Cinema Blend has an article saying Brandon Routh would like to reprise the role of Superman in the franchise reboot.
I think he did a good job in “Superman Returns” and should get a chance to do the role. We have a little more discussion at SF-Fandom.
Superman is almost a ubiquitous character. It’s not that anyone can play him, but so many people have played him: Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Brandon Routh (to name those I have heard about). And the character is really two characters — Superman (Kal-El) and Clark Kent. Many of the actors have said they prefer doing Clark to Kal because Clark is the more conflicted character, hence more interesting.
Nonetheless, it really takes a certain style to be Superman. I’m not sure I would ever have been comfortable with Nicolas Cage as Superman (he was rumored to want the role at one point). I enjoy Cage’s movies but he just isn’t a Superman-style actor to me.
So here is my vote for Brandon Routh as Superman.
Whom would you like to see play the role?