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‘Superman Returns’ Director Bryan Singer on Why He Cast Brandon Routh Over Henry Cavill

‘Superman Returns’ Director Bryan Singer on Why He Cast Brandon Routh Over Henry Cavill‘Superman Returns’ Director Bryan Singer on Why He Cast Brandon Routh Over Henry Cavill

“Superman Returns” director Bryan Singer offered his thoughts on Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” in a recent interview with Empire (via Comic Book Movie).

“I am in awe of the world building and the scope of that picture. It’s tough for me. I’m not a critic and it starts to get into a weird thing where one director is talking about another director. I know how hard it is to make a movie, especially one of these movies and especially a Superman movie, and there was so much I was impressed with in that movie,” said Singer, who offered a minor criticism as well.

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“There were things I might have done a little differently just because of the way I view the character. Don’t misinterpret that as me not liking something,” cautioned Singer, who added that his thoughts shouldn’t be mistaken as a proper review.

While Singer praised Henry Cavill’s performance, he said there was a distinct reason why Brandon Routh was cast in “Superman Returns” over Cavill.

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“Um… I think Henry Cavill is great. I knew Henry. He and I were friends years ago. Oddly enough, the reason I didn’t cast him was because I was making a sequel to Christopher Reeve and I wanted somebody who embodied Reeve more.”

Check out Empire’s 25 different covers for Singer’s upcoming movie “X-Men: Days of Future Past” by clicking this link.

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