Superman Actor Brandon Routh Exits ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ As Series Regular

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is losing two cast members as Superman actor Brandon Routh and his wife Courtney Ford are exiting the series.

Deadline has revealed that Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford are set to exit Legends of Tomorrow during the show’s upcoming fifth season. The decision is apparently due to the showrunners desire to wrap up Brandon Routh’s story arc. There is currently no word on which episode of Legends of Tomorrow will be the former Superman star’s final one although the two are expected to depart in October.

In a statement to Deadline, Brandon Routh exclaims his gratitude his time on Legends of Tomorrow and how he was saddened to see his journey come to an end:

“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. I’m saddened to see Ray’s journey end for now but wish my Legends family well.”

What do you all make of this news? Are you sad to hear that Brandon Routh is leaving Legends of Tomorrow? Did Brandon Routh overstay his welcome? Sound-off your thoughts in the comments section!

During San Diego Comic-Con, The CW announced Brandon Routh would be reprising his role as Superman for Crisis on Infinite Earths. While it’s still not clear which version of Superman Brandon Routh will be playing, the actor teased his return to the role will see him suit up as Kingdom Come Superman.

Written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, Kingdom Come was a four-issue series published under DC’s Elseworlds imprint. Set in the year 2020, Kingdom Come follows an older Man of Steel as he attempts to rein in a new generation of reckless vigilantes and inspire them to adopt the ideals of past superheroes.

Crisis on Infinite Earths has been teased since the very first episode of Grant Gustin’s The Flash, where a newspaper headline from the year 2024 revealed the Barry Allen’s fate was to disappear during a “crisis.” However, the fifth season finale of The Flash accelerated this when the original newspaper headline changed the date of the event from 2024 to 2019. To add to this, the seventh season finale of Arrow set up Oliver Queen’s role in the next crossover by having him join the Monitor on a mission to warn other worlds of the crisis, as part of the arrangement Oliver made in order to save the lives of both The Flash and Supergirl.

Crisis On Infinite Earths will span two quarters and consist of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman. The Arrowverse crossover will launch with three episodes in December before concluding with two additional episodes in January.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Brandon Routh, Legends of Tomorrow and the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover!

Source: Deadline

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