Date: 20th October 2004
Brandon Routh has agreed to play Superman in the new film.
The role was made famous by the late Christopher Reeve reports IMDb.com.
Routh's television appearances include shows like Will & Grace.
Superman Returns will be directed by X-Men film maker Bryan Singer.
Meanwhile, The OC star Mischa Barton and Topher Grace from That '70s Show are also reportedly in negotiations to play Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen respectively.
Source: Press Release