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View Poll Results: Who Do You Want To Play Superman?
Matthew Bomer 10 10.31%
Henry Cavill 8 8.25%
Chace Crawford 1 1.03%
Christian Howard 2 2.06%
John Barrowman 4 4.12%
Jon Hamm 13 13.40%
Brandon Routh 46 47.42%
Tom Welling 15 15.46%
Other. 18 18.56%
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Old August 5 2010, 05:39 PM   #136
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A beaker full of death wrote: View Post

I'd take either of the guys who played Superboy in the 1980s over Routh.
Agreed. In fact, I heard that Gerard Christopher had actually be cast as Superman in Lois & Clark until the producers discovered that he had done Superboy, and they hired Cain instead. Dean Cain grew on me, so I'm glad that it happened the way it did, but, yeah, either Newton or Chirstopher would have been better for Superman Returns.
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Old August 14 2010, 12:13 AM   #137
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With rumors of Brandon Routh being given a chance test for this film... *bump*




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Routh is a terrible actor. Nolan should choose John Hamm, if age doesn't matter, and if he does need a young'un, Matthew Bomer would be the acceptable second choice.
I don't see it happening...nothing against Bomer or Hamm.

JacksonArcher's thread...

Christopher Nolan will give Brandon Routh a screentest
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Old August 17 2010, 12:40 AM   #138
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I'd take either of the guys who played Superboy in the 1980s over Routh.
Why? Both of those guys have to be in their 40s by now.
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Old August 17 2010, 12:49 AM   #139
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I'd take either of the guys who played Superboy in the 1980s over Routh.
Why? Both of those guys have to be in their 40s by now.
Actually Gerard Christopher is 51.
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Old August 17 2010, 02:05 AM   #140
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^So he started playing Superboy around 30? Shades of Tom Welling...
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Old August 17 2010, 03:26 AM   #141
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And he still looks the part more than Baby Routh. See http://www.gerardchristopher.com/bio.html
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Old August 17 2010, 05:05 AM   #142
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I'd take either of the guys who played Superboy in the 1980s over Routh.
Why? Both of those guys have to be in their 40s by now.

Routh's as good as any actor who's played Superman and better than a number of them. Of course, he does act as if he has feelings, which is an apparent problem for some fans.
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Old August 17 2010, 01:28 PM   #143
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I don't think Routh is a bad actor, I just think he's totally miscast as Superman.

And the problem with the acting in Superman Returns wasn't that the actors showed feelings, it was that they didn't show enough feelings. It seemed to me that Singer kept every performance in that film as downplayed and subdued as possible, so that the whole thing came off as detached, languid, and rather sterile.
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Old August 17 2010, 04:25 PM   #144
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^So he started playing Superboy around 30? Shades of Tom Welling...
31 actually. If we want to be anal about it.

And to correct my earlier post, I keep forgetting this is not 2009 anymore. He's 52 now.

I want to be anal about it.
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Old August 17 2010, 04:29 PM   #145
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John Barrowman? is someone taking the piss?
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Old August 18 2010, 07:44 PM   #146
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With rumors of Brandon Routh being given a chance test for this film... *bump*




Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
Routh is a terrible actor. Nolan should choose John Hamm, if age doesn't matter, and if he does need a young'un, Matthew Bomer would be the acceptable second choice.
I don't see it happening...nothing against Bomer or Hamm.

JacksonArcher's thread...

Christopher Nolan will give Brandon Routh a screentest
There were rumors floating around that Hamm was the front-runner, but haven't seen anything lately. I wouldn't be at all surprised if he got the role. After all, his ex-wife is now The White Queen.
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Old August 18 2010, 09:58 PM   #147
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Routh's as good as any actor who's played Superman and better than a number of them.
I wonder what an opinion like this is based on. Routh said and did so little of note in "Superman Returns" that I feel like it didn't give me enough exposure to his acting to really judge him fairly as a good or bad actor. As others have, I blame the director and writers of the script more than him.
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Old August 18 2010, 10:43 PM   #148
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Old August 18 2010, 11:10 PM   #149
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Yeah, I know he's done a lot of movies since "Superman Returns", but the only one I saw was "Zack and Miri", and he was in that one for like 5 minutes.
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Old August 19 2010, 02:06 PM   #150
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Yeah, I know he's done a lot of movies since "Superman Returns", but the only one I saw was "Zack and Miri", and he was in that one for like 5 minutes.
So the opinion is based on his other works. You just can't form an opinion because you haven't seen his other works. But that doesn't change the fact that he has done enough work to convince other people he can act.

Personally, Chuck convinced me Routh is the right actor for Superman.
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