Re: Superman (casting, rumors, pix till release)
I doubt that Routh's contract was the short end of the stick, particularly if it had a standard three picture pay-or-play deal attached to it.
Routh's contract to play Superman in a sequel expired in 2009. The sequel clauses probably weren't pay or play as Routh was a newcomer rather than an established star.
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