And we were very happy, having a great time working up there. While their exit has been pretty heartbreaking, they may not be the only ones to leave 'Legends' by the end of this season. Before I let you go, did you ever think that you were ever going to get back into a Superman costume for the Crisis crossover? I'm guessing that the impetus behind you guys leaving. Well, it was great for the fans, so I'm really happy that it gives them a nice send-off. Ray Palmer  wasn't the leader. We spoke with Routh, widely known as one of the nicest guys in the business, about leaving Legends, loving his fans and the most Super thing he's taking away from the whole experience. And I think the show was always about "What do we do? If it's not lost somewhere in the pile of toys. Brandon Routh joined Arrow this season as Ray Palmer, ... City that Ray will star in the upcoming spinoff Legends of ... Ray's leaving Arrow. We're both gently looking for the next project. Along with a photo of (presumably) one of his last times wearing the Atom costume, Routh also shared photos of his costume hanging up, a cake with his photo on it, and his Ray puppet being gifted to him with the most amazing wrapping paper. And how was it filming your second wedding with each other? It just happened! And it really was. That would Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer … It was [showrunner] Phil Klemmer who decided that it was time for us to go. See you soon. So thank you for your support for the show and everything. Which I don't really see. We've just been re-integrating back into Los Angeles, having been up in Vancouver for the last several years, having our son in school up there. Or, more precisely, the Waverider. Legends of Tomorrow is about to lose two cast members, one who has been there from the start, and the other a more recent addition. Entertainment Weekly may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. That was the moral of last night’s emotional Legends of … Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 in 2020: Courtney Ford and Brandon Routh are leaving DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Ray had a lonely childhood, though he got through it by immersing himself in Arthurian lore, fancying himself as \"Sir Galahad\" and naming his personal playground in the woods after the legendary Camelot. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The confusing thing about Legends is that sometimes it doesn't know what it is and then does know it is, and sometimes it doesn't know what it has when it has it. Two key players are leaving DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. And it's always this challenge for anybody in any industry...sometimes we need that downtime of "What is next?" So I kept pushing it and lo and behold, that's what the show becomes with everyone else continuing to do more comedy. Ray an… With Rip Hunter being the leader, the little jokes that they put in for Ray and the relationship with the Polar Opposites — Captain Cold and Heat Wave — I said, "OK, well I'm going to do comedy, because that's what I was doing on Arrow." He is a supporting character in both Arrow and The Flash, and one of the main characters of DC's Legends of Tomorrow. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns in January 2020. Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow for Brandon Routh on Legends of Tomorrow It’s never easy to say goodbye to someone you love. And then they have a conversation that if they go back and change a kid's past by making it happy, then it's going to alter history, and that would screw up history... even though that's what they do all the time. or something like that. And made the last three seasons a blast!”. Brandon Routh is leaving Legends of Tomorrow this season, and he’s already filmed his final scenes as Ray Palmer. “I’ve never been at a job this long, so this is new for me,” Routh writes along with the tearing up emoji. But she's such a fantastic actor, they had to keep her. A little bit. They're basically saying that Nora can't do her job on the ship. But whenever a door closes, another opens. He was inspired to become an engineer and inventor after watching Star Wars as a child. A look at stars like Stephen Amell, Ruby Rose, and Melissa Benoist who've appeared on the big screen before, during, or after CW superhero gigs. As Ray Palmer, Routh has been a staple of the show since its inception and he even got to play both Ray and Superman in the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover. How do these two ultimately leave the Waverider? Sydney was born to David and Sandy Palmer in Ivy Town and had a twin brother, Ray. “Of course, when we have had main characters in … "Romeo V. Juliet: Dawn of Justness," the latest episode of Legends of Tomorrow, proved to be completely inadequate as a departure vehicle for the characters of Ray Palmer and Nora Darhk. Ford, who plays sorceress Nora Darhk, was promoted back in 2018. We had moved our family and had a remodel down here, so moving back into our house,  it's lovely and happy [actually], all the fun things about moving home and reconnecting with friends and our life back here. Get her off this ship so she can focus on being a Fairy Godmother." What are we doing? I think Seasons 3 and 4 have been the best seasons of the show, really, with the cast jelling and ripping on each other but not fighting all the time. “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.”. It was fun to have those meet-cute moments, as they call them in Hollywood. Routh has appeared in every episode of Legends of Tomorrow since the show began airing in 2016. Credit: “My final day of filming with my #LegendsFamily,” Routh writes. After five seasons on board the time-traveling ship of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and over 100 episodes across the Arrowverse, actor Brandon Routh and his unflaggingly optimistic alter ego said goodbye to The CW's superhero sphere on Tuesday night. The original lineup of DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Ciara Renee as Kendra/Hawkgirl, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, and Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave (Jordan Nuttall/The CW). First appeared as Ray Palmer, aka The Atom, in Season 3 of Arrow, Routh became one of the original cast members of Legends of Tomorrow in 2016. Watch an exclusive sneak peek at tonight's episode below: Well, I loved it. Though Ray used his suit to burst out of him and allow the Legends to bottle his remains, Astra later recalled him back to Hell. I think everybody knows that eventually their time on a show is going to be done. And then the season became very challenging because it was just very confusing about why it was all happening. And it's not for everybody. It's been one of the hardest things we've done in our lives. It's "Goodbye forever.". And you're hoping that this young upstart can come and replace him. What are we doing here?" Last week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow marked the end of Brandon Routh’s Arrowverse journey. Ignoring the weak premise at the center of the episode, the script was … OK, we are so not happy that you're leaving. Bugsy Siegel (portrayed by Jonathan Sadowski ) - "The most infamous and feared gangster of the day" who was shot by an unknown assailant at his girlfriend, Virginia Hill 's, home. It's a great film. Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 in 2020: Courtney Ford and Brandon Routh are leaving DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Raymond Palmer was born to David and Sandy Palmer in 1981 in Ivy Town and had a twin brother, Sydney. Last week, Ray took his father-in-law Damien Darhk's advice to heart. Keep up with your favorite shows... delivered to your inbox! So then I had to fall into line with what it was. He is a supporting character in both Arrow and The Flash, and one of the main characters of DC's Legends of Tomorrow. It was announced back in August that both Routh and his real-life wife and onscreen love interest Courtney Ford are exiting Legends of Tomorrow as series regulars in season 5. "I'm going to push the envelope on all this stuff they're giving, because this is where the fun is and this show's a little bit out-there." The Legends don’t often get happy endings (or elaborate send-offs like this), and so leaving is the only way Ray can get the happy ending the character deserves. “I love you all & appreciate the 5 seasons we’ve spent together. You have a task and you kind of have to allow for that to be whatever it's going to be, in order to move forward. The second season premiered in October 2016 and ended in April 2017. Brandon Routh is leaving The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow and some fans are still processing. Routh, who originated the role of Ray Palmer/Atom on Arrow, has been a regular on Legends since it premiered in 2016. Though Legends of tomorrow is technically an ensemble series, Routh was considered by many as one of the … That's what sets the successful projects apart from the unsuccessful ones in my mind. I hate to see him go. But as is the case with most Legends, the producers are leaving the door open for Ray and Nora to pop back in for guest appearances. That was kind of like big deal. 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