Brandon Routh

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.

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

Arrow returns Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8/7c.

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