Second Brandon Routh “Crisis” Superman Picture

Yet ANOTHER picture (above) of Brandon Routh as Superman in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover has emerged, this time from Routh’s own Instagram account.

Featuring, as before, a Kingdom Come inspired suit, the image teases the story to come in this summer’s big crossover.

Routh captioned the picture:

“… I’m always around.” #CrisisOnInfiniteEarths#Superman
@thecw@warnerbrostv@dccomics
An amazing team put this together! Thank you to @vaxcodsng for leading the charge & design, Rory (and team) at #HargateCostumes & Jose (and team) @ironhead_studiofor building the suit, Mauricio @westerncostumecompany for the boots, @redheadtattoos for the hair, #AmandaMcGowan and @tiarae9 for makeup, @thealexrossart for the artistic inspiration, and lastly @marcguggenheim for being crazy enough to pull this all together. 🙏🏻

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Superman2878
September 27, 2019 5:36 pm

Another great Superman photo! This is looking Super!!!

Kalibak
September 27, 2019 5:36 pm

Keeps getting better and better!

redcape
September 27, 2019 6:04 pm

Totally awesome!!! Superman Returns sequel anyone?????? (should have made it)

Superman2878
September 27, 2019 6:22 pm
Reply to  redcape

I second that motion redcape!

Randarch
September 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Third!

Superman2878
September 28, 2019 3:59 pm
Reply to  Randarch

All in favor say I!
I!

Randall
October 1, 2019 10:28 am
Reply to  Superman2878

it’s “aye”. 😉

Superman2878
October 2, 2019 10:35 am
Reply to  Randall

Aye
Lol

NeoRanger
September 27, 2019 6:10 pm

This looks so good, I’m already disappointed he’ll probably show up for about five minutes.

MattComics
September 27, 2019 9:49 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

Maybe he’ll at least get to DO something in that five minutes rather than getting totally jobbed the way 90’s Flash was.

redcape
September 28, 2019 12:29 pm
Reply to  MattComics

Totally agree with that. That’s why as good as all this looks I still don’t trust the CW.

NeoRanger
September 29, 2019 12:35 am
Reply to  redcape

They’re bringing in way too many people, which amounts to stunt casting at this point. They couldn’t even pull it off with one nostalgic character last year. This year they’re bringing in three different versions of Superman and, as I read a couple of days ago, they’re even bringing in the Huntress from that forgotten Birds of Prey show on The WB. They’ll have to use all of these characters alongside the regulars and whatever silly little relationship drama they have going. The chances of Routh, Welling or even Hoechlin doing anything of note are minuscule.

redcape
September 29, 2019 8:35 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

That is unfortunately my thoughts as well.

SupermanArmy
September 27, 2019 7:09 pm

I really like that line, “I’m always around.” Recently watched Superman Returns again and still enjoy the Superman scenes. What drags the movie down of course is the poor version of Lex Luthor and his henchmen as the villain.

Superman2878
September 27, 2019 8:26 pm
Reply to  SupermanArmy

Sigh….. if only Superman had an actual villain to fight instead of giant growing land made out of Kryptonite for that film. Hopefully they will remedy that mistake and give him someone to fight. Maybe actually go toe to toe against Luthor in his battle armor for this event? Hopefully

Superdoc
September 27, 2019 10:38 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

…and then the Warner Execs give us a complete over-reaction by having “MOS” being complete disaster-porn action… another reason to envy Marvel having their own Studio..

SR would have been epic with just a bit more action… instead we get MOS – all action, no heart..

Batman Returns would have been great with just a bit more levity… instead we get Batman Forever/Batman and Robin – cartoon/campy atrocities… why does WB think it has to be all or nothing??

redcape
September 28, 2019 12:57 pm
Reply to  SuperDoc MD

They went with a re-boot because in their words, “Sr didn’t position Superman where we wanted him to be”. And had it made that extra $100mill they would have made at least one of the planned sequel(s). And I know I’m probably on the outside regarding Marvels attempts but just haven’t found their stories and characters that great. Was is amazing to me is that they apparently can manipulate their characters in ways that totally change everything about them and it’s all accepted. WB/DC do it and their beaten to a pulp. I found MOS, being a total re-boot, not… Read more »

JasEl
September 28, 2019 11:45 pm
Reply to  redcape

Marvel’s characterizations are all pretty spot on. They might modernize some details of their stories but they act like who they are, that’s the difference. You can dislike Marvel all you want, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but you can’t say they didn’t do right by their characters.

redcape
September 29, 2019 1:53 pm
Reply to  JasEl

Right by their characters????????????

