Brandon Routh to Stay in 'Superman' Reboot

October 11, 2008 06:59:06 GMT

The speculation was sparked up by DC Comics President Paul Levitz's comment about the previous meetings related to the return of the man of steel's depicter.

Brandon Routh to Stay in 'Superman' Reboot
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Despite Warner Bros. Pictures' decision on starting the "Superman" franchise from the scratch once again, Brandon Routh may still be kept as the famous man of steel in the reboot project. Latino Review reported that the potential return of the 29-year-old as Clark Kent/Superman has been hinted by DC Comics President Paul Levitz in a recent interview.

Sparking the rumor, Levitz noted that Routh has had meetings with the DC Comics lately to discuss about the future "Superman" project. "Last week Brandon Routh has come around the offices in New York and Los Angeles as of late to talk about Superman and what we want to do," so he claimed in the interview. Nevertheless, whether the speculation holds some truth is yet to be proven.

Back in August, Warner Bros. have announced that instead of moving on with a sequel to "Superman Returns", the studio will start the project right from the scratch. It is still unclear though whether the reboot movie will be titled "Superman: The Man of Steel" in place of the sequel, or it will adopt a new one. Additionally, The Independent earlier noted in its article that Kevin Spacey will reprise his role as baddie Lex Luthor in the reboot.


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posted by lol on Dec 17, 2010
no one else can't do better superman than tom welling. he got look he got high he got eye he got the body he got everything to perform superman
posted by rommel tangalin on Oct 04, 2010
for me routh he stay the man of steel superman. the character the way he move and potiencial
posted by KD on Aug 07, 2010
Brandon Routh is Superman
posted by KD on Aug 07, 2010
Please bring Routh back as Superman! He is the best
posted by Alex on Feb 10, 2010
How about Sandra Bulock in Lois Lane Role.
posted by Superman me on Jan 28, 2010
Hey superman keep on your job alright..what do you think about Lady GaGa?..umm...
posted by bgtbg on Feb 22, 2009
if they keep him then then people wont see it as a reboot
posted by jonsey2009 on Jan 21, 2009
Who cares as long as they replace that talentless Lois Lane Kate Bosworth. A faster talking sexier chick maybe Jordana Brewster or Kate Beckinsale hell or even the hottie from Smallville.
posted by Kag on Oct 28, 2008
For real all i want to see is a new bad guy, I'm sick of Lex he is boring and needs to be replaced. Bring in someone exciting and that will put up a good fight. I'm sure most Superman fans are thinking and saying the same thing.
posted by Clark El on Oct 27, 2008
Brandon Routh has a three picture deal as Superman. Warner Brothers is not going to pay somebody else to play Superman and also pay Mr. Routh. It is starting to look more and more as if there is a sequel to Superman Returns being made(Superman Man of Steel) and may already be in the early stages of production.
posted by vmrgrsergr on Oct 27, 2008
Brandon Routh did not have the powerful look for a superman. I hope he is sacked and replaced by Tom Welling or some other Superman actor that looks like a man
posted by kal on Oct 23, 2008
An office visit? Sounds vague. Maybe Brandon went around to find out what was going on. It doesn't sound like a definite yes.
posted by Ayesha on Oct 20, 2008
Brandon routh is our SUPERMAN. plz bring routh back. Sparky, u r so rude. when they can make spiderman & batman with same heros again, then why not brandon routh as superman? it seems that they r so confused to cast him again. they shouldnt be. they should make their script & story powerful and should not blame the actors for it.
posted by nicole on Oct 14, 2008
Cool.... brandon still superman, im so.. happy he did a great job in superman returns. I would like to see more action, in the next film i wanna see superman punch or throw something huge. I would like to see doomsday or members of the justice league in the next film. Get michael bay to direct the next film as he's an awesome director.
posted by Sparky on Oct 13, 2008
Dan the Man- If they weren't at least considering Routh to return, he wouldn't of been to both main offices in NYC and LA. If he was out, they would've told him so at one or the other. Why tell him he's fired at twice at two different places?
posted by Anuar (Malaysia) on Oct 12, 2008
posted by Dan the Man on Oct 11, 2008
I'm so sick of these internet geeks taking one miniscule little quote and turning it into some sort of big deal. So what if Levitz made a throwaway comment? The quote clearly states that Routh came around DC Comics' offices to talk about what Warner Brothers is going to do. So that means he's going to reprise his role? That's a long shot by any measure.
posted by JT on Oct 11, 2008
I hope the next Superman movie does keep Brandon Routh!

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