LatinoReview is saying that they’ve known for some time now that Brandon Routh would be stepping down as Superman before the next installment of the franchise went before the lens. Variety has gone on to confirm that, so bye-bye Brandon.

The absolute why of this is unknown, though it may be related to relatively disappointing box office returns or the fact that Brandon Routh was terrible as Superman. His Clark Kent was fine, but his Superman was basically just Clark Kent, all sort of emo and weepy and lame, instead of being a charismatic hero like we know Supes to be. Now if they just get rid of Bryan Singer, the next installment will be great!

It’s still unknown as to who will be donning the red undies or if they’ll be Supes in both the upcoming JLA film and the next Superman, so stay tuned in for details.

UPDATE!:

Our friends over at AICN just threw a wrench into the rumor above that Brandon Routh will not be Superman in the next film. Here is what they had to say:

“I just got off the phone with a very high-ranking mole who is absolutely in a position to know what’s happening with this film, and he tells me that it is “absolutely false” that Brandon Routh is out as Superman for the stand-alone series.

The only thing that has been determined is that JUSTICE LEAGUE will not feature the actors from the other films. That’s it.

Right now, Routh is still Warner’s choice to return if they make another stand-alone SUPERMAN film, and that’s based on conversations as recently as a few weeks ago.”

This definitely makes the situation a bit more interesting, as we now have warring rumors. So who do we believe? Well, at this point we can’t say who is right or wrong until we get confirmation from the studio. And since we can’t count on that at this point, we are just going to stay out of it.

But we do want to know what you think:

Talking Point: Rumor or not, do you think Brandon Routh should return for another Superman flick?


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