Published On: Sun, Oct 19th, 2014

Brandon Routh talks ‘Arrow’ season 3 role, ‘The Flash’ tie-in and uniform

While the Arrow is back and The Flash is just beginning, fans may be pleased to learn more about another hero in the mix, The Atom. Superman Returns star Brandon Routh plays Ray Palmer and appears on the Arrow as part of a hostile takeover of Queen Industries.

Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer Atom Arrow season 3Talking with MTV, Routh discussed some sort of a flashback episode that Arrow executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg were thinking about when the actor joined the series. The episode could focus entirely on Ray Palmer or “just about the day that something happened in his life at the same time that it happened in other characters’ lives.”

“Marc said that if the shrinking was going to happen, it’s more likely to be on The Flash. But I have no knowledge of a crossover or any of that. Arrow is very grounded in reality, so nobody really has any powers. That is a challenging thing, to have you bring a character like the Atom in, with his trademark thing being that he shrinks…”

The current storyline has Palmer “chasing” after Felicity.

“I continue to pursue Felicity to hire her,” Routh told MTV News. “She’s the best tech brain in the city, or maybe even further than that. I definitely had my eyes on her from the beginning — coming to Tech Village for the first time, not necessarily knowing anything about what she looks like. [It was] just about her brain and her abilities and skills. I continue to do that, but once I see her and meet her, maybe it becomes a dual purpose. But at the forefront I need her skills for my plans, as I continue to try to make them happen. And Ray Palmer tends to get what he wants.”

Fans need to know there is certainly more planned for Palmer in the CW universe.”

“They have a plan [for Ray’s powers], I just don’t know all of it because I am a silly actor and I tend to run my mouth just like other silly actors, so they don’t tell us everything,” he said. “But just because he’s not shrinking doesn’t mean that he might not be doing something else, or be involved in some other kind of superhero-y way. I know that there is some type of suit thing happening, though I’m not at liberty to discuss much. But it looks cool, and I would be happy to wear it.”

Check out the full details from Routh HERE

Arrow Season 3 airs Wednesdays at 8pm ET on CW.

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