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12 December 2004 @ 09:47 pm
Not sure how many of you have been following along, but I just discovered that they have made their choice for the role of SUPERMAN in the upcoming movie! Many of you might already know, but it was news to me!

Below is a pick of the actor, Brandon Routh...a bit about him and the choosing...and finally 3 different versions of the Plot summary...

Official Brandon Routh Superman Press Release
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
October 22, 2004

Warner Bros. Pictures made it official today that Brandon Routh has been cast as Superman.
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Brandon Routh, a 25-year-old native of Iowa with television and film acting experience, has been cast as The Man of Steel in the Studio's upcoming Superman epic, to be directed by Bryan Singer. The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production for Warner Bros. Pictures.

The untitled Superman movie is expected to begin principal photography in Australia early next year for release in summer, 2006. It is produced by Jon Peters, Bryan Singer and Gilbert Adler from a screenplay by Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris. No other casting has been announced.

Stated Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer of Warner Bros., "We are so pleased to have put this extraordinary team of filmmakers and talent together and to be moving forward with a project we've all anticipated so much. I think we're going to make a Superman movie that all of us can be very proud to bring to our audience around the world."

Routh was chosen for the role of Superman following an exhaustive search that spanned the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Thousands of candidates were interviewed before the final selection was made.

Singer commented on his choice of a star, saying "Contrary to speculation, it was always my absolute intention to hire an unknown for this role. Brandon is an extremely fine actor who possesses the physical qualifications of Clark Kent/Superman. But he also embodies the legacy and history of this character in a way that makes me certain he's the right choice."

"We respect and appreciate the intense interest that our fans around the world have in Superman, and we went everywhere in search of a talented actor who would represent his look, character and presence," said Robinov. "We think Brandon is a gifted young performer who can re-energize this iconic character and excite new audiences about the legend of Superman."

Routh's television credits include One Life to Live, Gilmore Girls, Will & Grace and Cold Case. He recently wrapped his first feature role in the upcoming film Deadly, starring opposite Laura Prepon.

Plot Summary for
Superman Returns (2006)
In this semi-sequel to the first two "Superman" films, the classic hero returns to Earth after having been missing for six long years. What he finds astounds him - the world he knew has changed for the worse. In his absence, the forces of evil have regrouped like never before. Even Lex Luthor, once an outcast, has risen to the heights of power in Metropolis. And when an old enemy from Krypton reappears, Superman must fight his neverending battle like never before, amidst a world that has forgotten what it's like to have a hero.
Summary written by SR Hadden
The Galant Alien Hero known to the world as Superman has been missing for six years. Something happened six years ago when he gave up his powers for Lois Lane and then took them back to face the dastardly General Zod. Now people, in his absense, begin wondering if they'd have been better off if he'd never existed at all. Those thoughts are trampled when evil creeps back into Metropolis and the only one who can save them is their missing hero!
Summary written by Webathresh
Superman is blamed for the pain of the people and the destruction of Metropolis in the wake of the attacks by General Zod, Non, and Ursa. In response to his new unpopularity, he exiles himself in the Fortress of Solitude. Six years have passed, and a new threat emerges. Superman must leave his exile and battle the oncoming threat, as he is the only one who can. In this film, Superman Returns.
Summary written by Chris Clow
Treed1979a_trick_mind on December 12th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
I dunno. Maybe he will be ok. Have to see what he looks like in tights. :)
Mark: Gunner Lukeboywondermark on December 12th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
Personally, I wanna see him OUT of tights! LOL!!

(BTW, he looks a little like you, doesn't he?)
Treed1979: portraita_trick_mind on December 12th, 2004 10:31 pm (UTC)
Do you think so? Maybe a tiny bit but he is thicker tham I am and has a broader chin. Same kind of hair when mine is grown out a bit.
Mark: Gunner Lukeboywondermark on December 13th, 2004 05:26 am (UTC)
Yeah...I think you do, Tim! That's the very icon I was thinking of when I said that too! Yowza...does Rick know he's got a Superman by the tights?! ;)
Treed1979a_trick_mind on December 13th, 2004 06:27 am (UTC)
I am only partly made of steel. Ask Rick which part. LOL
Markboywondermark on December 13th, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
LOL...for some reason, the old Spin Doctors song "Pocket Full of Kryptonite" popped into my head!
DkonFrostdkonfrost on December 12th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
he's HOT.

i'm glad they have him for the role...i think he's a good match.

would you believe Ashton Kutcher was being considered for it???
Mark: abercrombieboywondermark on December 12th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
I read about Ashton somewhere and was aghast! He's not a bad guy...but too thin and he's just not right for the role! I'm glad they went with a relative unknown!
turtleinashell: turtle happy faceturtleinashell on December 12th, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC)
I wonder if I could be his sidekick?
Mark: Angelboywondermark on December 13th, 2004 05:26 am (UTC)
You wanna be Krypto?! LOL!! JK!
Davezackzak on December 12th, 2004 10:09 pm (UTC)
when i saw his pick i said to Tim...."he looks like he needs some Claritin for those allergies." lol!
his eyes are all pink!
Mark: Daneboywondermark on December 13th, 2004 05:29 am (UTC)
OMG! LOL...I didn't notice that! Maybe he's using his X-ray vision or something!
A.M.ultimategirl on December 13th, 2004 07:29 am (UTC)
Good choice for Superman! He certainly looks the part.

With Bryan Singer directing, there's a very good chance this project will turn out really well.
Mark: charliesmokeboywondermark on December 13th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)
I agree, Anne! Bryan Singer will do a great job with this...and I'm hoping he will still come back and do Xmen 3!
Dale T. GreatOne: Evil Santadgreatone on December 13th, 2004 07:50 am (UTC)

You and Brandon look so much alike - especially in your Superman underwear.
Mark: Daneboywondermark on December 13th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)
LMAO! Dale, you are SO crazy!!! :)
Michaelmikey89 on December 13th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
Heard about this choice awhile back.. cute :)

Do you believe in the "Superman Curse?"
Mark: farmboyboywondermark on December 13th, 2004 05:13 pm (UTC)
Then why didn't you speak up, mister?! I see no curse affecting Tom Welling!
Michaelmikey89 on December 14th, 2004 07:12 am (UTC)
Nor Dean Caine as of yet.. And I thought I told you when I found out..
Mark: farmboyboywondermark on December 14th, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
Nope...not that I remember!
Jaseslavetopassion on December 13th, 2004 05:58 pm (UTC)
wow! He is very handsome. I cant wait to see the movie! Wish I could snuggle up with both my supermen to watch!

~long sloooooooooooow liiiiiiiiiiick~
Mark: Daneboywondermark on December 14th, 2004 05:58 am (UTC)
RAWR! In our version, Superman ignores Lois Lane and goes after Jimmy Olsen!

~marks you just below the hipbone~
Jaseslavetopassion on December 14th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC)
oooo! I'm really liking our version!!!!
Mark: sleepyboywondermark on December 16th, 2004 04:44 am (UTC)
Come into my Fortress of Solitude, you sexy thang!

Jaseslavetopassion on December 16th, 2004 11:42 am (UTC)
~squeals and squirms~
scootermark on December 19th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
Sounds intriguing. Brandon is sexy enough but my reaction to this particular picture is that he looks like a cross between Christopher Reeve and David Schwimmer...
Mark: Archangelboywondermark on December 19th, 2004 11:57 pm (UTC)
LOL! Interesting mix, Mark! :)