In the latest update for Superman Returns it would seem that Brandon Routh admitted that he may not have any acting career if he didn't looking strikingly similar to the late Christopher Reeve. The first professional acknowledgement helped him land a manager and a later one from director Bryan Singer helped the rookie actor land one of the largest roles in 2006.
Superman Returns Spoilers
''When my first manager signed me, he said I looked like Christopher Reeve,'' says Routh. ''If I didn't, I don't know if he would have said, 'I want to work with you.''
Entertainment Weekly recently caught up with both Brandon Routh (aka Clark Kent) and director Bryan Singer to discuss all things Superman Returns. Though there are barely any words from Routh or Singer in the report, EW does make it a point to take a closer look at the plot for the film.
EW confirms that Superman Returns will (unofficially) begin where Superman II left off.
Superman Returns (unofficially) picks up where Superman II left off, with the Kryptonian refugee returning from a long sabbatical in space to find that Metropolis has done just fine without a superhero watchdog.
What is Superman's biggest issue upon returning home? Trying to warm back up with Lois Lane. Unfortunately the task of a renewed relationship is going to be tricky for Clark considering that Lois is now involved with her editor's nephew (James Marsden, X-Men) and she is taking care of a child; it is unknown to who the mother of the baby is.
The report goes on to look at the ginormous budget used on Superman Returns and how the effects compare to the original. Check out the entire report at Entertainment Weekly.
Superman Returns will fly into theatres on June 30, 2006.