- For other uses of The Ray, see Ray (Disambiguation).
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Freedom Fighters: The Ray is a 2018 superhero film based on the DC Comics character team, the Freedom Fighters and the superhero, The Ray, and the second film in the Arrowverse. It premiered on August 28, 2018, on CW Seed.
The film stars Russell Tovey, Jason Mitchell, and Dilshad Vadsaria, and is directed by Ethan Spaulding, and written by Emilio Ortega Aldrich, Lauren Certo, Marc Guggenheim, Sarah Hernandez, Elizabeth Kim and Sarah Tarkoff.
While being released as a film, the content is, in fact, a combination of episodes from the first and second season of Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
All his life, Ray Terrill has fought injustice, dreaming of making a real difference like his older brother, a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan. One day, he stumbles upon a dying Super Hero from another Earth and is stunned to find that this Super Hero looks just like him—because it is! The dying Ray Terrill of Earth-X transfers photokinetic energy to this Earth's Ray, making him a Super Hero – The Ray. However, Ray quickly learns being a Super Hero isn't all hanging muggers from streetlamps and fighting giant robots. As the evil Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-X, led by Overgirl, close in, The Ray must learn to harness his powers by coming to terms with his true self, even if that means also finally coming out of the closet to his parents. The fate of Earth-X depends on it!