“Man of Steel” isn’t the first Superman film of the new millennium despite how it seems based on the media storm currently engulfing the film. A little film called “Superman Returns” hit theaters in 2006, made $391M at the box office, scored a 76% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes (only 2% lower than “Iron Man 3”) and was then… deemed a failure? That’s pretty much what happened, according to Brandon Routh in a new interview with MTV Geek.
“After the movie came out, yeah. It was well reviewed and well-liked, and about a year after it, they started to be down on it… It is unfortunate that people have to preface things with, ’I don’t care what anyone else says, but I like the movie.'” They should just be able to be proud and happy that they liked ’Superman Returns.'”
The interview is a great read, complete with Routh’s thoughts on new Superman Henry Cavill and “Superman Returns'” legacy. Head on over to MTV Geek for the complete interview!