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Bryan Singer developing The Age of Heroes adaptation

11 July 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having directed 3 X-Men movies (his latest being X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Superman Returns, you would expect Bryan Singer to be moving away from the comic book world before heading back in for X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016. However, Tracking Boards show that his company, Bat Hat Harry, have acquired the rights to The Age of Heroes by James Hudnall for a big screen adaptation.

The Age of Heroes was released in the 1990s. Here’s the synopsis:

When the gods were born, they remade the world in the image of their dreams. This was known as the Age of Gods. When man was created along with other races of beings, fantastic cities were raised, insane magics were forged and unimaginable wars were fought, as the gods battled for supremacy over all creation. This was known as the Age of Wonders. When the gods fled and man was left to make »

- Luke Owen

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"Arrow" Season 3 Starts Shooting

10 July 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to VancouverFilm.Net, "Arrow" Season 3 starts shooting July 9, 2014, the premiere episode "The Calm", from a story by "Arrow" and "The Flash" showrunners Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and script by Marc Guggenheim, Jake Coburn, for director Glen Winter

"...'Season Three' opens with 'Arrow' now a hero to the citizens of 'Starling'. Crime is down, people feel safer, and 'Captain Lance' even calls off the 'Anti-Vigilante Task Force'. Basking in his success, 'Oliver' believes he can finally have a private life and asks 'Felicity' out on a date. But the second Oliver takes his eye off the ball, a deadly villain reappears in Starling, forcing Oliver to realize that he can never be 'Oliver Queen' – not as long as the city needs 'The Arrow'...".

In other "Arrow" Season 3 news, Actor Brandon Routh, star of director Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" will play DC Comics' 'Ray Palmer' aka 'The Atom'. »

- Michael Stevens

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Brandon Routh Joins TV's Arrow

8 July 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Once he was Superman. Now he's The Atom. Brandon Routh, who took the lead in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns in 2006, is joining The CW TV series Arrow for its third season, in the recurring role of one Ray Palmer. He joins the also recently arrived Peter Stormare (playing Count Vertigo) and Devon Aoki (playing Katana).In the original DC comics, Palmer was a professor of physics who developed a shrinking apparatus using matter from a white dwarf star. Naturally he ended up using it on himself (to escape a spelunking tragedy - damn that spelunking!) and was left with the permanent ability to reduce his size to a subatomic level. Accepting his new-found power, he decided to use it for superheroic good guy antics.His role in Arrow has been described as "an unrivalled scientist and inventor who will play an unexpected role in [Green Arrow] Oliver Queen's life". He's to »

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New Arrow Season 3 To Feature The Atom Super Hero,New Details

8 July 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to a recent report from TV Line, the new Arrow season 3 folks have brought on former Superman Returns star ,Brandon Routh (left), to portray a new super hero character, named Ray Palmer aka The Atom. Ray Palmer is described as being an unparalleled scientist and inventor, and will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver and (rumored love interest) Felicity as the new owner of Queen Consolidated. Palmer’s plans for Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division, is going to be shrouded in mystery. Ray's Atom alter ego character can alter the size of his body as well as other objects. Brandon Routh's TV credits include roles in NBC’s late, Chuck, CBS’ short-lived Partners, Crackle’s Chosen ,and Fox’s Enlisted. As previously reported, season 3 is due to debut on Wednesday night, October 8th at 7pm central time on The CW. »

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Brandon Routh, George Lazenby and the one-hit movie wonders

8 July 2014 5:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," it's claimed Andy Warhol once said. Some stars shine much brighter than others, though, and in the case of Hollywood we often see actors hit big early before disappearing without trace.

Brandon Routh, who delivered a sensitive and assured turn as the Man of Steel in 2006's Superman Returns, is one such example. Routh never quite got the breaks he deserved after landing that life-changing role, so it's nice to see him back in the superhero game with an upcoming role as Atom in Arrow.

Digital Spy takes a look back at a handful of stars who couldn't escape their one big role.

Brandon Routh

Plucked from relative obscurity to lead Bryan Singer's lavish Superman sequel, Routh impressively channelled Christopher Reeve on his big screen debut but found leading man roles difficult to come by in the aftermath.

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Brandon Routh joins Arrow season 3

7 July 2014 11:41 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Superman Returns actor has joined Arrow's third season in the role of physicist Ray Palmer...

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A physicist with the ability to shrink to subatomic size and an "atomic punch"? That could certainly prove useful in Oliver Queen's battle against the villains and ne'er-do-wells of Starling City. Lucky for Queen then, that Arrow's makers have cast an actor in the role of Atom for the show's forthcoming third season.

Chuck's Brandon Routh - he who sported the red cape and cowlick in 2006 film Superman Returns - will be playing physicist Ray Palmer in Arrow season three, the character later to become superhero Atom.

Described in the official bumf as "an unparalleled scientist and inventor", Routh's character is expected to "play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver and Felicity as the new owner of Queen Consolidated", whose plans for the company's Applied Sciences Division "will be shrouded »

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'Superman Returns' Star Brandon Routh To Play The Atom On 'Arrow'

7 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Brandon Routh, best known for playing the eponymous superhero in 2006's Superman Returns, is joining the cast of Arrow as fellow DC superhero The Atom.

