Brandon Routh Comes Out

February 14th, 2006 // 12 Comments

No, Brandon Routh didn’t come out of the closet (bad us), he came out for the 2006 Wonder Con to participate in a little Superman promotion. The focus was once again on Brandon’s package, as well as the man’s chest.

“Superman Returns” star Brandon Routh made one of his first appearances on the convention circuit this weekend, meeting with adoring fans at San Francisco’s WonderCon.

Given the opportunity to greet the formerly unknown 26-year-old actor, the inquiring WonderCon faithful (at least one of whom was dressed up as a banana) wasted little time delving into the most important issue surrounding the new Man of Steel — his allegedly bulging codpiece.

In recent weeks, not-so-legitimate news services (British tabloids and those pesky rumormongers on the Internet) have been buzzing with news that Warner Bros. executives were concerned that Routh’s groin was appearing too prominently in the summer tentpole.

“Well, to my knowledge, I was not in the room when there was discussion about the codpiece and frankly, I don’t really understand the uproar over it, though technically I guess you could file it under ‘Good News,’” Routh says. “It’s better to have good news spread about the film than bad news.”

“To be honest a lot like a baseball player’s protection or football players wear protection for that area,” Routh admits. “That’s pretty much what it is except softer because I didn’t have to worry about getting hit in it.”

As you can clearly see here, there must have been some padding going on, because the package here hardly registers on the bulge-o-meter.

Even having candidly dealt with his nether-regions, Routh’s body came into play once again with the discussion of the “S” on the new Superman suit, a piece of lettering that many in the comic community have felt is too small. Yes, size really matters.

“What I was told was that if you make the ‘S’ too large, on the particular suit that we had, the new designed suit, the ‘S’ tends to take over the chest and the whole front of the suit,” Routh acknowledges. “And so the shape of the ‘S’ is to maximize, um, my chest.”

“Superman Returns” helmer Bryan Singer adds, “It fits Brandon’s body. It fits his chest size. If we were to make it larger, it would make Brandon seem smaller.”

It’s great to see a director concerned about such details (Superman’s package and chest size). I think someone may be a little smitten with Mr. Routh.

More photos of Brandon Routh, and a few with director Bryan Singer, after the jump.

New Superman Routh Explains His Super Manhood [Zap2it]

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. Dr. Tia

    He’s cute !

  2. King Smart Ian


  3. Mean Girl

    yeahand I bet he looks even cuter with a big ole penis hanging out of his mouth… just come out of the closet already baby it’s ok we all love you

  4. Small Fry

    My sentiments exactly KSI. In fact, I only came here to see what the comments were….didn’t even bother reading the blurb.

  5. KittyLiterati

    Look at Bryan Singer’s googly eyes. He’s totally boning Superman.

    Does it look like Brandon Routh’s thighs are huge in that one picture?

  6. tc

    Naughty you indeed. That’s an extremely misleading headline for an article about The Ultimate Macho Macho Man. I couldn’t open the link fast enough…can you imagine if he was gay? Wow, you know there would be some “controversy” over the fact that the guy playing Superman (not Superman himself) was gay. Oh well.

  7. Cute yes… but he looks more like SuperBOY, rather than Superman.

  8. Cute yes… but he looks more like SuperBOY, rather than Superman.

  9. smroxs

    Brandon is cute enough, but he has a bit of a gooberish smile. Would have to agree he’s more Superboy than Superman. Still, looks like he has a nice bod.

  10. i tell to every one , bryan singer, to this far has done good theimportent is hows the movie lokk point is it should be more to action , cause this is not a drama.superman mainly about mighty, strong. smart,heartbreaking ,fast, n, he wins.thas how should. b. if bryan shows lot of talking. then the movie is lost.spider. man wins the game. thers no point in showing thery of how he comes may b, a litle, a fast one . but not many. it must move fast.. action. n action , action. still u can do sentiment but, how, that is the winning game. like how james cameeron did in terminator. titanic. wow.gretest. we have to waiy n c. but casting , the suits a ll,is perfetch. ok. dont talk like stupid. u have to show diffrent. the the superman movies wich is going on in tv. dont talk like idiot. ok.bryan is he has to prove the movie can beat spider man 2 . thas all. n, superman is my favourite hero.he can win with all the other heros. wow . he is superman.

  11. Angie

    Hwo the heck is that?=p

  12. he’s beautiful damn!!!!!=)

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