Confirms Superman Casting
about a dream come true for one actor.
See, kids? You can grow up to be anything you want,
provided you look like Superman.
It Cool News, Bryan Singer himself finally confirmed
last night the rumors that had been flying since Sunday
-- and which Warner Brothers has not yet made official.
(We held off, being a little gunshy after our Invisible
Woman debacle.) The director has cast relatively unknown
actor Brandon Routh as Superman for the upcoming Warner
Brothers film. This follows a pretty exhaustive search over
the past few months that auditioned just about anyone who
might look even vaguely not ridiculous in tights.
reviewer, Sarah Stanek, may have an opinion on Routh's casting,
as one of his highest profile roles to date has been guesting
on Gilmore Girls.
casting an unknown had long been considered Singer's preference,
the studio had allegedly made him test guys like Brendan
Fraser and Jim Caviezel. But it makes sense. After all,
who had really heard of Christopher Reeve before he made
Superman his own? Heck, who had heard of Hugh Jackman before
he completely altered our vision of Wolverine?
the big question is who Singer wants to play Lois. Our friends
over at Cinescape
may have the scoop. They claim the list has been narrowed
to six actresses, many of the refugees from Fox and WB teen
dramas. They include:
Barton (The O.C.)
Kirshner (Not Another Teen Movie, The Crow: City of
Portman (some crappy sci-fi stuff)
choices, if true. At any rate, Singer has confirmed that
his film will try to be hazily connected to earlier incarnations,
possibly acknowledging the first two Reeve films, wisely
ignoring III and IV. Superman will have
been absent from public life for a period of time, returning
to a world that may almost wish he had never been. If it
sounds a little bit like a lift from Bruce Timm's and Paul
Dini's animated series, that may not be an accident. Singer
does research his source material pretty heavily.
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