Source: MTV Geek
Brandon Routh played Superman in 2006's largely reviled Superman Returns movie, which made over $400M at the box office, and, though he was vocally willing to reprise that role for a sequel, WB was apparently uninterested and cast British actor Henry Cavill instead. Routh gave an interview to MTV Geek today in which he discussed his experience as Superman and dealing with the hate the movie receives.
Listen, everybody that I meet says they liked the movie. It is unfortunate that people have to preface things with, “I don’t care what anyone else says, but I like the movie.” They should just be able to be proud and happy that they liked “Superman Returns.” I am proud and happy they liked “Superman Returns.” There are people who don’t like it, and who don’t like every movie. I want them to be able to live proudly in the sunlight.
Routh goes on to say he's not mad at Cavill and even offers him some advice (and no, it's not "get out while you still can").
To be fair, Routh did kind of get a raw deal here. It's not his fault Superman Returns portrayed Superman as a deadbeat dad and contained absolutely no action at all. On the other hand, this is Warner Bros. we're talking about, so chances are they've screwed up Man of Steel too and Routh will find himself a mere footnote in the annals of complaint history as people move on to bitching about how badly Cavill's Superman sucked. And hey, at least Routh got to wear a proper Superman costume, with red underwear and everything.
Read the full interview here.
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