The CW adds Osric Chau as Ryan Choi/Atom for Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover

As Brandon Routh’s time in the Arrowverse moves closer to completion (alongside his wife Courtney Ford), the actor’s heroic role of Ray Palmer/Atom very well could have a replacement in the future. While Routh plays double duty as Atom and the Kingdom Come version of Superman in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, The CW is bringing another holder of the Atom title into play during the event.

As reported by TVInsider, former Supernatural actor Osric Chau will be taking on the role of Ryan Choi, a character that at times replaced and took on the Atom legacy from Palmer in the comics. While the article only mentions Chau as playing Choi and not Atom, it seems likely that the character will end up suiting up at some point.

Choi is described as ” “physics professor at Ivy Town University” and “a normal guy who learns that he has a pivotal role to play in the coming crisis on infinite earths.” 

As metnioned above, Routh is set to leave DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at some point in the upcoming fifth season and it would make a lot of sense for the powers that be to use the event as a way to bring in a replacement character that can keep the Atom legacy going on the series while also bringing more representation and a fresh outlook to the series/Arrowverse.

Ryan Choi debuted in 2006, created by Grant Morrison and Gail Simone, and took over the Atom mantle as Ray Palmer was missing at the time. Choi featured in his own ongoing series for a few years before meeting an untimely fate a few years later.

When the DC Universe was rebooted in 2011, into the New 52, Ryan didn’t show up but eventually when the universe was sort of relaunched and changed up to bring back aspects of the comics line from before the reboot with DC Rebirth, Ryan returned wearing a suit like Routh’s from The CW shows as part of the new Justice League of America in 2017.

Crises on Infinite Earth’s stretches across Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow with three of the five episodes ariing in mid-December and the last two held off till shows return in mid-January.

The end returns to the beginning in the new Arrow season 8 trailer

Next month marks the beginning of the end for Oliver Queen/Green Arrow as The CW’s Arrow marks it’s 8th and final season. In order to reach the end though, sometimes you have to return to where you’ve been before.

That’s the case in the new extended trailer for the final season, which follows Oliver, who left at the end of season seven with the Monitor in order to prepare for this year’s big crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths where Oliver seemingly is meant to die, on his journey through some old sets and potentially moments in his life or even alternate realities.

The Queen Mansion (which hasn’t been used as a set in years), the Verdant night club, Oliver’s haunts in Hong Kong, and more featured in the trailer. As do returnig characters including Tommy Merlyn ( Colin Donnell), Moira Queen (Susanna Thompson), Thea Queen (Willa Holland) and Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana (Rila Fukushima).

Arrow returns for its final ten episodes beginning on October 15.

Nightwing and more are teased in the new Titans season two trailer

There is little over a week left till the Titans return to DC Universe, and the streaming platform is ready to get the audience pumped with a new full season two trailer.

Delving deeper into some of the mysteries and ideas presented about the characters in previous teasers and the last season, the new trailer sheds some light on some things but also points at new things to look forward to in the season. Including the chance that Dick Grayson might at last become Nightwing.

Debuting on September 6, Titans stars Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter, Minka Kelly, Alan Ritchson, Connor Leslie, Curran Walters, Joshua Orpin, Chelsea Zhang, Chella Man, Drew Van Acker, Michael Mosley, Esai Morales and Iain Glen.

Brandon Routh & Courtney Ford are exiting Legends of Tomorrow in season five

As years go by things change & sometimes familiar faces move on to do other things. Change is something that has been baked into the DNA of The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as the series has undergone lots of changes since its season one debut, and season five will bring more changes.

Changes that include the loss of two cast members.

As reported by Deadline, series regulars Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/Atom) and Courtney Ford (Nora Darhk) are set to leave the series at some point in the upcoming fifth season. The real life married couple’s exit, their characters also being romanticlly linked, is said to stem from the creative decision to wrap their character’s storylines.

“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,” Routh said in a statement. “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,” Ford said. “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.”

While Ford joined as a recurring character in season three before becoming a series regular in season four, Routh has been part of the series since the very first episode and made his debut in season three of Arrow. Routh’s Ray was a fan-favorite character and many times brought a sense of levity and humor to the series alongside Nick Zano’s Nate Heywood.

Previously other season one vets Victor Garber, Wentworth Miller, Franz Drameh and Arthur Darvill have departed the series in various ways through the past couple of seasons. Caity Lotz (Sarah Lance/White Canary) and Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory/Heatwave) will be the last remaining season one characters after Routh’s departure.

“Brandon and Courtney have been invaluable members of the Legends family,” series executive producers Phil Klemmer, Grianne Godfree and Keto Shimizu said in a statement to Deadline. “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.”

While there is no word at what episode point they’ll leave season five (they film their last episode reportedly in October), the season doesn’t begin till 2020, Routh will take part in the upcoming Crisis on Infinite Earths event not only as Ray Palmer but also returning to the cape and tights of Superman to play the Kingdom Come version of the high flying hero.

Krypton showrunner addresses series cancelation & offers up season three tease

Even in television show format, the planet of Krypton could not avoid the fate of ceasing to exist as SyFy recently dropped the cancelation axe on the Superman prequel series. The just completed second season left the audience likely with questions about what might have been.

Now they will get a shot to take a glimpse at what might have been (and still potentially could if WarnerMedia picks the show up for DC Universe or shops to another platform) thanks to series showrunner Cam Welsh.

Taking to Twitter, he shared his thanks to the fans and addressed the fact of the show’s cancelation in a three page statement.

In addition, he also shared a small teaser (stating about how me might get in trouble for doing such a thing) that shows off a very dark and intriguing teaser for just what season three would have had in store for the characters and fans alike.

This paints quite a turning on the head of the Superman mythos that many had come to know, sticking with the fact that the show has done much of that. This world where Brainiac is raising Jor-El, a more brutal version of Superman’s father, is one that still might see life if WB/DC are able to successfully shop the series and the Lobo spinoff that was also in the works to another network/platform.