According to VancouverFilm.Net, "Arrow" Season 3 starts shooting July 9, 2014, the premiere episode "The Calm", from a story by "Arrow" and "The Flash" showrunners Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and script by Marc Guggenheim, Jake Coburn, for director Glen Winter:
In other "Arrow" Season 3 news, Actor Brandon Routh, star of director Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" will play DC Comics' 'Ray Palmer' aka 'The Atom'.
"...Routh will appear in a recurring guest star capacity throughout the third season of the show as 'Ray Palmer', aka 'The Atom',
an unparalleled scientist and inventor. Palmer will play an unexpected role in the lives of 'Oliver' and 'Felicity' as the new owner of 'Queen Consolidated'.
"Palmer’s plans for Queen Consolidated’s 'Applied Sciences Division' will be shrouded in mystery..."
Created by editor and co-plotter Julius Schwartz, writer Gardner Fox and illustrator Gil Kane, 'The Atom' was one of the first superheroes of the Silver Age of comic books, debuting in Showcase # 34 (Oct. 1961).
According to the original origin story, 'Dr. Ray Palmer', Ph.D., is a physicist and professor at 'Ivy University' in Ivy Town, New England, specializing in matter compression as a means to fight overpopulation, famine and other world problems.
Using a mass of white dwarf star matter he finds after it lands on Earth, Palmer fashions a lens that enables him to shrink any object, including himself, to any degree he wishes.
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