying, “I think he’ll have a similar purpose, bringing the comedy as well as the superhero stuff. But I think Ray will tend to be a little more of a leader of the team, having been a businessman and running Palmertech, being a billionaire, he knows how to bring people together and have them work as a team.”

Check out the full interview here

Routh co-stars with Caity Lotz, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Ciara Renee,  Arthur Darvill, Victor Garber, Franz Drameh, with Stephen Amell, David Ramsey and Grant Gustin appearing as well.





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