Brandon Routh Reacts To His Return As Superman

San Diego Comic-Con has revealed some super-special news for the CW's Arrowverse - and it's a development we never thought we'd ever see. A familiar face is donning Superman's cape once again, and he has some feelings about the impending comeback.
As part of the festivities of Comic-Con 2019, it was announced that the CW is cooking up a crossover of epic proportions: former Superman actor Brandon Routh, who played Clark Kent in the 2006 film Superman Returns, and current Man of Steel Tyler Hoechlin, who portrays Supes in a recurring capacity on Supergirl, will both be suiting up as Superman as a part of the Arrowverse's upcoming "Crisis on Infinite Earths" event.
It's a role Routh hasn't played since 2006's Superman Returns, and at this point, almost certainly never expected to play again.
The announcement, first reported by Deadline on July 19, got fans in the best kind of huff: a fast-talking frenzy that left some commenters already declaring "Crisis on Infinite Earths" as the greatest crossover event ever. Not long after the news hit the 'net, Routh took to social media just like the fans did to react to his return as Superman.
Routh tweeted in response to Deadline's post confirming the news, saying that he was "Honored, humbled, grateful, and still pinching myself."
Hoechlin, who first slipped into the Superman suit in 2016 for Supergirl, expressed his own anticipation for the forthcoming clash of the Supermen by tweeting at Routh,
"Let's go brother!"
Routh bantered back with a punch and a wink emoji, as well as the comment,
"So excited to share the screen with you as Supes @tylerhoechlin! So fun! I'm so ready!"
Routh also joked that he was immediately heading off to the gym to get into tip-top shape for the crossover, though we doubt he actually needs to, considering that he's been playing superheroes for years. Arrowverse loyals will already recognize Routh from his role as Ray Palmer, better known as the Atom -- a role which he's taken to Arrow, The Flash, and DC's Legends of Tomorrow, on which he's currently a main player.
The actor also opened up to Entertainment Weekly about his return to the role that put him on the map as a younger man. He admitted that he initially experienced mixed feelings about the news before letting himself feel excited. Asked about his outlook, Routh said,
"It's an opportunity for me to kind of say hello and goodbye to the character in a way I didn't get to the first time."
Routh and Hoechlin's eagerness about playing duelling Supermen is nothing compared to the reactions of their fans, one of whom tweeted,
"The fact that both of you will be sharing the screen as Supes is blowing my mind! Can't wait to see you both back in the red cape!"
Another said that the news was the best thing they had heard yet from this year's Comic-Con - even more incredible than the surprise Top Gun: Maverick trailer Tom Cruise dropped on Thursday. According to that fan,
"I was buzzing like a happy bee over the Top Gun trailer… then this Brandon Routh news drops into my hive like a dollop of sweet unpasteurized honey. Yes! Yes! Yes! Best DC news in ever."
What makes the news of Routh's return to the Superman role so exciting is that many thought it would never be possible. The idea of seeing Routh as Kal-El again was pretty unthinkable after Superman Returns failed to generate the kind of box office that studio Warner Brothers Pictures needed to greenlight a sequel, taking in just over $391 million worldwide. That's not much compared to other DC Comics-based fare from WB, which has tended to scoop up anywhere from around $750 million globally on the lower end to over $1 billion at the top.
While Routh did pick up praise for his performance, Warner Bros. decided not to pursue more films with him in the role. The studio wound up rebooting the character seven years later in 2013's Man of Steel, the film that started the DC Extended Universe as we know it.
It's unknown which installments of the five-episode "Crisis on Infinite Earths" event Routh and Hoechlin will appear on. Much like previous crossover events in the Arrowverse, the expansive story is set to once again bring together the casts of the CW's superhero series, this time including Arrow, Batwoman, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.
Even without the Superman news, it's clear that the event will be the biggest one in the Arrowverse thus far, spanning two months of real time, with three episodes of the crossover seeing release in December, and two more to follow in January 2020.
The crossover's story is likely to follow, or at least draw inspiration from, the DC Comics storyline of the same name, in which the heroes fight against the nefarious Anti-Monitor with the help of alternate versions of themselves from different universes.
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  • Which actor was the all-time best Superman?

    LooperLooperAylar önce
    • John Hamn... oh wait.

      RyanRyan19 gün önce
    • Reeves!!!!

      poetofreasonpoetofreason23 gün önce
    • @laura marrero fabian Dean Cain was ok. Yeah he played Clark but near the end of the series you see him as superman.

      Dion ErmenDion Ermen28 gün önce
    • @Francisco Espino yeah because that's all that happened a few shits. So he has never been superman as it was cancelled. So he is not even in the running.

      Dion ErmenDion Ermen28 gün önce
    • @charles swearingen just reeve dude. George was reeves

      Dion ErmenDion Ermen28 gün önce
  • So that essentially means we got Christopher Reeves Superman. Because Brandon Routh and Christopher Reeves played the same incarnation of Superman.

    Crimson DoodlebearCrimson Doodlebear4 saatler önce
  • Oh shit the Super Vegan Todd is returning?

