Ray is hurt by this, and feels betrayed, saying he's been completely honest with her. Because of this new development, Ray has a meeting with Laurel, Quentin Lance, and the mayor, to tell them that he's made a mistake. Palmer turns the company into Palmer Technologies and promises to put his wealth and ideas into rebuilding Starling, which he rebrands Star City. Yeah, it was a lot of fun. Think of this as, see you later, Ray Palmer. It is only after speaking with Mick that he gains Captain Cold's Freeze Gun. We’re definitely not rewriting scenes. Once alone, Ray looks at a render of something called the "A.T.O.M. Doctor Christine Palmer is a surgeon at Metro-General Hospital and former colleague of Stephen Strange. Brandon Routh is still struggling with his departure from The CW's Legends of Tomorrow. He realizes that he'll have to operate in a different way to get the Arrow arrested. Jack Rowand /The CW. Ray is impressed by Cisco's ideas, and he's also looked up to Harrison Wells. Ray Palmer is the second super-hero to call himself The Atom, successor to Al Pratt. He's able to fly into the van that Cisco and Caitlin Snow are driving. And comedically to work off of Nick Zano is fantastic. “It was an amazing experience and honestly without [crossover executive producer] Marc Guggenheim approaching me to do that — You know Marc was crucial in bringing me into the Arrowverse in the first place — for him to give me this gift and this opportunity, it made all the difference. Ray suggests that he, Barry, Iris West, Eddie Thawne, and Felicity all go to dinner, although it doesn't turn out well. He's able to finish the suit, and he takes it out for a spin, flying around the area. Because, from the look of things, Ray and Felicity are headed for a break-up before Arrow Season 3 comes to an end. When that doesn’t come from the top down [the showrunners], it has an effect on you and so it made what could’ve been a happy, positive exit, the opposite.". this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. In Draw Back Your Bow, the company name is officially changed to Palmer Technologies. When Routh read the script for the first time, he felt “a mix of emotions, as [with] everything that has happened this last season,” he told EW in an interview last week. Born in Little Compton, R.I., Ray Palmer (1808-1887) grew up in the Boston area and attended Phillips Academy and Yale University. He soon discovers, through facial recognition software, that Oliver Queen is the Arrow. Being able to play a character for so long and follow the journey that Ray is on is near and dear to my heart, too — finding the balance of light and dark in my life. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. “[There were] some nice really moments, a lot of bittersweet moments, and a couple things that I knew were going to be hard to do when I read it and were indeed hard to film.”, Routh continued: “The hardest moments were the first scene with Ray and Nora deciding to leave, and then the exit with Ray and Nate saying goodbye, and Ray saying goodbye to Gideon was actually very emotional for me, also.”. When everyone sees a news story saying that the Arrow has returned to killing, Ray goes to a press conference about it and promises to use his resources to capture the vigilante. Once they get back to Palmer Technologies, Merlyn tries to dole out orders while the others stare at him. Ray works on that issue with Cisco Ramon while Felicity tries to assist Barry with his personal issues. Ray Palmer has already proved to be an interesting character this season on Arrow, and judging by the path the writers seem to be setting up for him, … In Corto Maltese, Ray checks out blueprints on the computer in his office that are related to building specialized weaponry. We haven't re-investigated that relationship much lately. By Season Two, after losing his A.T.O.M. In the logline for this week's episode, it vaguely says, "Ray Palmer pursues Felicity." That’s what makes the experience so exciting because you have to continue listening to the [other] actors and stay alive in the scene. It was the first touch for Ray of him questioning his good guy status, or understanding that other people have a different path that they travel, a different life experience, and just because people make bad decisions every once in awhile doesn’t mean they’re necessarily bad people; there’s a grey area. He agrees to stop working for a little while to clear his head and get some rest. "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. Then inside when we’re trapped in the cage once the alarm goes off, the one-on-one conversation that Ray and Leonard have about stealing and doing the right thing. ...had the party not been interrupted