Collider's overseas sister site Omlete recently caught up with actor Brandon Routh on the set of his latest film Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and asked him about the proposed sequel to Superman Returns. According to the actor, It is looking less and less likely that he will return to the role of Clark Kent any time soon.
Routh stated, "I do not know of anything. I am sure that Warner Brothers is moving there, but everything is uncertain. Really, I do not know anything." He says that, "The term contract has expired. But if they call me, I would suit up without thinking twice about it."
A proposed film titled Superman: The Man of Steel was originally scheduled to go into production by 2010, but that isn't likely to happen at this point in the game. It has been speculated that Warner Brothers will totally reboot the Superman franchise, bringing none of its original players back.