    Cameron KarrCameron Karr3 gün önce
  • The movie universe decides not to do anything with their Superman, good thing we have the TV universe.

    Chimen ExpressChimen Express4 gün önce
  • well that's it I'm off to see my lawyer to draw up my will. i can finally die happy.

    Landon BiondoLandon Biondo5 gün önce
  • Todd Ingram is Superman

    acidicIdiotacidicIdiot5 gün önce
  • Best Superman after Christopher Reeves!

    Graavigala85Graavigala855 gün önce
  • Idk about this, but Brandon Routh really matches as Ray Palmer more than being portrayed as Superman.

    Enhance ThrillerEnhance Thriller6 gün önce
  • I KNEW ATOM LOOKED FAMILIAR

    Mark SeptipieMark Septipie6 gün önce
  • I would rather see Welling honestly. Routh seems like a nice guy, but his film sucked. The suit also did not look good either. Nothing about the film was good. It's better that his Superman is forgotten really.

    FonzFonz7 gün önce
  • He's fucking handsome ,I miss them after Superman returns

    Taenyoon TaneoTaenyoon Taneo8 gün önce
  • Yes that's going to be good !!!🕴️🍃🐱🐱

    Santi. JosefSanti. Josef8 gün önce
  • Christopher Reeves played the best Superman.

    Neutral 69Neutral 699 gün önce
  • Routh was great as Supes he just deserved a better movie

    Darryl RuizDarryl Ruiz11 gün önce
  • Wish it was on the big screen... smh

    Humanities ResistanceHumanities Resistance11 gün önce
  • This is a dream come true for me. He is the true successor to Reeves and was meant for the role.

    Steven PassananteSteven Passanante12 gün önce
  • Ben Affleck - Superman?

    Ira OnacraIra Onacra13 gün önce
  • We want Henry. We want Henry. We want Henry.

    Gerry StevensGerry Stevens13 gün önce
  • Tyler: I'm the best superman Brandon: hold my beer Henry Cavill: Children Please

    dari_ mdari_ m15 gün önce
  • love you love you love you

    joyce mossjoyce moss15 gün önce
  • I don't care what the critics say - but Henry Cavill was the best Superman ever. And MAN OF STEEL was the best Superman movie ever made.

    Robert YoungRobert Young15 gün önce
  • How can the atom also be superman? What is DC doing?

    winkmsmwinkmsm17 gün önce
  • Great news

    marksdad10marksdad1017 gün önce
  • I hope not. He was no good

    Travis LandTravis Land17 gün önce
  • He was perfect as Superman wasn’t his fault the movie sucked!

    Brenda CatoBrenda Cato17 gün önce
  • Why did people hate Brandon Roth as Superman? I really didn't understand. I was excited to see the Superman music return back in 2006. Now, man of steel movies doesn't have that Superman music anymore. Well, I guess the Superman theme is now gone forever. Man of steel didn't even play a single tune from John William's The Superman March theme. I had to order it on CD from Amazon because it's a classic now. It really breaks my heart that the Superman theme wasn't in man of steel.

    Steven HuynhSteven Huynh17 gün önce
  • Even tho the movie was shite, Routh was great as Superman

    Shape ShifterShape Shifter18 gün önce
  • He actually deserved the role as he has an obvious resemblance with Christopher Reeve

    arjay floresarjay flores18 gün önce
  • Brandon Roth is super man....we all know that.... just look at him and Christopher Reaves.

    Raymond CharlesRaymond Charles18 gün önce
  • Brandon Roth is the real super man second to Christopher Reaves....I was dying for this to happen again..... thank God for that.

    Raymond CharlesRaymond Charles18 gün önce
  • I actually preferred him, than Henry .

    JediRougeJediRouge19 gün önce
  • Would be good if they could squeeze Tom Welling into this too

    jar furjar fur19 gün önce
  • Shud. Of ad Tom welling as well as superman as the cross over is infinite earth's

    EVILCLOWN 83EVILCLOWN 8319 gün önce
  • Hoechlin supe: I know the only guy who can help us. Let's find Ray Palmer. Routh supe: DON'T YOU DARE......

    CreatipCreatip20 gün önce
  • Never liked him as Superman.

    Avinash SinghAvinash Singh20 gün önce
  • I'm so Happy for Brandon.

    btqybtqy20 gün önce
  • Brandon routh is the new best superman... And by the way plsss urge Hugh Jackman to play again as the iconic wolverine..

    JAKOLERO C P.MOHAMMADJAKOLERO C P.MOHAMMAD20 gün önce
  • Superman is corny already. They need to come up with some new ideas.

    Moe From The NorthsideMoe From The Northside20 gün önce
  • No fucking thank you

    GODOFBEATSGODOFBEATS21 gün önce
  • It didn't happen because it was a shitty story, Brandon. A lot of actors are fucking clueless. Also, that beak and clefted chin are a NO.

    Adelaine DelabinAdelaine Delabin21 gün önce
  • I like him as Superman, will he also be the Atom? And were is Smallville’s favorite Clark Kent?

