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RUMOUR: Brandon Routh getting a limited Superman series on The CW or HBO Max?

January 19th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Now, this we could get behind.

Out of all the cameos and nods in The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, the one that got most tongues wagging (well, until the second last episode’s massive one) was Brandon Routh’s return as Superman.

The character he played in 2006’s Superman Returns was the continuation of Christopher Reeve’s iconic take on the character, so in essence, this means Crisis gave us a modern day continuation of THAT Superman and in the episodes he had become the Kingdom Come version of the character.

A Superman who had lost everything – including his friends and his love, Lois Lane – during an attack by The Joker on The Daily Planet.

And, while it was fun to have him return in the Crisis event, we couldn’t help but feel there was much, much more to tell.

And we may see that happen.

A new rumour is surfacing that Routh, after the phenomenal success of his appearance in Crisis, may get another chance at the blue and red in a limited series.

And, while this will likely appear on The CW, there’s talk that it may actually head of to HBO Max’s streaking service when it finally appears and, as we reported before, there is chatter that the HBO shows and The CW’s Arrowverse will connect… although, anyone who has seen Crisis will know that there is no Arrowverse anymore, but rather the DC Multiverse, so one could argue they all connected in the end.

This could be a massive series for whoever brings it to screen – hypothetically – as this Superman when we met him has seen things… and the crossover of Joker into hat world? Well, I’m not saying we’d like to see Mark Hamill play the character or we’d love to see Kevin Conroy step into the live-action Bruce Wayne boots again but, well, we really would.

For now it’s just speculation… but that’s the best part of being a fan, apart from it actually happening, of course.

What say you all? Let me know in the usual ways…


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[RUMOUR] I have heard this twice now in too close a fashion for it to be a false lead, so I’m willing to put this out there. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response to his brief appearance in the 2019/20 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS crossover event; actor Brandon Routh, Producer Greg Berlanti & a small collection of creatives originally involved in 2006’s “Superman Returns” have met with WarnerBros over the last few days to discuss the potential of a Post Crisis SUPERMAN limited series for The CW or the more likely option, HBOmax. The outing would see Routh return as the titular character and reunite him with “established characters in Superman lore”. This would be developed alongside the recently announced straight to series SUPERMAN & LOIS, also Produced by Greg Berlanti. #Superman #SupermanReturns #SupermanAndLois #BrandonRouth #GregBerlanti #HBOmax #DcTv #TheCW

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….