June 29, 2016: Routh Reflects on “Superman Returns” 10 Years Later

premiere-sup-globeIt has been 10 years since the release of “Superman Returns” back in June 2006, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the film’s release Brandon Routh participated in an online “Ask Me Anything” Q&A session via Reddit.

Looking back on “Superman Returns”, Routh says he wouldn’t change much if he had the opportunity to go back and revisit the role…

“I wouldn’t change much. However, I’d go back and film the Kent Farm House scene with Martha and Kal-El talking about his journey back to Krypton. It was the first scene we shot, and I was very nervous!” He added, “Superman has had a tremendously positive effect on my life and I’m so grateful for it.”

What were his favorite scenes to work on in the movie? “The scene with Kitty Kowalkski…flying out of the trees and landing her at the hospital. And the Jor-El speech from Kal-El to his son in the bedroom.”

Routh added that one of the most challenging sequence he had to film playing Superman was the fight scene in which Lex Luthor stabs Superman in the back with a piece of Kryptonite… “I was slogging through very cold water at 2am take after take. Getting choked, stepped on, swallowing water…but it was a very real scene, didn’t have to do much acting…just reacting.”

As for what villains he would have liked to have appeared in a follow-up film, Routh answered, “Brainiac and Bizarro”.

Routh currently plays the role of Ray Palmer (aka The Atom) on “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” TV series, and says he’s looking forward to the second season of the series, and the possibility of appearing on “Supergirl”, which has now moved over to The CW.

“Very excited for Season 2! Going to be filled with fun new changes! I hope to be on Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl…make the trifecta!”

When fans asked Routh what he thought of Tyler Hoechlin playing Superman for the upcoming second season of the “Supergirl” TV series he said, “I wish him the best and hope to meet him if Ray [Palmer] gets to crossover to Supergirl!”

Brandon Routh finished off the Reddit AMA by thanking fans of the film…

“Thanks for watching Superman Returns whenever you did over the last 10 years! I’m very proud of the film and grateful that it continues to be enjoyed after all this time.”

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