The massive television comic book event, Crisis on Infinite Earths, is almost upon us, and with it comes a variety of alternate versions of our favourite superheroes. One of those is Brandon Routh as Superman, who, having donned the red and blue suit 13 years ago in Superman Returns, gets to once again stand, hands on hips, and declare his love for truth, justice and all that other stuff. If the reactions of his fellow cast members is anything to go by, we are in for something rather super, indeed.
"Seeing him in the Superman outfit was just -everybody gasped. Brandon looked like a Greek God. He looked like 6'6" or 6'7", muscles everywhere, a little gray in his hair. It was just perfect. And he just had this thing about him. His hands were always on his hips. He was golden era Superman... You think about Superman and if you say the words super man - he looked like a super man... Your eyes just couldn't get off of Brandon."
This first reaction comes from ArrowVerse star David Ramsey, and it sounds like he was in complete awe of Routh's take on the Man of Steel. The Flash's Carlos Valdes continued this adoration, as well as comparing Routh's current role as Ray Palmer with Clark Kent.
"It was really fun watching Brandon Routh just like flip over and change over from Ray Palmer to being essentially Super-Brandon -that's what we've been calling him."
Valdes also added how important it was to Routh to be bringing comic book's first superhero to the screen once again after all these years. Actor Hartley Sawyer, also from The Flash, could not speak highly enough of the experience of seeing Routh in the Superman costume for the first time.
"That was one of the coolest things that I've ever gotten to do in my life, just seeing [Brandon Routh] walk out in the costume. Like, 'Holy Toledo! That's that guy, that's him."
Sawyer then went in to discuss the character of Superman, his importance, and Routh's innate ability to bring the Kryptonian to life.
"Brandon has a deep, deep understanding of what Superman really represents and what that character is really about, and to see somebody who plays that character so well and then to learn the understanding that he has and the thought that he's put into it? That was really cool. I kind of just bowed down before him because it was like, 'Man, not only are you so good at this, but you get it. You completely get it!'"
From what we have seen so far, it is no wonder that Routh has gotten such a reaction, with the actor looking like he stepped out of the pages of DC comics and into our lives. Crisis on Infinite Earths begins Sunday, December 8 on Supergirl, then continues in Batwoman on Monday, December 9, and then picks up in The Flash on Tuesday, December 10. After a winter hiatus, the crossover concludes on Tuesday, January 14 on both Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow. This comes from TV Guide.