SUPERMAN RETURNS Actor Brandon Routh Offers Advice to DC’s New SUPERMAN David Corenswet — GeekTyrant

David Corenswet is about to step into the role of Superman for the first time, and he has several sets of boots to fill, as there have been many great actors who have played Clark Kent on both big and small screens over the years.

One of them is Brandon Routh, who we saw in the role back in the 2006 film Superman Returns. Routh’s big screen run was cut short to just that one film, but he did return to the role many years later as the Kingdom Come version of the legendary DC Comics hero for the CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths television event, and with those experiences under his belt, he has a few things to say to his successor.

Routh was a guest at a spotlight panel at ACE Superhero Comic Con 2024, and was asked if he had any advice for the next actor to step into the role, David Corenswet.

Routh said: “I think the biggest thing for me about Superman is always recognizing the non-physical superpowers that he has. It can be cheesy to relate it to the ‘teach a man to fish’ story, but quite literally that is how I see it, and it’s very apropos to being the thing.

“If you save people all the time, everywhere, maybe they never learn how to save themselves. That doesn’t mean that you don’t save them, but it just means that the teaching, the personality, the aspect, the human communication, the understanding Superman can give us of inclusion.

“To me Superman is pure love, he doesn’t judge. He has to make some hard choices and stop people from doing bad things, but my goal for Superman is that he’s the guy that everyone can be in their person…maybe without all the flying and all the other stuff.

“But he’s an example, the best of humanity, and he could teach us to do it, not just by his actions, but by calling out the truth.”

That’s a cool and sweetly optimistic outlook on the superhero, but it fits. I think each of the Superman actors so far have been able to bring some of that love to their performances, and I hope Corenswet will as well.

The new Superman will tell the story of “Superman’s journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.”

Superman stars David Corenswet as Clark Kent / Superman; Rachel Brosnahan as Lois Lane; Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor; Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern; Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl; Edi Gathegi as Michael Holt / Mr. Terrific; Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen; María Gabriela de Faría as Angela Spica, aka The Engineer; Sara Sampaio, as Eve Teschmacher; Terence Rosemore as Otis; and Beck Bennett as Steve Lombard.

Superman will launch the movie part of DC Studios’ Gods and Monsters: Part 1. It’s scheduled for a theatrical release on July 11, 2025.

via: CBM

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