Rumors are quickly circulating around the internet that the two stars of Superman Returns — Superman himself, Brandon Routh and director Bryan Singer, will not be returning for the sequel. The Variety Blog explained why we may be unlikely to see Bryan Singer taking part in the film:
Speaking of DC Comics pics, it is highly unlikely that Bryan Singer will return to shoot the next Superman movie. (The director is finishing up Tom Cruise’s Nazi film Valkyrie, and prepping The Mayor of Castro Street).
This is a rumor, and we need to wait for confirmation from studios that this is the case. For now we can hold our breath.
And for a seemingly double blow, Latino Review suggested for a moment that Brandon Routh would also be out. However, the ever faithful and reliable Aint it Cool News entered into the fray to get some reliable closure on the issue:
I just got off the phone with a very high-ranking mole who is absolutely in a position to know what’s happening with this film, and he tells me that it is “absolutely false” that Brandon Routh is out as Superman for the stand-alone series.
The only thing that has been determined is that JUSTICE LEAGUE will not feature the actors from the other films. That’s it.
Right now, Routh is still Warner’s choice to return if they make another stand-alone SUPERMAN film, and that’s based on conversations as recently as a few weeks ago.
Don’t believe this one, kids. Routh’s still the Man of Steel.
It seems like the whole crazy rumor originated through rumblings in the Justice League movie camp.