Brandon Routh Joins 'Arrow'

Routh, 34, will be the upcoming season of Arrow’s main recurring guest star. In his day-to-day, Routh’s superhero character The Atom works as a scientist and inventor known as Ray Palmer. In season three of Arrow, Ray Palmer/ The Atom, becomes the new owner of Queen Consolidated, which causes him to affect the lives of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). He could also become a potential love interest for Felicity, according to Deadline.

The Atom has never before appeared in a live-action series. In the DC Comics, one of the superhero's main powers is shrinking down to subatomic size.

Routh most recently had a recurring role on The Exes and will soon appear »

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Superman Returns Star Brandon Routh Joins Arrow as The Atom

7 July 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh is set to play another superhero, Ray Palmer (aka The Atom), on the upcoming third season of CW's "The Arrow" TV series. TV Line learned that the actor will play a love interest for Felicity Smoak, as well as become the new head of Queen Consolidated. A previous report mentioned that we'll see Palmer suit up as "a tech-powered superhero." Ray Palmer was introduced in 1961 and is capable of shrinking to subatomic sizes. He has been a member of the Justice League and Teen Titans, and shares an adversary, Deathstroke (Manu Bennet), with Green Arrow. "Arrow" airs on Wednesdays at 8pm Est on the CW. The new season is set to premiere on October 8th. »

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Brandon Routh Joins Arrow as The Atom

7 July 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Superman Returns star Brandon Routh will be playing another DC Comics superhero. The actor was recently cast in CW's Arrow series as Ray Palmer, a.k.a. The Atom. 

The character is set to appear in the upcoming third season of the series. The news comes from TV Line, who reports that Palmer will serve as a love interest for Felicity Smoak. He will serve as the new head of Queen Consolidated. Palmer’s plans for Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division will be shrouded in mystery. 

In case you're not familiar with the character, he's capable of shrinking to subatomic sizes, so he could run across one of Arrow's Arrows if he wanted too. Ray Palmer was created by Julius Schwartz, Gardner Fox, and Gil Kane in 1961. He's a member of the Justice League (and Teen Titans at one point). The Atom and Green Arrow also share a common villain in Deathstroke. »

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Brandon Routh to play another DC superhero on The CW's Arrow

7 July 2014 1:39 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

When The CW series Arrow returns for a third season this fall, it will be with a very familiar actor donning the persona of a DC Comics character. Superman Returns star Brandon Routh will be joining Arrow to portray Ray Palmer, the man who will become The Atom. For those not familiar with DC Comics, The Atom is an Ant-Man type hero who is able to shrink himself to the size of, well, an atom. The character has been a part of both the Justice League as well as the Suicide Squad, the latter »

- Alex Maidy

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‘Superman Returns’ Star Brandon Routh Joins CW’s ‘Arrow’

7 July 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Superman Returns” star Brandon Routh is taking flight again — this time in The CW’s comic-book drama “Arrow.”

Routh is set to play the recurring role of Ray Palmer, also known as The Atom, in the show’s third season. His character is a scientist and inventor that will have an unexpected yet mysterious role in the lives of Oliver and Felicity.

In the DC Comics, The Atom can shrink down to subatomic size. Routh’s appearance on the show will mark the first time the character will appear in a live-action series.

Many fans got a taste of Routh as a superhero when he played the Man of Steel in 2006’s “Superman Returns.” He also appeared on network TV in NBC’s “Chuck” and CBS’ “Partners.” Most recently, he had a guest role on Fox’s “Enlisted.”

Routh is the latest star joining the “Arrow” cast in season three: »

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‘Arrow’ Casts Brandon Routh as The Atom

7 July 2014 1:19 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Last year marked the beginning of Warner Bros. and DC’s shared cinematic universe, with the rebooted Superman of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel leading the charge toward the announced (and long-awaited) Justice League film. While divisive, Man of Steel introduced fans to a brand-new Kal-El in the form of British actor Henry Cavill, following the not-so-successful 2006 effort Superman Returns.

That film, of course, starred Brandon Routh as the title character, and though Routh’s performance wasn’t really to blame, it marked the first and only time he got to soar through the skies as the Last Son of Krypton. Now, it seems that Warner Bros./DC will be putting Routh to work once again.

According to TVLine, Routh will appear throughout season 3 ...

