Brandon Routh Still Hoping to Play Superman Again
07.29.10 by Ryan
Most critics and fans would agree that their issues with 2006's Superman Returns had little or nothing to do with Brandon Routh's performance, which may be why the actor is still holding out hope that he can continue with the role in the next incarnation that Christopher Nolan is producing. Routh told CinemaBlend that while he has heard nothing about the upcoming Superman movie, tentatively titled Superman: The Man of Steel, he is interested in returning to the role.
I certainly would [love to play Superman again]. As much as I say I’m working to shake that off or shake it up, I certainly don’t want to extinguish or get rid of it because it was a great honor and I would love to be able to return as that character.
Nolan's involvement in the Superman movie began when The Dark Knight writer David S. Goyer told him an idea he had for the character. Nolan admitted he "immediately got it, loved it" and took it to Warner Bros. with himself attached as producer and with Goyer writing the script and Nolan's brother Jonathan recently rumored for the director's chair. Routh concurs that the Nolan brothers' involvement would mean a new take on Superman.
I think the brothers Nolan are both very talented and so that makes it a different kind of film
that would be than Bryan [Singer]’s vision, which I think was a very nice film that I’m very proud of.
Routh added that he hopes the "groundswell" of Internet support he is receiving for a Superman return will "turn into a tsunami." Nolan, meanwhile, recently revealed that he hasn't "even thought about" casting the lead role in the rebooted movie.