Warner Brothers has until 2013 to release a Superman movie. After that they lose the rights to the Superman product to the original creators. Well, their heirs. Since the Judges ruling WB has been frantically trying to get a reboot up and running. Surprisingly they have done pretty well. Christopher Nolan, the man behind the huge success of the Batman movies and Inception has signed on to be the lead advisor. What does that mean? Well, it pretty much means that what Nolan says, goes. WB wouldn’t have it any other way.
So far we have rumors that Christopher’s brother, Jonathan Nolan will be directing the film. David Goyer, who has worked on Batman Begins and Blade has apparently sold his idea to WB on an action packed movie that would pit the Man of Steel against Lex Luthor and the alien super villain Brainiac.
Most likely we will not be seeing either Bryan Singer, or Brandon Routh having any involvement with this project. I personally hated Singers spin on Superman. The costume was horrible. The new “S” shield was OK, yet too small. The fact Supes had a son, who threw giant pianos was a bad idea as well. Lois Lane, Kate Bosworth looked as if she was 19 years old. Not really believable for a Pulitzer winning journalist. In fact the only two things I liked about the Superman Returns film was Brandon Routh, and the awesome plane scene. Unfortunately after that the movie went south in a hurry.
OK, enough about the past. Lets take a look at who could possibly fill in the huge red boots of Superman!
John Barrowman: Best known for his role in Torchwood as Captain Jack Harkness.
Likelihood: Less than 5%
Matthew Bomer: Best known for his role in White Collar as Neal Caffrey.
Henry Cavill: Best known for his role in The Tudors as Charles Brandon.
Jon Hamm: Best known for his role in Mad Men as Don Draper.
Tom Welling: Best known for his role in Smallville as Clark Kent.
In reality it could be any one of these guys plus a few dozen more. Brandon Routh was pretty much an unknown when he got the role for Superman Returns. Tom Welling seems to be the favorite on the Internet seeing as he is his final season playing a young Clark Kent realising he is destined to become Superman.
Leave your thoughts in the comments or if you think we forgot to mention an obvious choice then let us know.