Brandon Routh Returns to Superman For Arrowverse Crossover

Fans have been speculating how the Arrowverse creators will handle Crisis On Infinite Earths since its announcement almost a year ago. At San Diego Comic-Con fans were finally given some answers.

Perhaps the biggest bombshell revealed at the Arrow panel is that Brandon Routh will play two characters. His regular character, Ray Palmer/The Atom, and Superman.

Routh, of course, portrayed The Man Of Steel in 2006’s feature film Superman Returns. Released as a direct sequel to 1980’s Superman II, which is widely considered the best of the Christopher Reeve films, Superman Returns established that Routh’s Superman and Reeve’s Superman were one and the same.

As if that wasn’t enough, Routh came on stage during the panel to reveal his costume.

Brandon Routh reveals a Kingdom Come Superman shirt

Routh will indeed be playing Superman as he appeared in the epic 1996 comics story Kingdom Come, which takes place in the future. In it, Superman is older and more of a grizzled veteran than the current day one.

Superman as he appears in Kingdom Come #1. Art by Alex Ross

This would also seem to imply that this aging badass Superman is that same Reeve/Routh movie version. How he will fit into the Crisis story was not revealed, but it sure whets fans’ appetite for the series when it airs this Fall.

As DC Comics fans know, Crisis On Infinite Earths was an epic universe-wide crossover event that rebooted the DC Universe continuity. All of the “other universes”, or Multi-verse as they might be called now, were streamlined into one congruent universe.

Arrow will be ending its eight-year run this season and will be part of the annual crossover event.

Geekville Podcast Episode 153

Image Credit: The CW
Image Credit: The CW

CW’s much anticipated four-way crossover event “Invasion” has finally happened. To tackle reviewing such a mega-event, Geekville Radio has enlisted the help of Ken Rose from Geek Watch One to join Seth and Train. Yes, a review of a crossover is also a crossover.

How well did the “Flarrowverse” creators pull off such an unprecedented event? And how closely did it follow the comic storyline it was inspired by? Seth, Train, and Ken tackle all those questions and more.

If you’re a fan of any of the DC CW shows, this show is a must listen!

Luke Cage, Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow Early Reviews. Plus Timeless and Conviction – Geekville Podcast Episode 147


Welcome to Episode 147 of The Geekville Podcast!

Content discussed in this weeks episode is below. Listen to the show at the bottom of the page!



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Agents Of SHIELD Season 4

  • TV-14 right out of the gate
  • Ghost Rider’s look and depiction
  • Director Jeffrey Chase and comparisons to his comic counterpart

Supergirl Season 2

  • Tyler Hoechlin’s performance as Superman/Clark Kent
  • Metallo as the new villain
  • The new DEO location

Flash Season 3

  • The Flashpoint storyline
  • Cisco’s brother Dante is dead in the current timeline
  • Jay Garrick explains messing with the timeline

Arrow Season 5

  • Ragman joining the team
  • Prometheus, and comparisons to his comic counterpart and Batman
  • Felicity’s new boyfriend and why he looks like John Ritter

Legends Of Tomorrow Season 2

  • Stephen Amell in the season premiere
  • Will this season be “The Search For Rip Hunter”?

Timeless Season 1

  • Season Premiere featured The Hindenberg Disaster
  • Matt Lanter’s connection to Star Wars
  • Matt Frewer as the time machine inventor

Conviction Season 1

  • Hayley Atwell post Agent Carter
  • How Conviction differs from other crime shows

Luke Cage Season 1

  • Controversy surrounding the series
  • Cottonmouth’s character with comparisons to his comic counterpart
  • Shades with comparisons to his comic counterpart

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