TVGuide.com has published an article in which fellow cast members of The CW’s superhero shows talk about what it was like seeing Brandon Routh suit up as Superman again for the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover.
Having played the Man of Steel in the 2006 movie “Superman Returns,” Routh returned to the superhero world playing Ray Palmer/The Atom for The CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” series, a role he’ll continue to play for the 5-part “Crisis” crossover event.
“Seeing him in the Superman outfit was just — everybody just gasped,” Arrow‘s David Ramsey told TV Guide. “Brandon looked like a Greek God. He looked like 6’6” or 6’7”, muscles everywhere, a little grey in his hair. It was just perfect. And he just had this thing about him. His hands were always on his hips. He was golden era Superman… You think about Superman and if you say the words super man — he looked like a super man… Your eyes just couldn’t get off of Brandon.”
“It was really fun watching Brandon Routh just like flip over and change over from Ray Palmer to being essentially Super-Brandon — that’s what we’ve been calling him,” said The Flash‘s Carlos Valdes. “It’s super weird but also really gratifying to watch him play these two characters, you know? It means a lot, not just for the fans and the writers, but also for Brandon himself. I think that’s part of what fascinates me about him playing these two characters is that I have to imagine there’s a personal component as well. I’m just sort of caught in all the different imaginings of what this must mean for him to revisit that character while also playing out the rest of this character.”