Arrow Season 3 spoilers: Superman joins the cast

Arrow Season 3 spooilers: Who is Brandon Routh playing in The CW’s superhero show?

Brandon Routh in Superman Returns
Brandon Routh in Superman Returns

According to TVLine, Arrow Season 3 has added Superman Returns and occasional Chuck star Brandon Routh to the cast.

Routh will have a recurring role as Ray Palmer, a scientist and new owner of Queen Consolidated with a particular interest in the company’s Applied Sciences Division.

Expect conflict with Oliver and geek girl icon Felicity Smoak, then…

There’s a strong possibility that Routh will be back in the skin-tight red and blue, as in the comics Ray Palmer is better known as the Silver Age incarnation of The Atom.

Ray Palmer kicking ass
Ray Palmer kicking ass 

DC’s answer to Marvel’s ill-fated Ant-Man, The Atom can not only shrink his physical size, but increase it too, while manipulating his weight to gain superhuman levels of endurance and strength whatever his girth. (Hur hur “girth”)

The Silver Age Atom first appeared Showcase #34 (Oct. 1961), by writer Gardner Fox and artist Gil Kane.

Arrow Season Three to The CW on 8 October 2014. You can buy Arrow Season 1 on Blu-ray for £11.25 at Amazon.co.uk.