1. Ironman pees in suit while getting drunk

2. Gave us Fat-Thor

3. Hulk reduced to Professor Hulk that wears glasses

4. Waspman that grows to 50 feet tall

5. Spiderboy pops fifty foot legs out of his back

Those few examples are defined as “doing right by their characters????”

JasEl
September 29, 2019 3:50 pm
Reply to  redcape

Iron man is a drunk in the comics, we’ve already been over that in another post. Fat Thor is representative of ptsd and he proves to himself that even then he is still worthy of MJOLNIR Professor Hulk is very much out of the comics Antman does grow 50ft in the comics, he has gone by Giantman as well as Antman and Hornet Robotic legs that pop out of the back are also directly from the comicbooks, in both the Iron Spider armour he got from Tony during Civil War and the costume he wore while inhabited by Dr Octopus… Read more »

redcape
September 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Reply to  JasEl

6. Talking racoon pulls eye ball out of pocket and Thor puts in his empty eye socket.

Yep…….right OK.

JasEl
September 29, 2019 9:51 pm
Reply to  redcape

You’re just reaching now.

Firstly, that really doesn’t have ANYTHING to do with characterization.

Secondly, why wouldn’t Thor take it exactly? Does the God of Thunder seem especially germaphobic to you?

Randall
October 1, 2019 10:30 am
Reply to  redcape

: Sooo you’ve never read(or even seen) a marvel comic. Got it.

ALL OF THAT except for maybe fat thor(i never read thor so I don’t know for sure if that happened, but I have heard that Mjolnir has the ability to change appearance completely, so it’s possible it was a short story arc that the hammer then fixed), is STRAIGHT from the comics.

redcape
October 2, 2019 6:45 pm
Reply to  Randall

You are for the most part right regarding my reading Marvel comics. They were boring then and boring on the big screen as well.

October 2, 2019 10:15 am
Reply to  SuperDoc MD

And with a better designed suit, The Superman costume on “Returns” was a dissaster, looked a cheap improvised cosplay one with a scuba dive wetsuit, a speedo bathing suit and a pair of biker boots. It made Routh look ridicolous and not so strong as you could see on the youtube videos who showed his training.

redcape
October 3, 2019 1:15 pm
Reply to  Rafaelgg

THAT…is your definition. It was certainly different than what we were all used to which was ChrisR AND his look. But it didn’t take long watching SR in getting used to it and in quite a few scenes actually liking the new look. But of course if your a SR hater from the first scene on then nothing going to change one’s mind. You obviously appear to be.

redcape
September 28, 2019 12:36 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Well you know we probably would have gotten that in the sequels had they made them. But I never found Spacey to be a terrible Luthor. I think they anticipated a greater acceptance from the movie audience regarding re-introducing him. IMO the sequels would have given us the action some thought was missing from SR. I thought Singer did do an excellent job of show casing all of Superman’s powers. I still put the flying scenes up against against anything we’ve seen so far.

NeoRanger
September 29, 2019 12:41 am
Reply to  redcape

I enjoy Superman Returns for what it is, but I fought it when it was new and I stand by that. I’m certain a sequel would’ve delivered on the action, but that was the least of my problems with that version of Superman. I simply had no interest to see a series of Superman movies that stuck to the world and characterization of the overplayed Donner version of Superman, in which he was already a dad to boot. Superman The Move is a classic for a reason, but it was also made well before I was even born. I wanted… Read more »

redcape
September 29, 2019 2:09 pm
Reply to  NeoRanger

Well Singer regarding SR as he said, paid homage to the first two Donner movies. And they went that route because it had been a LONG time since we had anything Superman on the big screen. And at the time the Donner/CR movies were still held as a bench mark. So playing off them seemed like a sure bet. I would also say that had they continued on with the planned sequels they would have veered away from the Donner era and started to develop and bring BR’s Superman into our present day without the Donner baggage. The few Donner… Read more »

GodzillaofSteel
September 27, 2019 8:48 pm

This is a great photo!

kenkraly2004
September 27, 2019 9:49 pm

Nice interpretation of Alex Ross’s Kingdom Come Superman costume for live action

Superman2878
September 27, 2019 10:19 pm

I know right. This is so awesome!!!! I can’t wait for this!!!!

