We don't remember audiences feeling the love for Brandon Routh as the Man of Steel in Superman Returns. In fact, when compared to Christopher Reeve's performance three decades earlier, Routh was considered kind of, well, you know ... wooden. But there's at least one person who wants to see Brandon Routh return as Superman—Brandon Routh!
During a round-table interview for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Routh, currently a regular on Chuck, said that though neither Christopher Nolan nor David Goyer has been in contact with him about playing the character again, he'd love to come back:
"I certainly would [love to play Superman again]. As much as I say I'm working to shake that off or shake it up, I certainly don't want to extinguish or get rid of it because it was a great honor and I would love to be able to return as that character."
Routh, told there was an Internet groundswell supporting his hiring in the role, added he wants it to "turn into a tsunami."
What do you think? Do you want to see Routh back as Superman? Or is there another actor you'd rather tackle the role?