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Give Routh the boot! Maybe he can be in the next Mission Impossible movie... 40 54.79%
Give Routh the RE-boot! Let him play Supes again!! 33 45.21%
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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Default Let's just put the question out there by method of polling

If Nolan oversees the project...

Should Routh have a chance to take on the role again?

Keep in mind, this will have nothing to do with continuation of the SR franchise.

Logically I would say no. With a reboot, I feel using the same actor could be too much baggage.

However I'm not seeing a lot of good suggestions for the role, and currently seeing Routh on his Chuck role has me thinking he is better NOW than when he was actually cast.

Definitely in a much better physique. No weird brown color/style to his hair. I see Superman.

Makes it a tougher call for me.




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Old 03-06-2010, 11:33 PM   #2
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I say a BIG HECK NO for me. Since this is going to be rebooting the franchise over. We need to have a clear and total break away from any of the past incarnations. So this next series can find its own footing. It should have its own cast, its own story, its own look and sound.

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I say a BIG HECK NO for me. Since this is going to be rebooting the franchise over. We need to have a clear and total break away from any of the past incarnations. So this next series can find its own footing. It should have its own cast, its own story, its own look and sound.
That is where my logic is.

However I see that a potentially great casting of Superman (Routh) has been wasted because SR was not the film it needed to be (still not a terrible film, just not all that we wanted) and that really is a shame.

He seems to be better for the part than before, and I haven't been wowed by any of the casting suggestions. Hmm... Now I am questioning if there is anyway that it could work. I dunno. Tough sale.

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Yea totally with wb not pleased totally with SR, and since pretty much last year it been clear they want to get away from donner/singer take. It would be in the film's best interest to get totally away from it as possible so it can be viewed its own thing.

As for routh, for me personally didnt like him in SR, thought he was terrible. I get most folks did like the guy for their reasons. Like my reasons for not liking him. But he is probably not going to have the chance at superman again. Besides maybe doing some animation work for wb. Like when he did an episode of the batman.

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I want him back and I think he could come back. It doesn't matter that he was in Superman Returns I don't think ALOT of normal movie goers will even notice. They reboot stuff so quickly these days I bet most normal cinema goers dont even know they aren't sequels. Routh was the main thing I liked about Superman Returns I hope he comes back.

If not and Rick Malambri gets the part that would be fine for me

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Look here's the deal, even if the General movie going audience notice it's the guy from SR, as long as thier given a fun ride with great acting & fun storytelling, they won't give 2 hoots. The GA go see a movie to be entertained. Entertain them & you'll reap the rewards. So I say, yeah Routh can be put back in, just give him a wicked Jim Lee Superman haircut, a new suit, bulk the **** out of him & let him be his own Superman under the direction of Nolan & you'll have another successfull franchise.





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Look here's the deal, even if the General movie going audience notice it's the guy from SR, as long as thier given a fun ride with great acting & fun storytelling, they won't give 2 hoots. The GA go see a movie to be entertained. Entertain them & you'll reap the rewards. So I say, yeah Routh can be put back in, just give him a wicked Jim Lee Superman haircut, a new suit, bulk the **** out of him & let him be his own Superman under the direction of Nolan & you'll have another successfull franchise.





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Routh did great as a Dooner-verse's Superman. He was cast because he resembled Reeve and his Superman and his Clark followed Reeve's performance and Donner's vision. And he did absolutely great as such.

But being this a reboot with what I assume is going to be a completely different vision I don't see him given the part again.

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I don't think he will either but I want him to.

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It's going to be hard for the casting crew to find someone better than Routh, but if they do Bravo!

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No for me. I like him and all but a reboot means a reboot, not a ''routh-boot''.

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You have to assume that the general audience consists of relatively clueless people (bless their souls). . . so a reboot containing Routh is going to confuse the heck out of that audience. Most aren't closely following the production as we are. Most aren't going to understand that it isn't a sequel to SR.

Routh is gone. Unfortunately, because I think given the right director he would have been a decent Superman.

