“Crisis” Cast React to Brandon Routh as Superman

TVGuide.com has published an article in which fellow cast members of The CW’s superhero shows talk about what it was like seeing Brandon Routh suit up as Superman again for the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover.

Having played the Man of Steel in the 2006 movie “Superman Returns,” Routh returned to the superhero world playing Ray Palmer/The Atom for The CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” series, a role he’ll continue to play for the 5-part “Crisis” crossover event.

“Seeing him in the Superman outfit was just — everybody just gasped,” Arrow‘s David Ramsey told TV Guide. “Brandon looked like a Greek God. He looked like 6’6” or 6’7”, muscles everywhere, a little grey in his hair. It was just perfect. And he just had this thing about him. His hands were always on his hips. He was golden era Superman… You think about Superman and if you say the words super man — he looked like a super man… Your eyes just couldn’t get off of Brandon.”

“It was really fun watching Brandon Routh just like flip over and change over from Ray Palmer to being essentially Super-Brandon — that’s what we’ve been calling him,” said The Flash‘s Carlos Valdes. “It’s super weird but also really gratifying to watch him play these two characters, you know? It means a lot, not just for the fans and the writers, but also for Brandon himself. I think that’s part of what fascinates me about him playing these two characters is that I have to imagine there’s a personal component as well. I’m just sort of caught in all the different imaginings of what this must mean for him to revisit that character while also playing out the rest of this character.”

You can read other comments at TVGuide.com.

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Cue Superman2878 in 3… 2… 1…

Superman2878
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Brandon Routh for Kingdom Come Trilogy or TV series!!! Make it happen WB!!!
😀 😀 😀

Lol 😀 The way I’m promoting Brandon’s Kingdom Come Superman is like if I was promoting a candidate for public office afriend 😀

afriend
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afriend

Don’t sully Routh’s good name, amigo.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

Sully, no. Promoting, yes!
😀

Superman2878
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Maybe my example of political promotion was a bad example. Sorry about that.
Still,
Please make a Brandon Routh Superman movie trilogy or tv series WB!
He looks the part, he acts the part. Please make it happen WB!
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From,
Superman2878
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Superman2878
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Superman2878

Your count down was well timed afriend.
Lol. 😀

sundevil82
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I wish that he had gotten a better script and suit for Superman returns. He looks fantastic in this and I’ve loved everything I’ve seen of him so far.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

He does look fantastic sundevil82 🙂
Let’s hope that he gets enough fandom from this event that it will lead to more of his Kingdom Come Superman.
The more people support his new take on the Man of Steel, the more likely those in charge will notice I’m sure of it. And hopefully they will give us more of his Superman after this event.
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Brandon Routh for Superman!!
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micah
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I’d love to see more of him! Let’s start a petition!

Superman2878
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Superman2878

Count me in! Where do I sign?
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MattComics
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MattComics

I think he actually fits the role more than he did back then. He has a maturity to his face that really works well for the character IMO and that’s even putting side that this version is supposed to be “old”.

Kal-Elvis
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That’s some of it, but the SR suit did several things to (by accident?) make Brandon look younger/less buff than he should have, and those did him no favors (t-shirt neckline being one of the worst offenders). If he’d had this suit in SR, I think he would have left a very different impression, even then.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

Gotta admit, his new suit definitely screams Superman.
🙂

MattComics
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MattComics

@Kal-Elvis that’s a good point. The collar, baby blue and brown color scheme and teeny S just threw his whole look off.

Kal-Elvis
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That’s awesome!! I love that he’s getting that reaction!

One thing that always bugs me, though: so everyone is gushing about how he looks like he walked off the comic page. And he does. So…. how about making more of the suits close to comics-accurate, and maybe you’ll get this more across the board? Just a thought.

This is that happens when you do the suits right and have the right people to fill them (and the character), is all I’m saying.

SupermanFan83
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SupermanFan83

100% yes.

sundevil82
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sundevil82

Facts.

kal-bert
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kal-bert

I agree with each one of your words.

MattComics
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Agree. It’s always bugged the hell out of me that for all of Hollywood’s much vaunted advancements in effects over these many years they still used the “that only works in 2D” cop out when it comes to superhero costumes.