Thursday, October 30, 2008

NEWS: Superman Update...Brandon Routh In?

Hey guys! So, earlier today, I posted a little forum where I asked what you guys would like to see happen in the alleged upcoming reboot of the Superman franchise. Now, most of us can admit that Superman Returns sort of shit the bed. It was fun, but it can only go so far when the biggest action you get in a Superman film is him lifting stuff. However, one if not the biggest positive in the film was the performance of Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman. To me, and a few other people I know, Brandon Routh is the best Superman in the franchises' history. He was phenominal. So that leads me to a new interview that was taken over at the great website, IESB. Here are the best parts...

When asked if there have been any discussions between anyone over at WB or Bryan Singer himself about keeping him on the film as Superman...

"Well, the most recent conversation I had was with Paul when I was in New York and we talked about what they are Warner Bros. were thinking and what the situation was and obviously, thankfully, he is still wanting me to be a part of it and I certainly want to be a part of it."

That may be the best piece of news I've heard in a long time. Keeping him on the film makes this a much more anticipated film, at least for me...

When asked if the studio's have a time frame for when they would like to get rolling on this...

"No, I don't have a time frame. I haven't really heard the studio's stance, I've just heard what's in the media and that every time I see somebody from Warner Bros. they tell me that they are working on it and are going to figure it out soon. But that's about the answer I get."

This is no surprise. He may be the big star of the film, but just like when Michael Caine came out and said that WB had signed Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Riddler and Penguin respectivley, if it was true, he wouldn't have known.

When asked if he thinks Superman could be as dark as The Dark Knight...

"I don't know, I don't think the character necessarily has to be darker, I think he is kind of dark in a sense, emotional dark, in Superman Returns, and the movie as a whole was slightly dark, they could have had more prowess in it I suppose, and I think that's one thing that can be done in the sequel, so I don't know how much darker you want to make it necessarily. You make the stakes higher, you make the villain darker, I think that's a way to do it. But I don't think Superman himself needs to be darker. He definitely has to struggle, how does Superman be a part of the world? And does he have to make sacrifices to be a part of that world? To fit in and what purpose does he really play in the world? Those are all kind of dark places to explore. But, I don't think Superman should ever be dark and brooding, that's not is nature. And that's now what people what to see. Like Brainiac or something like that, a situation when the villain is..."

What are your thought's on this question? I don't think that a Superman film has to be DARK, but I do think that it should be EPIC. The two don't have to go hand in hand...What are your thoughts?

Finally, when asked what his choice for villain would be...

"I think it would certainly be interesting, I think there are a lot of things you could do with Brainiac. He's been given a lot of power and a lot of different abilities over the years in the comics, as far as I understand. I know that DC is working on a Brainiac storyline that they are excited about and I think combining the two and have that flow between the comics and the movie would be a nice thing. I honestly think there are a lot of interesting things you can do with Brainiac. Controlling people, controlling technology, a lot of cool things."

I could not agree with him more...who would you like to see in the next film?

Overall, I think this is all pretty good news. What do you think? Are you looking forward to a new Superman film?


Come back later for more news, and a review of Zach and Miri Make A Porno, featuring the man himself, Brandon Routh!!

Go see something good!

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