Superdoc
September 27, 2019 10:35 pm

I love the fact that it has the ‘S’ textured motif like the Superman returns suit..
hopefully this is just a nod to the fans, and not a suggestion that this will be in the SR continuity… because I just can’t get over that ‘dead-beat-Dad’/illegitimate child/slept with Lois then left for 6 years without saying goodbye idea…

redcape
September 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Reply to  SuperDoc MD

I thought the “dead beat dad” was way over played. But that and a couple of other questionable scenes were made into over whelming topics that IMO helped SR in failing to reach the financial box office success it should have. Too many people paid too much attention to the negative internet babble. Too harsh as well.

Superman2878
September 27, 2019 11:15 pm

I think that insignia is bigger than his Superman Returns one.
I LIKE IT!!!!
Two thumbs up!

Lana2k5
September 28, 2019 12:32 am
Reply to  Superman2878

I think you’re right. The neckline is a lot lower (in fact, maybe lower than Hoechlin’s suit) and the trunks sit higher on his midsection, thus making his proportions even out.

Dare I say he looks better now than he did 15 years ago?

Superman2878
September 28, 2019 1:38 am
Reply to  Lana2k5

It looks like it also has some Reeve Superman inspiration as well. Even more so than in Returns in my opinion. The S of course isn’t, but the rest just looks like something Reeve would have worn for a return story if it wasn’t for his tragic accident.

Randarch
September 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Three thumbs up! 😉

Superman2878
September 28, 2019 3:58 pm
Reply to  Randarch

Make it four thumbs up! Ha ha! This is so awesome!

DW13
September 28, 2019 5:53 am

CUE: John Ottman soundtrack. 😎

If you look closer, the texture on the suit is similar to the one on the “Returns” suit with all the mini ‘S’ logos. Nicely done, CW. Now just don’t screw our Superman over with all your WOKE agenda & Uber-Jobbing.
This is your chance of redemption, guys…

Superman2878
September 28, 2019 9:44 am
Reply to  DW13

“CUE: John Ottman soundtrack. ”
YES!!!

sman1938
September 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Reply to  DW13

Hmm… nope… John Ottman is great… but this is too epic..
CUE: John Williams soundtrack !!

Superman2878
September 28, 2019 2:26 pm
Reply to  sman1938

John Williams!!!!! YES!!!!! MAKE IT SO!!!!

afriend
September 28, 2019 12:59 pm

Didn’t like Superman Returns… Hate, hate, hated it! But I am so on board for this! I have to use exclamation points for every sentence! If that doesn’t show how excited I am, nothing will!

Randarch
September 28, 2019 1:46 pm

I am SHOCKED about how good this suit looks. Amazing!

Superman2878
September 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Reply to  Randarch

So amazing! So amazingly amazing!

Superman2878
September 28, 2019 2:29 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Sorry about the constant cheering, but this news is awesome!

robojac
September 28, 2019 2:36 pm

As the saying goes, “good things come to those who wait.” Routh looks great in both of the released photos and there’s a third one out there where we see his full body head to toe in the suit. I’m glad to have him back as Supes. He looks just as good if not better than he did in the first released photo of him in the SR suit. I’ve got to give the CW credit for staying faithful to the Kingdom Come suit because I didn’t think they would. They proved me wrong on this and the suit could… Read more »

Superman2878
September 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Reply to  robojac

Well said. Good things do come to those who wait. And I’ve been waiting for so long for this!

Kal-Ed
September 28, 2019 6:57 pm

We as fans of Brandon are happy he is returning as Superman. As well as being finally joyed and relieved he gets a second chance. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in his shoes once the offer landed on his lap. He must have been caught off guard. The role made him a star no question about it.
Very very happy for him and I’m almost certain he will give the role the justice it deserves.

Superman2878
September 29, 2019 8:14 am
Reply to  Kal-Ed

I agree with everything that you’ve just said Kal-Ed! I couldn’t have said it better myself.
I hope that the next opinion poll will be about Routh’s new suit. Because my vote will be one of approval.

