Brandon Routh to stay as Superman!

When it was announced by Warners that they were intending to reboot the “Superman” franchise -essentially forgetting all about 2006′s “Superman Returns” which apparently didn’t make as much as Horny would’ve liked – many assumed, and understandably so – ‘reboot’ usually means ‘recast’ too, that Brandon Routh would be out on his ass.

Not so. And thank heavens – the guy is a terrific Superman… and an even better Clark.

Latino Review was informed by DC Comics President Paul Levitz that Routh is still the Man of Steel. They’re happy with him and more so, probably can’t be rooted going out in search of a fitting replacement – we all remember how long it took to find Routh, right?

“Last week Brandon Routh has come around the offices in New York and Los Angeles as of late to talk about Superman and what we want to do” Levitz tells the site. “Everyone is waiting for [Chris] Nolan to sign on for another Batman, once that happens, the release date for Superman and all other future projects will follow.”

The site predicts a 2012 release date for the new “Superman” film.