by pirates crashing in through the dance hall with torches and swords. It's all there on the page. Last September, EW had a longer conversation with Routh about his time in the Arrowverse as Ray Palmer for Entertainment Weekly’s Ultimate Guide to the Arrowverse, which you can read below. Speaking to TVLine, Mericle talked about the return of Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh). We’re a group of creative rebels from Amsterdam always in search of new opportunities and challenges to get inspired and inspire others. Lastly, obviously Nora has been a very good pairing. She's also helped him understand through great tragedy can a very powerful, passionate person also, who has a different way to truth but sees the world in a different way than Ray that's very enlightening to him. He says that the vaccine is more important because it will save more lives. Originally a physics professor working at Ivy University, he develops equipment to shrink himself to subatomic levels using white dwarf star material. Even though it hurts him, he accepts it, and loans her the jet. Odd pairings are at the heart of Legends. Ray asks Felicity to accompany him to a business dinner and gives her a very expensive dress and necklace to wear to it. As the season progressed, the jokes became bigger and I became more comfortable, and I became a little bit broader as we explored what the show could be and how much it could hold. I've had a lot of growth. Upon waking up, everyone but Merlyn is confused about why they're still alive. Raymond Palmer was born to David and Sandy Palmer in 1981 in Ivy Town and had a twin brother, Sydney. Ray and the others are taken prisoner and sealed in a cell after being exposed to the virus. News Spoilers May 15, 2015. Ray and Felicity end up sleeping together, and then suddenly he comes up with what he's been missing. I think Mick in the prison and that whole exchange when Mick was getting tortured in the prison cell is some really cool stuff. But I also really enjoyed [season 3’s] “Phone Home”— the episode when we’re in the lab and the agents are singing “Good Morning” and we’re exiting with the Dominator, and I improvised just doing a little dance on the way out. He admits that his original reasoning behind the A.T.O.M. The trailer for the upcoming Arrow/Flash spinoff reveals the fate of Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer. © Copyright 2021 Meredith Corporation. How much improvisation is there on the show? Ray Palmer with his girlfriend and later wife, Jean Loring. End of the season, we learn the Time Masters have been using the Oculus to manipulate things and it's not even really Ray's fault. He then sells it to the military and begins work on the robotics industry. exoskeleton". I honestly don’t know what would’ve happened to season 5 of Legends of Tomorrow if that hadn’t been offered," said Routh. She helped Strange after his accident left him without the use of his hands until she could no longer watch Strange ruin his life. This causes Ray to look at Oliver in a new light, and he apologizes to Felicity, and the two make up. Ray goes to the police and tries to tell Laurel Lance about it, but soon figures out that she's also working with Oliver. As Ray was no longer needing to be the CEO, the leader of the ship, he was got to relax a little bit, so his nerdy side came out and his humorous side, because he didn’t have to be the one in charge. Ray is a billionaire inventor who puts in a competing bid on taking over Queen Consolidated and wins over the board, ousting Oliver Queen. When they get back to work, Ray kisses Felicity. Obviously, Nate and Ray, is a likely pairing, so that's been fun. However, the mayor is subsequently shot in front of them with an arrow. Later, he opens up about how his fiancee was killed during the siege and that while he feels guilty about kissing Felicity, he doesn't regret it. [He has learned] there's more than one way to be a hero. Raylicity is the het ship between Ray and Felicity from the Arrow fandom. Not as fine as Ray Palmer's stunning physique, but you get it. I know the showrunners view the Waverider as this place for people to come, find themselves, and grow and evolve. It was just in the moment thing for me. project was fueled by what happened with Anna, his dead fiance, but now he wants to use it to protect people he cares about--like Felicity. What have been some of your favorite ones? Following studies in theology, he was ordained in … Led by White Canary, a band of superhero misfits defend the time stream with an assortment of wacky threats in the fourth Arrowverse series. There are just little bits of jokes and pieces here and there that tend to pop in as we’re playing and investigating