During an interview with IGN at WonderCon 2016 actor Brandon Routh, who played Superman in Superman Returns, was asked what he thinks of the the modern-day take on the character. More specifically Henry Cavill’s version in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
“For me, Superman is always based out of Christopher Reeve’s Superman. The charming, positive quality about Superman, the uplifting quality that allows us to see the better side of our own humanity, and see that reflected: the greatness that we all have within us. That’s the part of Superman that I like to see most,” Routh said.
You can catch Routh on Legends of Tomorrow where he plays another DC Comics character, the ‘Atom’, on Thursdays at 8pm on The CW.