News website Omelete recently caught up with Superman Returns star Brandon Routh on the set of Scott Pilgrim Versus The World to talk about a possible sequel to Bryan Singer’s comic book flop. The one-time Kryptonian, however, was less than sure about whether or not he would be filling the red boots again. In the interview Routh stated, “I do not know of anything. I am sure that Warner Brothers is moving there, but everything is uncertain. Really, I do not know anything. The term contract has expired. But if they call me, I would suit up without thinking twice about it.”
In light of this we’ve decided to get our thinking caps on and decide who could don the cape for the inevitable sequel. Here are our totally irrelevant, based-on-nothing-at-all, semi-serious picks at who should takeover from Routh:
Sssss. That’s the noise you hear when you touch Mr Quinto’s skin. After playing Sylar in Heroes and a certain Vulcan in Star Trek this guy is hot property and as a result has the stature to bear the burden of the ‘S’. Crucially, there’s a touch of the lonely outsider about him as well, which is something Brandon Routh carried off well in Superman Returns. He’s relatively tall too. In fact, the more we think about this, the more we like it.
By the time the sequel rolls around Smallville might be ready to make the jump to the big screen, bringing Tom Welling with it. Let’s be clear, though: Welling is about as talented an actor as trees are talkative. Seeing him in the costume would go down poorly with more than a few fans.
He didn’t exactly shine in Terminator Salvation but he certainly had presence – an increasingly rare quality on Hollywood casting couches and an important one for potential Supermen. If he worked on the accent, dyed his hair black and chucked some contacts in, this could really work (although as we’ve already cast him as Captain America for the upcoming movie, which will almost certainly come true, he could be in danger of being typecast).
Few actors do wide-eyed innocence quite like Jim Cavaziel and after playing another saviour of mankind in Mel Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ he has the experience too. Plus, he was dead cool in the cruelly overlooked The Count Of Monte Cristo so we’d like to see him get another shot at the A-list. Much will ride on the success of the upcoming Prisoner remake.
It might be a bit soon for this in terms of the technology required but there is little question that Mr Reeve had the look of the Last Son Of Krypton nailed, so a computer-generated version of him would at the very least tick one of the more important boxes. (Insulting emails to the usual address).