Would it be a good thing to bring Routh back or should Nolan find a new Man of Steel?
I don't know, that's up in the air, and I'm sure we'll find out in the future - I certainly would love to return to my character but it's not within my power.
I don't want to get into the problems I had with Superman Returns. I have only seen it the one time when it was released in theaters. From what I remember, Routh did a decent job as Superman. Bringing him back, even if the movie is a reboot, could be an interesting choice. Obviously there would be some concerns if this actually happened.
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There was a rumor that Nolan agreed that Routh has the look of Superman and was willing to give him a screentest (as many rumors, this may not be true). Having him return to the role could make things a little easier. There is the obvious concern that casting Routh would lead people to believe that this next movie is a sequel to Superman Returns. This is what will most likely kill any chance Routh has to return as Superman.
I'm sure there are Smallville fans that feel Tom Welling should get the role. There would be similar problems as people might get confused and think the movie is a spin off of the TV show.
My apologies to Mr. Routh but it seems the best solution may be to cast someone new. It will be tricky to find someone that can perform as both Superman and Clark Kent. I always say that these big iconic roles are better filled with someone that isn't extremely recognizable. It could be hard to see some big name actor trying to fill Superman's boots. At the same time, the actor has to be able to...act.
The questions remains, who should play Superman? Would it be better to cast an unknown? If not an unknown, who could wear the cape?