Recently ComingSoon.net had a sit down with Brandon Routh about his new film Lie to Me, but talks soon turned to Superman. Proving his is once again in tune with the desires of the fanbase (he admits to being a big fanboy himself) he offers comfort as to the direction of the sequel Man of Steel.
Coming Soon.net quotes Routh:
Well, I think that something that audiences are looking for – and I certainly am, too – is for Superman to actually be able to lay a punch on someone or something. I was filming and I thought, “I haven’t really hit anything. I feel like I’m going to need to let some of this anger out.” So I’m happy that I think that’s going to be a central part of the sequel, getting a good villain that we can actually have physical altercations with. Certainly also, I’d like more humor from Clark or just more of Clark and Jimmy. A little bit more of Lois and Clark, how we used to see them, a bit more of buddies.
A central part of the sequel will be that he gets to unload his anger?I had a theory that little superboy will get himself offed and the killer (Darkseid?) gets to feel the wrath of the Last Son of Krypton. But maybe they will just adopt the lame plot hook of Lois’ new man turns into an insensitive jerk and Lois becomes single mom. I don’t wish for bad thing to happen to children, but it would be a bold move and a great story to be told.
And the badguy has to be able to TAKE a super-whooping so we are talking some of the heavy hitters. The fans will want Doomsday but that is unlikely to happen.
I am relieved to hear that some of the concerns fans had are hopefully becoming a reality. Now if they could just get this moving in earnest we can complain about it some more.