Brandon Routh on a Darker Superman caught up with Superman Returns star Brandon Routh, who has a role in Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and asked about the “Dylan Dog” comic book adaptation Dead of Night (Routh says they start filming in mid-January) and possibly making the next “Superman” film darker. Here’s a clip on the latter:

I don’t know, I don’t think the character necessarily has to be darker, I think he is kind of dark in a sense, emotional dark, in Superman Returns, and the movie as a whole was slightly dark, they could have had more prowess in it I suppose, and I think that’s one thing that can be done in the sequel, so I don’t know how much darker you want to make it necessarily. You make the stakes higher, you make the villain darker, I think that’s a way to do it. But I don’t think Superman himself needs to be darker. He definitely has to struggle, how does Superman be a part of the world? And does he have to make sacrifices to be a part of that world? To fit in and what purpose does he really play in the world? Those are all kind of dark places to explore. But, I don’t think Superman should ever be dark and brooding, that’s not is nature. And that’s now what people what to see. Like Brainiac or something like that, a situation when the villain is…

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