Holy wow, you guys! I was not prepared for Arrow to be making its way up my favorite shows list, nor were my loins prepared for the combined awesomeness of Stephen Amell and Brandon Routh. And if you thought Amell’s early Arrow guyliner was hot, just check out Routh (aka Ray Palmer) all dolled up in his ATOM gear. Move over, Iron Man; there’s a new hardbody in town.
If you haven’t had your coffee yet, you may just want to go get your heart jumpstarted before you look…
Uh, thank you CW, Berlanti, and thank you Mr. Routh.
Presumably we’ll see the suit’s television debut after Ray and Felicity crossover to The Flash for some design help, in the upcoming “All-Star Team-Up” episode.
“Ray’s the first technology-based hero that we’ve done. Our heroes, on Arrow at least, tend to be very sort of fisticuff-oriented. Ray is trying something brand new, also brand new for us too. He’s creating what we call the Super Suit, the ATOM suit that is really at the cutting edge of technology, both in the real world and on the show. He’s also going to have to discover that a super suit does not a hero make. Part of the thing that we’re always trying to be true to is putting on a costume is the easy part. It’s being the hero that’s the really difficult part and one does not mean you’ve accomplished the other.” (Executive producer, Marc Guggenheim)
Guggenheim also talks about telling Merlyn’s (John Barrowman) origins story in tonight’s “Uprising”:
I have to go take a shower now…