Small Victory: The Return of a Familiar Face on The Flash (Spoilers!)

Brandon Routh has been a part of the DC Multiverse for over fifteen years now. He first caught the world’s attention in 2006’s Superman Returns before returning to take on a different hero—the Atom—on Arrow in 2014. Routh would continue to play the affable Ray Palmer for another six years, most of them on the time-traveling superhero satire DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, until saying goodbye to the role in the show’s fifth season. So, what would cause him to end his superhero retirement so soon?

Why, no less than “Armageddon.”

Routh’s Atom will play a key role in the five-part event that kicks off The Flash’s new season, offering fans a chance to discover exactly what he’s been up to since saying goodbye to the Legends and saying “I do” to Nora Darhk. But don’t expect a lighthearted reunion. Threatened by no less than Despero, the conqueror of worlds who has held his own against the entire Justice League, Ray will be pushed to his limits, and without the reassurance of an ongoing series to return to, survival for the returning hero isn’t guaranteed. Could this be Routh’s final DC adventure?

To learn more about Routh’s return, head over to DC Comics!

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