a scene during rehearsal time, and sometimes even on the day. He calls them heroes and says that he no longer wants to be one. What was it like having to play a tweaked version of this character on Legends? New to the Season 3 photo gallery below, you’ve got the first pics of Ray Palmer (played by Superman Returns‘ Brandon Routh). She apologizes and he understands when she tells him that she just lost a friend. He also realizes that the specimen will help him with his suit issue. I wasn't finished. Ray and Felicity head to Central City to get some help making the Atom suit stay in the air longer. Netflix's 2021 Movie Release Lineup: New Films From Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, and Zack Snyder Revealed, CES 2021 Highlights: The Biggest Announcements From The Show, Things Ghost of Tsushima Doesn't Tell You. Eventually he reveals to Felicity his ulterior motive to perfect his Atom Suit in order to act as a superhero vigilante, protecting the city and honoring his late fiancée, Anna Loring, who died at the hands of the Mirakuru murderers. Entertainment Weekly may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. He simply tells Ray that he needs to trust Felicity, and then walks away. Read more. He then sells it to the military and begins work on the robotics industry. suit and forcing Nate to blow it up, Ray naturally feels like this. Because they would give Ray a few jokes because that’s what he did on Arrow. Arrow’s sixth episode of Season 4 saw the resolution of the mystery of just what happened to Ray Palmer and how exactly the man in the supersuit could have possibly survived a devastating explosion. Ray is immediately taken with Felicity Smoak and gives her a job at the company, actually naming her as the Vice President and giving her an office and assistant of her own. Over the past years we’ve worked with amazing brands and launched our own concepts. However, she later locks up his server so that he can no longer access it. I had always had some nice scenes in every episode I was in, but it wasn’t always a lot of work. Things can change and shift as you’re filming it. When Felicity comes to him distraught and asking to borrow his jet, Ray tells her that he's realized she's in love with Oliver. While in Starling City, both were caught in the crossfire of Slade Wilson 's citywide attack on Oliver Queen. Diyah Perah/The CW, Credit: They all slowly fall unconscious. He's a charming, charismatic, highly intelligent billionaire businessman/scientist who buys Queen Consolidated after a convincing speech to the board of directors. Ray is grateful when Cisco gets stung by a bee for him. [That] was in this odd pairing that seemed to not make sense but could make sense. Ray comments to Felicity that this is why he needs a suit. I’m an optimist at heart, so I’m always shooting myself in my own foot by hoping for the best in people and in the people I work with. When the virus begins spreading, they realize it needs to be modified. Ray Palmer is a scientist, superhero and longtime Justice League member who devised a means of miniaturization through dwarf star matter technology. I don’t think that was Ray’s takeaway in the moment, but it was my takeaway as an actor seeing what the journey could be and kind of understanding where there was potential for growth for him and how he could bond with these characters and they could be an unlikely team. Ray accompanies Felicity to the wedding of John Diggle and Lyla Michaels, and when they're minister doesn't show up, Ray actually performs the ceremony due to being ordained. Then I liked the Constantine pairing from last season — just again speaking about opposites and their different view points on life and what they can teach each other. advertisement. He was inspired to become an engineer and inventor after watching Star Wars as a child. 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. Later on, Ray stages a meeting, and when Roy Harper also shows up, Ray knocks him out. Well, you end up with Ray Palmer. After five years, Routh's journey as Ray Palmer comes to an end in this Tuesday's episode, "Romeo v. Juliet: Dawn of Justness." While Ray's sendoff does a nice job of teeing up where he is headed in the spinoff, it was always something we were going to do." That day was fun and full of some of those moments that happens when you’re working with other actors, like working with the young Ray Palmer and the other artists who are dancing and singing. Based on the DC Comics title, published by DC Entertainment, this hourlong drama is a modern retelling of the legendary DC Comics character Green Arrow. It just depends on the scene. Ray, Sara, and Mick changed a bit in the transition from their original shows