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I say a BIG HECK NO for me. Since this is going to be rebooting the franchise over. We need to have a clear and total break away from any of the past incarnations. So this next series can find its own footing. It should have its own cast, its own story, its own look and sound.
I agree. No Routh.

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I'm assuming we all know Routh has little to no shot at ever donning this suit again, especially with a completely new team on-board with a reboot in mind.

With that said; no. Routh did decent, in the sense that he didn't completely f**k up. But you could say that for anyone in the SR crew. Despite any shortcomings with the material, you should be able to rise above that and hold your weight. Examples? Shia Labeouf and Chris Pine. These two arguably had some flat, outright terrible lines and moments in their respective scripts. But they had the gravitas and charisma to pull it off at no detriment to their performances. Say what you want about their movie or character, they undoubtedly made it work. More importantly, they had the audience on their side.

This is what Routh was missing. He technically checks off everything you would need, but he lacks that X-factor which separates naturally leading men, from actors who are playing a leading role. Physicality is of little consequence here. As many of you should recall, Routh was no stud or muscleman when he was first cast. So to show off his build as support for his stay, is moot. Anyone with a decent frame could replicate that same structure.

We need our Chris Pine. He proved almost brilliantly that you don't need a name or established works to step right into a beloved iconic role....and straight OWN it. I don't know a single person who didn't love him or at least give props for stepping into famous shoes with such ease. Routh was ok, but can anyone here really say he strayed from previous interpretations and made the character definitively his to claim? I feel like many are holding onto Brandon because he's "safe" and are afraid that whomever the new guy is, won't be able to live up to the role. Sorry, but that to me is fundamentally wrong. I can sympathize if Brandon gave a superb performance that would garner extreme backlash from the crowd, if he's replaced...but c'mon. His fanbase is ridiculously low for a franchise this large.


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I dunno. Maybe its all the time people invested into following SR/Routh and they feel cheated that he isn't returning. I don't pretend to know Nolan's thoughts, but I would bet the bank they will use a new guy and are probably already looking for him.
That wouldn't surprise me at all seeing as how this thing is MUCH farther along than we all thought it was.

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Hate it for him because I feel he's the victim of bad circumstances, but they need someone new.

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As much as I liked Routh, I can not wrap my head around having him in a reboot.

With that said, is this movie going to be officially a 'reboot?' I'm sure the Nolan's and Goyer can wrap their heads around it, much better than me. Hurm. . dunno how to spearhead this.

My point, like many others I'm sure, if Routh is in it and no other actors are, how will the general public respond? Where's Bosworth/Lois? Where's Spacey/Lex? Where's the damn kid?

If they use the obvious "Superman Returns was an extension and ending of the Donner run," then we have to cut ties.

I'm rambling, but all of that to say. . this is a hard choice for me.

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I liked Routh as I love the Williams theme, but both need to go for a reboot.

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I say a BIG HECK NO for me. Since this is going to be rebooting the franchise over. We need to have a clear and total break away from any of the past incarnations. So this next series can find its own footing. It should have its own cast, its own story, its own look and sound.

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Brandon Routh Is the perfect Superman and Clark. Haven't seen anyone better. Bring him back please!








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Give it to Routh. He was the only good thing about Superman Returns.

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Give it to Routh. He was the only good thing about Superman Returns.

I know. . I know. But by allowing him back, and potentially letting go all else (cast and story), Joe Public will not have a clue as to what is going on.

Sure - I'm selling the average movie-goer short; but my point stands. WB, Nolan(s) and Goyer will have to write, literal, magic to make that work. Without a plausible reason - within the story and for Joe Public - the new movie will have to cut ties.

I CAN NOT come up with a decent idea where Routh is still Superman, while leaving EVERYTHING about SR out.

Well. . save for a 'Crisis' type story; but then the public would really be lost.

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I'm all for keeping Routh, he was a good Superman in a bad movie. Not hampered by a bad script, slavish director he could be a great Superman. Imagine him playing it his way, not CR's way filtered through Singer, I think he would be cool.

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Personally, I dont think they are going to find anybody better than Routh, I think he is perfect for the role and would love to see him don the tights again.

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