Superman2878
September 29, 2019 9:58 am
Reply to  Superman2878

Here’s something to think about. Since now we have seen what Brandon will look like in his new Superman suit, what will he look like as Clark Kent for this crossover event? Will he be Clark Kent as well as Superman? Will he look like the Clark Kent from the kingdom come graphic novel, or will he be in his traditional Clark Kent attire?

MattComics
September 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

In Kingdom Come Superman didn’t truly resume being Clark Kent until the end when Diana gave him glasses as a reminder of his humanity. We might see him in his overalls the way he was at the beginning of the story when he was self-exiled into that holo-deck version of the farm in The Fortress of Solitude.

Superman2878
September 29, 2019 6:17 pm
Reply to  MattComics

Did he have a ponytail for that scene as Clark? I don’t remember. It’s been a while since I’ve read the comic.

MattComics
September 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

In the Fortress holo-deck scene he did.

Superman2878
September 29, 2019 11:02 am

I can’t wait to see what Steve and Michael says about this in the next video stream.

Superman2878
September 29, 2019 8:12 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

I wonder if he will briefly have a ponytail. Ha ha. But I do hope that they decide to give him glasses at some point. Play both roles of Clark Kent and Superman. And I so hope that he will get to have a scene in the fortress of solitude.

LarGand
September 29, 2019 5:35 pm

I just wish they’d cast Routh as the CW’s full-time Superman from the start. I’m not a fan of Tyler Hoechlin. Brandon Routh and Christopher Reeve both played Superman as a compassionate protector of mankind. Henry Cavill gave us a Superman with gravitas and complexity (at least he did in MoS and BvS …). Hoechlin’s a lightweight by comparison.

Superman2878
September 29, 2019 6:36 pm
Reply to  LarGand

I will agree with you on that Routh should have been casted back in season 2 of Supergirl. While I am a big fan of Tyler’s version of Superman, I am an even bigger fan of Routh’s Superman. And even though I’m a fan of Tyler’s Superman, I can’t deny that they made a lot mistakes with his version of Superman. Maybe by having Routh’s Superman in this crisis crossover, it will rectify the mistakes Tyler’s had made. If it turns out that Tyler’s Superman won’t survive the crossover but Routh’s does, that might be a way of fixing the… Read more »

Superman2878
September 29, 2019 8:03 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Another way of looking at it is if Brandon was casted back in season 2, his version would have then had the criticisms that Tyler now does as Superman. Which I’m glad that he doesn’t have those criticisms. Again like I said before, I’m a big fan of Tyler’s Superman, but if I had to choose between Tyler’s and Brandon’s versions of Superman, I’d pick Brandon’s. ( Sorry Tyler) As for Cavill’s version, I admit I have never been a fan. It’s just not the version of Superman that I like. For me, whenever I see a Superman film or… Read more »

redcape
September 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Routh was great in SR. His role as Superman, the special effects and the entire structure of the movie had a lot of money towards making it. You can’t look at that movie, even today and say it has anything cheap in it, especially anything Superman. The point being we’re not going to get anything of that caliber in this cross over. Hopefully they’ll be able to pull it off with out any obvious eye rolling.

Superman2878
September 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Reply to  redcape

I do agree that Routh was great in that film. For all the problems that Superman Returns film had, Brandon definitely wasn’t one of them. As for the special effects for the crossover, I can’t say since I don’t know what the budget is for special effects for movies or tv shows. If I had to guess, we most likely and probably will see similar special effects like what we saw in previous crossovers. As for the story part of it. It’s really anyone’s guess at this point. I’m just hoping that they do right by Routh.

Randall
October 1, 2019 10:27 am

That is an excellent looking suit!! Shoot, change the black to yellow and change the S to the more modern one and I could easily see Brandon picking up the mantle again.

(heh, no offense to Tyler, I think he’s doing a great job. Just given some bad story points to work with. 🙁 )

Superman2878
October 1, 2019 7:29 pm
Reply to  Randall

Exactly Randall! Brandon should pick up the mantle again! I like Tyler’s Superman, but I like Brandon’s Superman a lot more. ( Again no offense Tyler.)