— Johnny Depp as Paul Kemp from
The Rum Diary, 2011
August 12, 2010
Brandon Routh will get Superman Screentest
— Posted by Rodney
But also the repeated fan cries that despite not liking Superman Returns all that much, they still want to see Brandon Routh take on the role.
International Friend Kalelship tipped me off to a few articles about the Superman Reboot and the first of which talks about the potential that Brandon Routh will get the chance to prove himself.
Now this by no means says that Routh will get the gig.
Remember that they CHOSE Routh to begin with because he looked and portrayed the part a certain way. The Nolan Reboot will take a different approach to Superman – which the reboot needs – and will have Kent be a confident and talented journalist. This adds a completely different feel to the character while both the mild mannered reporter and Superman will be confident characters with a strong presence.
Bumbling gee-golly Kent was easy to dismiss as a connection to the Man of Steel, but while this new take on Kent will have him noticed a lot more, he has to get noticed for different things for those glasses to trick anyone.
Routh will have to audition as though he had never played Superman before, and hopefully if he can convince Nolan, he can convince viewers that this film is not tied in any way to Superman Returns.
As much as I want to see Routh as Superman, that connection to Superman Returns would be obvious and detracts from the point of Rebooting it. But if he gets picked and can convince me this isn’t the same Superman, I might be overly curious to see him try.
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