Brandon Routh Shows Off Kingdom Come Superman Look for 'Crisis on Infinite Earths'

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The CW has unveiled Brandon Routh's look as Superman for its upcoming "Crisis On Infinite Earths" Arrowverse crossover - and his costume is confirmed to be that of the Kingdom Come Superman.

Though CW hasn't confirmed whether the Superman Routh portrays will have a storyline based on that of the Kingdom Come comic book title (in which an older Superman comes out of retirement to stand up to a younger, more brutal generation of heroes), Routh's costume is a dead-ringer for Alex Ross' Kingdom Come design - down to the graying hair at his temples.

The color and texture of the suit and raised chest symbol (although larger in size) is also reminiscent of his Superman Returns costume from the 2006 feature film in which he starred.

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Routh is also confirmed to portray both Superman and his regular Arrowverse character Ray Palmer, the Atom in the crossover.

"Crisis on Infinite Earths” will crossover Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Batwoman in a five-episode event, with three episodes airing in December and the remaining two airing in January.

Originally published on Newsarama

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George Marston
Newsarama Writer

George Marston is Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. George has also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)