Will Brandon Routh’s Superman Meet Brandon Routh’s Atom?

Entertainment Weekly has published an interview with Marc Guggenheim, executive producer on The CW’s superhero TV shows, in which they ask him all about the “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover, the pressure of adapting the original comic book story, and what it was like seeing Brandon Routh play two roles.

“It’s fun because [Routh] gets to not only play Superman but also Clark Kent, and watching him inhabit those two roles. I say two roles because he plays them obviously very differently from one another,” he says. “We also had the opportunity to see Brandon act opposite himself, because Ray Palmer is in the crossover as well. We certainly wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity for Superman played by Brandon Routh to interact with Ray Palmer played by Brandon Routh.” He adds, “We really felt an obligation to visit all of the different corners of the DC Universe that we could get our hands on. It’s exciting to see all of the different ways that has come together.”

You can read the full interview at EW.com.

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Superman2878
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Superman2878

I HOPE SO!
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Superman2878
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Superman2878

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Ahem…. is this thing on? Speaking into microphone. Testing 1 2 3 testing.

WB please continue Routh’s Superman after this crossover event. Thank you.
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The_News_Editor
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The_News_Editor

That’s cool. I was hoping that would happen.

Superman2878
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Superman2878

Before I watch the crossover event, these are the Superman movies that I will watch to get me ready for the event. Superman the three hour extended edition Superman 2 Richard Donner cut or theatrical?…….. I’ll watch them both I’ll skip 3 and 4. I’ll like those films even though they aren’t made well. Even though I’m a fan of seeing any Reeve Superman film, I just don’t see those films fitting in the Returns and possible crossover timeline anywhere. So I’ll skip those two. I say possible because I’m not sure if the crossover event’s Kingdom Come Superman is… Read more »

Superman2878
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Superman2878

WB,CW, the cast of the crisis crossover was amazed, I say it again Amazed at how Brandon looked as Superman. I ask you to just think of how Amazed the audience will be when they see him as Superman. So much so that the ratings of viewership for this crossover will be high just because they want to see Routh’s Superman. Now think of a Superman series with those same viewers watching Routh’s Superman every week. Can you picture it? I can. It’s there right in front of us. All you have to do is reach out and grab this… Read more »

MattComics
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MattComics

That should be a fun scene and an awesome way to bring things full circle for Brandon. Not that it really actually matters to my potential enjoyment of this thing but I do wonder if there will be any in-story explanation for why not all dopplegangers from parallel universes look a like and some have faces of people who are completely other people on other Earths. In other words the guy who is Ray Palmer on one Earth is the face given to Kal-El/Clark Kent on another etc. I guess the simple explanation is to paraphrase Doctor Who: “Multiple Earths,… Read more »

Superman2878
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Superman2878

Good points MattComics. It’s similar to what it’s like with John Wesley Shipp as his Barry Allen Flash and how he’s different from Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen Flash. I might be in the minority on this opinion, but I’m hoping that they at least keep a few other earths after the crisis crossover event. I like the different multiverse stories that they have each year as well as different versions of characters.

MattComics
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MattComics

That’s a big question because in the original story the Multiple Earths were gone (allegedly). I think the Multiple Earths concept is fun depending on how it is used and as I’ve often said I think the solution to a lot DC’s of the editorial woes could be solved by just saying “we’re pointing the camera at a different Earth now.” rather than having a convoluted timeline for a single Earth or constantly rebooting Earth 1.

lcmcbain
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lcmcbain

Silly MattComics, that solution is too simple and elegant for DC/WB. 😉

MattComics
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MattComics

Yeah pretty much. Though I guess one part of that might be that some fans will always want to know which Earth is the “real” Earth or the one that “counts”.