Brandon Routh posted a goodbye message to Legends of Tomorrow on his Instagram page on the actor’s final day of filming.It was announced in August that Routh and co-star Courtney Ford will be leaving the show and that they would film their last episode in October. It seems that day has come; Routh is bittersweet as he posts pictures of himself in costume, a room of costumes, a cake and some fan art.
“My final day of filming with my #LegendsFamily. I love you all & appreciate the 5 seasons we’ve spent together,” Routh began. “It hasn’t always been easy, but I think that’s what makes it harder to leave—getting through the growing pains of the first few seasons has bonded us. And made the last three seasons a blast! I’ve never been at a job this long, so this is new for me. I think I will miss you all and the fun we’ve had making this silly show on the #Waverider—as much as I’ll miss bringing #RayPalmer to life. Love & blessings on a great finish to the season.”
Routh has appeared in every episode of Legends of Tomorrow since the show began airing in 2016. Even before that, Routh portrayed his character Ray Palmer/The Atom on Arrow as far back as 2014. He even voiced the character in the video game LEGO DC Super-Villains.
Before he goes, Routh will reprise his role as Kingdom Come Superman in the upcoming Arrowverse Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. The actor will next appear in a fantasy movie based on the life of Anastasia.