Brandon Routh (Seth, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) is bringing his Ray Palmer character from ARROW to THE FLASH tonight in an episode titled “All-Star Team Up,” which will air Tuesday, April 14, at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW .
In tonight’s episode, Barry (aka The Flash, played by Grant Gustin) is surprised when Felicity arrives from Starling City along with Ray. The pair is visiting Central City (The Flash’s home base) because Ray needs assistance with his super-powered suit he wears as The Atom. The heroes will need to leap into action after a villain unleashes scores of robotic bees on some unsuspecting folks!
This is, of course, Routh’s second super-hero part having played the title role in 2006’s Superman Returns. But how does Ray/The Atom differ from Superman/Clark Kent? “In their humanity, they’re drastically different,” Routh tells Soaps In Depth. “There are some similarities between Clark and Ray in that they’re both ‘geeked out’ a little bit in their enthusiasm for life. They have similar moral standings, I think. Ray can live the life he wants to live but Superman can’t only vicariously through Clark.”
The Atom suit is also far different from the tights worn by The Man Of Steel, which Routh says will help audiences accept him as another super-powered hero. “They told me [this costume] wasn’t going to be like anything I’ve worn before.”