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FIRST LOOK: Brandon Routh as Atom on ‘Arrow’ (PHOTO)

Brandon Routh is taking on a new role on Arrow this season, as his character — Ray Palmer — will suit up as the DC Comics character known as Atom.

Routh will make his debut as Atom in the 15th episode of this season, titled “Nanda Parbat”. While the episode doesn’t air until February 25th, The CW has revealed the first look at the impossibly wealthy tech genius who has plans of following in Oliver’s footsteps of vigilantism after his fiance was killed by Slade Wilson, better known as Deathstroke.

Will Atom be as successful at superheroism as the last DC superhero Routh played? Or will the Arrow have to bail him out of this one? Find out when “Nanda Parbat” airs on February 25th, in the usual Arrow time slot of Wednesday at 8:00 PM on The CW.

Check out the first look at Ray Palmer as Atom, below:

Brandon Routh as Atom

Credit: Cate Cameron/The CW

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