    Scott FridingerScott Fridinger21 gün önce
  • *this gives me hope for Tobey Maguire's return as Spider-Man!*

    Zain MushtaqZain Mushtaq21 gün önce
  • Look,👀, there have been many supermen/clark Kent's, their all good in their own way, there were supermen before chris reeves too but no one mentions them cause their black n' white, personally I like henry cavil and the other's but at the end of the day ur only as good as the script and there have been a couple of poo supermen scripts counting 2 that Chris reeves was in, just because he looks like Chris reeves doesn't mean he's as good as portraying supers as well as he could, just look as superman on super girl he looks hell of a lot like him but his acting sucks, thank u for reading and I shall bid u a good day sir. Lmao😆

    kevin nealkevin neal21 gün önce
  • As many have pointed out he resembles Reeves and that's most likely why, other than the script he was dropped in favor of Cavill. The reason he was hired is most likely the reason he was fired. Ps. Kudos for bringing Burt "Robin " Ward into this production.

    Robert J RomaniRobert J Romani22 gün önce
  • wow, this really amazing.... I can't wait to see him back on the red Cape... he is the best Superman for me.... I really love Brandon Routh....

    Marlenie RogasMarlenie Rogas22 gün önce
  • Hopefully he wears the same suit as the 2006 film if it was preserved somewhere

    Slade Wind NEWSlade Wind NEW22 gün önce
  • Brandon routh i think is the closest superman to christopher reeves he's the perfect superman.

    Jose BetancesJose Betances22 gün önce
  • Brandon was the best superman after Reeves. The MOVIE he got was crap.

    Jonathan RigbyJonathan Rigby22 gün önce
  • Routh made a very credible Superman. Would loved to have seen him in a few more movies. Glad to see this. Can tell he is very excited about this as he should be.

    Mick McKenzieMick McKenzie22 gün önce
  • I loved Brandon Routh in Superman Returns and I got that he was a Christ figure and Lois was a Mary of Magdalene figure just from watching the movie. All of those women who were screaming that Superman was a deadbeat dad were wrong.

    Cal JenningsCal Jennings22 gün önce
  • I prefer Routh. I see Cavill as gladiator.

    DenDen22 gün önce
  • Still catching up with arrow Damn it already has 7 seasons

    Jishnu RajeevJishnu Rajeev22 gün önce
  • When will this show?

    Jakob ApricodoJakob Apricodo22 gün önce
  • Now all we need is a good Lantern!

    BradmyrBradmyr23 gün önce
  • Bad choice don’t make me 🤮. Tom Welling was the best.

    Michael LotusMichael Lotus23 gün önce
  • I want to see the actor from Smallville return to the roloffs up that would be nice to be able to throw in there

    steve owensbysteve owensby23 gün önce
  • Finally. He belongs in that role more than any other character, and Brandon makes a way better Superman than Tyler Hoechlin. Nothing about him says Superman, imo, but with Brandon, everything did! Even better than Henry Cavill.

    Cory KentCory Kent23 gün önce
  • I liked him as Superman. I liked the 2006 version.

    Stephanie RiversStephanie Rivers23 gün önce
  • Personally I loved Brandon as superman so yeh I'm up for him returning x

    Herondales AngelHerondales Angel23 gün önce
  • I never liked Tyler Hoechlin as Supes, he's just not imposing enuff. Being saved by a 5'9"-5'10" doesn't really inspire....

    Teran IcerTeran Icer23 gün önce
  • He is my favorite Superman. So happy he's back.

    hoodie and redhoodie and red23 gün önce
  • Dead Cain should have returned as Superman.

    Real Dr. VenkmanReal Dr. Venkman23 gün önce
  • Henry looks good in the suit but Brandon reminds me more of Mr Reeves. Glad Brandon is back.

    alyccaevealyccaeve23 gün önce
  • DCU, ganbatte ne! Try harder this time, DC!

    Jim FransJim Frans24 gün önce
  • HE PUNCHED THE HIGHLIGHT OUT OF HER HAIR

    Jax the RipperJax the Ripper24 gün önce
  • John 3:18-21 KJV He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. [20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. [21] But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

    Jesus is GodJesus is God24 gün önce
  • I love this men is superman!💓💗

    เรียกนามข้าว่า ลูซิเฟอร์เรียกนามข้าว่า ลูซิเฟอร์24 gün önce
  • No no no no no no no no no no. You are not allowed to have two supermen today that are white. If you are woke superman needs to be a monkey. He needs to come from Africa. And he needs to be stronger and smarter. That’s the joke. Everyone knows that’s a big joke. But that is what it means to be woke in 2019. You have to pretend that superman is not Superman. Notice what I wrote. Notice what I actually wrote. Did your racist mind stick in a different word for monkey.? Well, technically you’re correct. But you’re still a racist. Democrats are such communist hypocrites.😁😀

    NPC #10101010101NPC #1010101010124 gün önce
  • He like Christopher Reeves

    hit wondahit wonda24 gün önce
  • I thought he was making another movie. wtf

    Ghost DragonGhost Dragon24 gün önce
Brandon Routh Reacts To His Return As Superman