to Legends. Here are all 70 puppies competing in Puppy Bowl XVII, The best books to keep you warm this January. Ray visits Felicity at her apartment and ends up giving her mother his smartwatch. We have so much fun improvising and adding to scenes and creating the bromance that was on the page but, you know, stepping up a notch wherever we see there's opportunity for that. Speaking to TVLine, Routh discussed Ford's tenure on the show, including her comedic … End of an Arrow: Thoughts on the Series & Finale. My ability to do that and improv on the show, and the freedom that they've given me to do that — whether it ends up on the episode is one thing, or just on the cutting room floor — but that opportunity, has been great for me. An Arrowverse standout himself, portraying Ray Palmer (a.k.a. News Jan 28, 2020 ... did Ray Palmer die. During a spelunking expedition, Palmer and his students, along with his girlfriend, lawyer Jean Loring, find themselves trapped in a cave. Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW. Ray volunteers to save Dr. Tina McGee since the bees won't penetrate his suit, while Barry deals with the woman controlling the bees. In the hour, Ray embarks on his last mission with the team — a wild adventure with William Shakespeare — before he and his wife Nora Darhk (Courtney Ford, who is also departing the show) leave the Waverider. Sometimes when mere words won't suffice, a GIF will do just fine. I told Nick, “I’m gonna try this and see if it works.” And it did. Art by Gil Kane and Murphy Anderson from Showcase #34 (Oct. 1961). Then Oliver and Nyssa arrive, and Oliver reiterates Merlyn's plan. Raymond "Ray" Palmer ist der ehemalige Geschäftsführer und Eigentümer vom Palmer Technologies. After five years, Routh's journey as Ray Palmer comes to an end in this Tuesday's episode, "Romeo v. Juliet: Dawn of Justness." Is that talking about in terms of working for him at QC or are we talking romance? I’ve grown just having that experience and having a son. Absolutely. I’m grateful to the fans who also responded in kind. Later on, after the threat is contained, Oliver thanks all of them for helping save the city. He tells Oliver to go ahead and kill him, but Oliver doesn't. Ray is immediately taken with Felicity Smoak and gives her a job at the company, actually naming her as the Vice President and giving her an office and assistant of her own. Ray tries to talk to Felicity about their kiss but she blows him off, assuming he's going to say he regrets it. He thinks that Oliver has killed before, so even if he's not necessarily the one doing it now, there's no reason to trust that. While amongst a meeting at city hall with city officials, Ray and Felicity alongside others are attacked. In spit… The opportunity to be on Legends meant his storyline would come to the forefront a little more and would have more focus, so I was excited about that. Sometime after 2016, Sydney Palmer begins working for Palmer Technologies and claims Ray's A.T.O.M. When Oliver confronts him face to face, Ray refuses to believe what he says. It's not Curb Your Enthusiasm by any means. They both come up with the idea of using Ray's nanotech to get the vaccine airborne, and Ray works on that while Felicity deals with other issues. As we've gone further in seasons, Mick and I haven't had as much to do — just kind of short, little quips. My favorite episode was the Camelot episode [in season 2] and being able to sword fight Damien Darhk, which was a lot of fun. It didn't hurt matters at all that Nora got together with Ray Palmer, and since their actors, Courtney Ford and Brandon Routh are married in real life as … But he kind of got to be a little bit of a chameleon and shift his energy a little bit. The study group will consist of two different parties, people who volunteered to help those who need help with their work, (Ray Palmer, Kendra Saunders, and Jefferson Jackson) and those who desperately need help with their work, (Leonard Snart, Mick Rory, Sara Lance, and Carter Hall). You know, Ray’s feeling so bad about Nate thinking Nora killed his dad, which isn’t the truth but he’s just kind of consumed by it and for his friends, he just automatically does what Sara Lance does. One of the things he proposes is to rename Starling City to Star City, which is the real name from the comics. “I just think that with my journey with the show and the time I spent in the Arrowverse, and what I’ve received from fans as the positive messaging and role model and spirit and energy that Ray Palmer has been able to share with the world, everybody wants that back, everybody feels they deserve communication and deserves to be a partner," said Routh. 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