Who will play Superman? Rumour has it that while Brandon Routh, the actor who played the Man of Steel in Warner Bros. Superman Returns, won’t star in the studio’s live action movie adaptation of another DC Comics property, Justice League, he will, however, Ain’t it Cool News reports he’ll continue to star in the individual Superman movies.
Routh took some flack at the time of the release of Superman Returns for allegedly playing Superman in a “less macho” way than previous portrayals. Routh hit back hard at his critics, telling the Sydney Morning Herald Superman certainly wasn’t gay as some claimed, and neither was he.
The Justice League movie will reportedly be its “own experience”, which is to say it won’t reach out to the other existing DC Comics movie franchises such as Batman. This makes business sense — Warner won’t want to ‘taint’ their other superhero franchises if the new Justice league outing isn’t a success.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.