Having made his debut in season three of Arrow, Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer has revealed that he is working on an ATOM suit, but has not yet started his career as the superhero. With that said, it looks like plans are afoot to push him further.
“The thing that we’ve been talking about is just how do we further expand the universe; and we love Brandon and we love having him on Arrow,” Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim told Nerdist. ” We’ve talked in the most preliminary of ways about doing something with Brandon beyond Arrow.”
Guggenheim also talked about the suit, and talked in particular about the possible comparisons to Marvel’s Iron Man.
“The costume is just ‘how do we get it to work on Arrow?’ Maya Mani did the design that she always does. It’s her best costume, and that’s really saying something. It’s coming together beautifully. Brandon just did his third fitting with it, and it’s the most ambitious costume we’ve ever done on the show. One of the things I like about it is we did it without consideration of a spinoff. We did it because this is a cool thing to have on Arrow.”
“Our goal when we had an idea to do a super suit was ‘how do you do it in a way that’s not Iron Man?’ That’s the trick creatively. Because we don’t want to duplicate Iron Man, we want to do our own thing. So there’s a lot of practical elements to the costume that on Iron Man they have done with CG. We’re gonna do it practically.”
Check out the rest of the interview here, where Guggenhiem also discusses the relationship between Palmer and everyone’s favourite a-dork-able tech-girl, Felicity Smoak.