Though a deal has not yet been inked, relative unknown Brandon Routh is expected to take on the role of Superman for the long-in-the-works feature. Singer and his crew are headed to Australia next month to begin production.
Routh’s credits include “One Life to Live,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Will & Grace” and “Cold Case.” He recently wrapped his first feature role in “Deadly,” starring opposite “That ’70s Show” star Laura Prepon.
Routh, 25, was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, just 100 miles south of Woolstock — the hometown of TV’s original Superman, George Reeves.
Also, ‘Vincent’ pointed us to the Chicago Sun-Times, which reports that Superman screenwriter Dan Harris revealed more of the film’s plot:
As for script secrets, Harris divulged the following: “He’ll begin in his late 20s. He lost his powers in ‘Superman 2′ and now he has the powers back. But something has happened because he’s been away for a long time.”
“We’re taking off from the first two Superman films with Christopher Reeve. We use his history and then move on with big twists and great special effects.
“We’re not going to do the origin story again. Our view is if you’re over 25 years old, then you’ve seen the Reeve films and that’s Superman to you. If you’re under 25, then you watch TV’s ‘Smallville,’ and that’s Superman to you.”
Stay tuned for more Superman news as it comes in!