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- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Brandon Routh Joins Season 3 of Arrow

7 July 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The CW’s Arrow just picked up Peter Stormare and Devon Aoki, but apparently there’s still room on the season three roster for more because now Brandon Routh is in the mix, too.  Clearly Routh knows a thing or two about donning tights and rocking superhuman powers having starred in Bryan Singer’s 2006 release, Superman Returns, but for those of you who’d rather avoid show spoilers, we’ll save the specifics of his Arrow role for after the jump.  If you’d rather not wait until Arrow returns on Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm Et/Pt for the big reveal, continue on to find out who Routh is bringing to Starling City. As reported by TV Line, Routh will add another DC superhero to his resume courtesy of his new gig on Arrow because his recurring role will be Ray Palmer, the physicist also known as The Atom. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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‘Superman Returns’ Star Brandon Routh Joins Cast of CW's ‘Arrow’

7 July 2014 12:17 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Superman Returns” star Brandon Routh has been tapped to play yet another superhero — The Atom — in the third season of “Arrow,” TheWrap has confirmed. He joins the hit CW show as recurring character Ray Palmer: a scientist and inventor who becomes the new owner of Queen Consolidated and a new force in the lives Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards). Also read: ‘Arrow’ Star Says He Won't Be in ‘Batman v. Superman’ In the DC Comics universe, Palmer is the alter-ego of The Atom, a superhero who changes his size at will, so it should be interesting. »

- Travis Reilly

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Brandon Routh to play The Atom in Arrow season 3

7 July 2014 11:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Superman Returns star Brandon Routh is heading back to the DC Universe, with TV Line reporting that the former Man of Steel has signed on to play Ray Palmer – a.k.a. The Atom – in a recurring role in the upcoming third season of Arrow.

Describing the character as “an unparalleled scientist and inventor”, the site reports that “Ray will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver and (rumored love interest) Felicity as the new owner of Queen Consolidated. Palmer’s plans for Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division will be shrouded in mystery.”

Routh is the fourth actor to join Arrow for the new season, with Devon Aoki (Sin City) set to play Katana, Karl Yune (Real Steal) as Maseo Yamashiro and Peter Stormare (Fargo) as the Werner Zytle incarnation of Count Vertigo.

The post Brandon Routh to play The Atom in Arrow season 3 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Brandon Routh Joins Arrow in a Super Role

7 July 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Brandon Routh is going back to his DC roots — this time for The CW'sArrow.

Routh will recur next season as Ray Palmer, aka superhero The Atom, TVGuide.com has confirmed. Ray, a scientist and inventor, will take over Queen Consolidated but his plans for the company's Applied Sciences Division will be a mystery, according to TVLine, which first reported the news.

Exclusive: Arrow taps Peter Stormare as new Count Vertigo

Routh, who played Superman in the 2006 film Superman Returns, joinsDevin Aoki and Peter Stormare in the upcoming third season.

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Superman Returns Star Brandon Routh Joins Arrow as Another DC Comics Superhero

7 July 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

He only got the chance to play Superman once in Superman Returns, but Brandon Routh – who found great success on television as part of the cast of cult favourite hit Chuck – is now getting a second chance in Arrow. However, he won’t be playing Superman, but will instead be the hero known as The Atom!

According to TVLine, the former Man of Steel will have a recurring role as Ray Palmer – a fan favourite character who has served as a member of the Justice League – in the third season of the hit series, and he’s described as being an unparalleled scientist and inventor who will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver and (rumoured love interest) Felicity as the new owner of Queen Consolidated.

Palmer’s plans for Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division will be shrouded in mystery, and there’s no word on when »

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Brandon Routh Will Play Superhero Again On Season Three Of “Arrow”

7 July 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Brandon Routh is one of only a handful of actors to play Superman on the big screen, and while Superman Returns had its share of problems (like that little Superbrat), Brandon was not one of them, as he did everything that could be done with the Superman he was given. And then some … if those rumors about having to hide his superpackage were true.

So years later, it’s good to know Brandon isn’t afraid to go that route again, as TV Line is reporting that Brandon has been cast in a major recurring role in Season Three of Arrow … as DC Comics superhero Ray Palmer, aka The Atom.

An unparalleled scientist and inventor, Ray will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver and (rumored love interest) Felicity as the new owner of Queen Consolidated. Palmer’s plans for Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division will be shrouded in mystery. »

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Brandon Routh Joins Arrow As The Atom

7 July 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Arrow is adding yet another DC Comics superhero to its roster, and this time they’re bringing in a former Superman for the role. Brandon Routh, who played the big blue Boy Scout in Bryan Singer’s 2006 film Superman Returns, will take on the role of Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, for 14 episodes in the upcoming third season.

This news comes from Deadline, which states that Palmer will play an “unexpected role in the lives of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak as the new owner of Queen Consolidated.” That means that he’s the mysterious tech-based superhero we heard about a few weeks ago, and that he’ll serve as a love interest for Felicity.

The Atom will be an interesting character to introduce into the Arrow universe. In the comics, Palmer is a physicist and university professor, who creates a suit allowing him to shrink down to subatomic size, »

- James Garcia

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Brandon Routh joins 'Arrow' as The Atom

7 July 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Brandon Routh is trading in his blue and red tights for another pair of blue and red tights. EW has confirmed that the Superman Returns actor has booked a recurring role in Arrow’s third season as Ray Palmer, a.k.a. The Atom.

According to TVLine, Ray Palmer, an “unparalleled scientist and inventor,” is Queen Consolidated’s new owner and has mysterious plans for Queen Consolidated’s Applied Sciences Division. He is rumored to be a love interest for Felicity.

In the comics, Ray Palmer/The Atom has the power to alter the size of his body and can shrink down to subatomic levels. »

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