Paul Levitz Chats ‘Batman’, ‘Superman: The Man of Steel’, and More

Brandon Routh will again be playing Clark Kent/Superman.
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Paul Levitz Chats ‘Batman’, ‘Superman: The Man of Steel’, and More

Latino Review managed to chat with DC Comics President Paul Levitz about the current status of the third Batman film, directed by Christopher Nolan, as well as Superman: The Man of Steel reboot starring Brandon Routh, and more.

Here are some bits of the conversation:

In fact, he told me that "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."

"Everyone is waiting for Nolan to sign on for another Batman, once that happens, the release date for Superman and all other future projects will follow."

CLICK HERE for the complete interview.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.

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  • firekill88 • 7 years ago

    megan fox as lois

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    • kenzel • 7 years ago

      Really? I was thinking more towards Evangeline Lilly as Ms.Lane. What do you think people?

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      • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

        What about selma blair for lois?

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        • asif • 7 years ago

          Cool.

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          • taberjohnson18 • 7 years ago

            Shadow is exactly right, if we wait, the product will be undoubtedly better than if they rush it.

            and lazypanda, are you talking about what Frank Miller proposed for The Dark Knight Returns?

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            • shadowsc • 7 years ago

              Yes Recast Lois and Keep Routh and I say let Nolan rest for a few more weeks dont rush the 3rd Batman we have a good thing going here. We all wanted Venom in Spiderman 3 and well look at what we got.....

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              • lazypanda15 • 7 years ago

                imagine an even darker batman film with Sylvester Stallone playing bruce wayne

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                • taberjohnson18 • 7 years ago

                  Rachel McAdams, but only if she gets a tan and dyes her hair black.

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                  • jcisawesome • 7 years ago

                    COOL. dadarkknight is right we can't have that vagina on a stick playing Lois.

                    Also, he should change his name.

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                    • narrator • 7 years ago

                      Very well put Comrade. Yes, recast Lois, and Tom Welling is good, but should not be in the trilogy. Glad this happened.

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                      • dadarkknight • 7 years ago

                        They need to recast Lois. The Lois on Smallville is perfect, but since she is on the tv show already I would cast Rachel McAdam for the role. Lex Luthor they need to make the dude like he is in the comic rich and powerful not some guy that has to get money from an old lady that stupid. I want the lex corp Luther. They also need to get rid of the kid have the kid become brianic or something lol

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                        • insertusernamehere • 7 years ago

                          ...well, boy-howdy, i agree w/ comrade lmao He pretty much nailed it. If routh is given a better script, i think he can go great lengths with superman. Def. Millar writing, and yes, singer directing now that he's learned from his mistakes. Zack Snyder could bring a fresh superman to the screen, but i doubt he'd do it, so yeah, singer

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                          • taberjohnson18 • 7 years ago

                            red cape*

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                            • taberjohnson18 • 7 years ago

                              Routh's Clark Kent is solid, very true to the character in the classic sense. But his Superman needs work, and here's why:

                              What people don't realize is that in the show Smalliville, Clark Kent IS Superman, there is no dividing line between the heroic Kryptonian and the Kansas farmboy. Which works for that show, but is problematic when you start dealing with the actual blue tights red cap Superman.

                              In the classic sense, Clark Kent is the name of a thin facade. Who Superman truly is is Kal-El. The last son of a dead planet, alone in a world of billions, struggling with his desire to be one of us, while at the same time protecting us. Superman is the man, Clark Kent is a feature of Superman, a trait like Batman's detective skills or Tony Stark's ethical business sense.

                              When I see Routh do Superman, I see one of three things

                              1) A Christopher Reeve impression

                              2) Clark Kent without the Glasses in a blue leotard

                              3) Occasionally in Returns, Routh came through with his own spin on the character; mostly when he didn't have dialogue. His Superman (and this could entirely be a script-writing problem) isn't smart like Superman should be, he's just issuing company lines, like "Halt, I am Superman," and "Are you all right." A lot of that crap. When the only good part of the character comes through when he isn't talking, there's a problem-he looks like an idiot. Routh needs a villain he can dialogue with- the Version of Lex Luthor who believes that he is making the world more perfect with everything he does (read Red Son), or Braniac.

                              This is why I would love to see Superman and Batman in a live action film together sometime. They have to talk things out to work together, which makes them both more interesting, but they also both know when to shut up and throw down.

                              SO in short, Routh yes, but not Routh impersonating Chris Reeve. A completely new take on the character, a completely revamped story, written by Mark Millar.

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                              • black-moon • 7 years ago

                                are u f*cking kiddding

                                if u guys saw tom welling yesterday on smallville

                                he was awesome the best superman THEN comes brandon rough

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                                • lankstun • 7 years ago

                                  no dought its going to be way better than superman returns

                                  anyone agree

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                                  • juan2188 • 7 years ago

                                    TOM WELLING WILL BE GREAT

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                                    • buriblazing • 7 years ago

                                      Brandon routh is superman you be crazy to recast him

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                                      • buriblazing • 7 years ago

                                        keep brandon routh for reboot. you can use tom welling

                                        for justice league! Brandon routh is dead on with

                                        superman/clark kent perfecto

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                                        • taberjohnson18 • 7 years ago

                                          Tom Welling isn't that great either.

                                          I already mentioned how the trilogy should go, Millar writes, Singer directs (after reading more of the comics) and we walk away with one of the best superhero trilogies ever made

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