After much hype from Arrow‘s show-runners and costume designer, we finally get to see Brandon Routh in costume as The Atom. Ever since Ray Palmer (played by Routh) appeared on the Arrow, he’s kind of been the anti-Arrow. He’s a self-made billionaire, highly proficient with technology, a sharp businessman, and when he becomes a superhero you can clearly see his face.
He’s been teasing the Atom costume since mid season last year. These images do look pretty awesome. Palmer/Atom on Arrow is far more interesting than the Superman we saw in Superman Returns way back in 2009. As for the suit, we like it’s functional feel and how it’s more Edge of Tomorrow than Iron Man.
Arrow remains one of those shows that frustrates us yet we cannot stop watching it. We are entertained only by the appearance of new villains and superheroes. Poor Ollie really can’t carry the success of the show on his own.