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Brandon Routh Reveals How He Was Asked To Be Superman In 'Crisis On Infinite Earths'

Brandon Routh Reveals How He Was Asked To Be Superman In 'Crisis On Infinite Earths'

Brandon Routh is opening up about getting the chance to play Superman once again in the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover.

The Legends of Tomorrow actor reprised his Clark Kent/Superman role from Superman Returns, and he dished about returning to the character while appearing at Build Series by Yahoo on Tuesday (December 10) in New York City.

“We found out about the landscape of the season before we started shooting. Then, about two weeks later or something, I got a call from Marc Guggenheim, who’s kind of the puppet master of the crossover extravaganza. He said, ‘Hey, you know, I know this is happening with Legends and I’m over here doing the crossover, and we want you to be part of it as Ray Palmer and The Atom, but would you consider… I have this idea, we’re doing Crisis On Infinite Earths. Would you be interested in putting on a different suit also?’” Brandon said.

“And I thought, ‘Oh I know where you’re going with this.’ I said, ‘Look, I’m really honored that you even ask me. Is everybody really okay with this? Is this something if I say yes, is this really going to happen?’” he added. “I said I just need to settle with this and think about his for a little bit and talk it over with Courtney [Ford] and realize that you know, it was a good decision and that no matter how much he appeared on screen, no matter what he did, just being able to come back and reprise this role that would help complete the journey of Superman for me.”

“My first gut instinct was like ‘Yeah, yeah!’ but I had to consider and understand where the story was going to be like and the landscape for that,” Brandon continued. “There’s only so much you ever really have control of and I knew that no matter, again, even if it was just Superman coming in saying, ‘Hi, nice to see ya,’ and walking out, that that still would have been okay for me.”

“For me, it wasn’t just presence on screen, it was the whole thing, the costume fitting… the whole part of it was healing in many ways for me.”

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Brandon Routh Wraps Filming on 'Legends of Tomorrow'

Brandon Routh Wraps Filming on 'Legends of Tomorrow'

Brandon Routh is saying goodbye to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

The 40-year-old actor took to his Instagram to say an emotional farewell to the show after wrapping his last episode.

“My final day of filming with my #LegendsFamily. I love you all & appreciate the 5 seasons we’ve spent together. It hasn’t always been easy, but I think that’s what makes it harder to leave — getting through the growing pains of the first few seasons has bonded us. 👊🏻 And made the last three seasons a blast!” Brandon wrote.

He added, “I’ve never been at a job this long, so this is new for me. 😢 I think I will miss you all and the fun we’ve had making this silly show on the #Waverider—as much as I’ll miss bringing #RayPalmer to life. Love & blessings on a great finish to the season. 🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️”

Season 5 of Legends of Tomorrow is set to premiere in January.

'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Crossover Drops First Look of Brandon Routh as Superman

'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Crossover Drops First Look of Brandon Routh as Superman

Brandon Routh suits up as Superman for The CW’s upcoming crossover event!

The DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow star is featured in the first-look photo for the network’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover.

Brandon also starred in 2006′s Superman Returns.

In the photo, Brandon wears a costume inspired by Alex Ross’ “Kingdom Come” design.

In the five-hour crossover, Brandon Routh will play both his Legends character Ray Palmer/the Atom and Clark Kent. Smallville‘s Tom Welling and Arrowverse‘s Taylor Hoechlin will also be a part of the crossover.

See the schedule for the CW’s crossover event below!

READ MORE: Brandon Routh & Courtney Ford Leaving ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ As Series Regulars

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Brandon Routh & Courtney Ford Leaving 'Legends of Tomorrow' As Series Regulars

Brandon Routh & Courtney Ford Leaving 'Legends of Tomorrow' As Series Regulars

Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford are saying goodbye to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!

The real life married couple, who also played a couple on the show, will be departing the series as regulars this upcoming season, Deadline reports.

Brandon and Courtney have been invaluable members of the Legends family,” executive producers Phil Klemmer, Grianne Godfree and Keto Shimizu told the site. “They have always brought a level passion and collaboration to their characters and to the show — both on and off the screen – that we deeply admire and for which we are eternally grateful.”

“Of course, when we have had main characters in the past whose journeys take them away from the Waverider, it’s never truly goodbye,” they added. “We love these characters and hope to check in with them in future seasons, to see how life off the ship has transformed them for better or worse.”

“I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to bring the big-hearted and humorous Ray Palmer to life for our fans over the last 5 years, but unfortunately, his storyline is pointed in another direction,” Brandon said about leaving. “I’m saddened to see Ray’s journey end for now but wish my Legends family well.”

“Nora Darhk is very close to my heart. If it were my choice, I’d play her for years to come. But I understand that stories run their course, and I’m grateful for the time I did have bringing Nora to life on Legends of Tomorrow,” Courtney added.

Candice Patton & China McClain Glitter In Gold at EW's Comic-Con Party 2019

Candice Patton & China McClain Glitter In Gold at EW's Comic-Con Party 2019

Candice Patton and China McClain wear gold to the Entertainment Weekly Party held during 2019 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 20) in San Diego, Calif.

The 31-year-old The Flash actress was joined by her co-star Danielle Panabaker, who also wore a sparkly dress.

Also in attendance were fellow DC Universe stars, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘s Caity Lotz with boyfriend Dylan Lewis, Brandon Routh, and Courtney Ford, Arrow‘s Juliana Harkavy and Rick Gonzalez, Supergirl‘s Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Nicole Maines, Andrea Brooks, and Jon Cryer, as well as Black Lightning‘s Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, and Krondon.

During Comic-Con weekend, the brand new trailers for the DC shows were revealed. Check out the trailer for the eighth and final season of Arrow right here!

FYI: Candice is wearing a Mischa dress. Caity and Dylan are wearing Dolce&Gabbana outfits. She accessorized with Vetir Vert shoes and Ambyr Childers jewelry, while he wore Gucci shoes. Juliana is wearing a House of CB dress and Report shoes. Courtney is wearing a Maje dress with Jimmy Choo shoes.

Click inside to see the trailers for Black Lightning, The Flash, and Supergirl… More Here! »

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