RESULTS: Brandon Routh Vs. Tom Welling. Who Should Play Superman?

In one of CBM's biggest ever polls, over 8,700 of you voted for which of these actors you most want to see play Superman in the upcoming reboot from Christopher Nolan! Read on to find out who came out on top as the #1 choice to play the Man of Steel...

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By Josh Wilding - 9/2/2010
A few days ago, I decided to find out once and for all who the most popular choice is between the two names who are always mentioned in any comments section of a Superman related article, Brandon Routh and Tom Welling. Well, it would appear that Smallville fans are determined to see the latter don the cape as the Man of Steel on the big screen because the winner was...

TOM WELLING

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4,534 Votes (52.07%)


With a majority of over 1,200 votes, it’s clear that he’s the more popular choice, but he’s far from a landslide winner as Superman Return star Brandon Routh also did very well as you can see below.

Brandon Routh

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3,303 Votes (37.93%)

So there you have it. I highly doubt that this will put an end to the constant debate between fans over which actor is more deserving of the role, especially as the Other option got only 870 Votes (9.99%). Personally, Brandon Routh would be my top choice out of all of the actors I’ve seen suggested over the years but I’d actually be ok if Welling were to take the step from the small screen onto the big one.

Lastly, I’d like to thank you all for voting and commenting on the previous article! If you’d like to contact me about anything, just click on the “Contact Me” option at the top left hand side of the page and you can follow me on Twitter by clicking the image below!




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Twenty23Three - 9/2/2010, 11:51 AM
and let the debate yet again begin!
Matador - 9/2/2010, 11:52 AM
Tom Welling for Governer of Kansas!
BmanHall - 9/2/2010, 11:52 AM
Sigh, here we go again...
ShadowMan - 9/2/2010, 11:53 AM
I wish Nolan would watch a few episodes of Smallville before he decides on his Superman.
OdinsBeard - 9/2/2010, 11:54 AM
bman@ lol.... no shit
WorldsGreatestdetective - 9/2/2010, 11:55 AM
whaterver I'm not a fan of tom welling or his clark kent performances. He wouldn't fit well in Nolan's superman, John Hamm for superman
deathoncredit - 9/2/2010, 12:00 PM
See, this is why studios never listen to fans...
CaptainPresley - 9/2/2010, 12:00 PM
Welling for the WIN!!! I would be fine with Routh also, but let's not kid ourselves, Team Nolan is going to go in a completely different direction.
SuperDude001 - 9/2/2010, 12:00 PM
WorldsGreatestdetective@ how do u know he wouldn't fit, we know barely anything about the film.

Anyhow I doubt either of them will be cast as Superman, maybe Welling might get a TV movie but that's it.
InTylerWeTrust - 9/2/2010, 12:01 PM
Well, it's not like either of them will be cast, but good for the Welling fans.
LEEE777 - 9/2/2010, 12:04 PM
VERY SAD! : p



Wellingtonboot love!

phenomenon - 9/2/2010, 12:06 PM
welling looks great as superKID!!
phenomenon - 9/2/2010, 12:06 PM
is that you and tea, leee???
LEEE777 - 9/2/2010, 12:08 PM
phenomenon @ Shhhhhhhhhh! ; D

Thats mine and Tea's secret lol! ; )

YourMomNaked - 9/2/2010, 12:08 PM
Wow! A definitive victory for Welling for Superman! Not at all surprised, though. He is this generations Superman (or will be by the end Smallville).

BmanHall - 9/2/2010, 12:10 PM
@ deathoncredit: With these poll results, I'm glad they don't.
Talontd - 9/2/2010, 12:11 PM
Haters Be Damned!!!

Tom Welling for Superman!!!






























LEEE777 - 9/2/2010, 12:12 PM
YourMomNaked @ SMALLVILLE SUCKS! : p

(On the BIG SCREEN)



NOLAN doesn't want SUPER-TWISH1TE!

: D


Farris @ I reckon HENRY CAVILL myself!
marvel72 - 9/2/2010, 12:14 PM
leee777

hahahahaha clark bent with lex luthor,how sweet. hahahahaha!

tom welling won,i suppose smallville fans are easily pleased.

when it comes to who should portray the man of steel.

tom welling would make a perfect.....supergirl.
Dynamo - 9/2/2010, 12:14 PM
Seriously...SERIOUSLY?!
OH [frick] THAT. [frick] BOTH OF THEM.
I CONSIDER MYSELF A LEVEL HEADED PERSON, BUTS AS A MASSIVE SUPERMAN FAN I HAVE TO SAY THIS: WELLING SUPPORTERS, ROUTH SUPPORTERS... YOU ARE [frick]ING IDIOTS.
LEEE777 - 9/2/2010, 12:15 PM
deadpool72 @ Lmao man, yeah SUPERGIRL! ;P
Dynamo - 9/2/2010, 12:15 PM
Ok is it just me or are those 2 starting to look alike? I mean it's [frick]ing creepy.
phenomenon - 9/2/2010, 12:16 PM
@ leee..... okay than.... you both look good together! and at least..... not as gay as welling.....lolol
marvel72 - 9/2/2010, 12:17 PM
hey,smallville fans.

smallville sucks!

& by the looks of that photo that leee777,posted it looks like welling might suck as well.
phenomenon - 9/2/2010, 12:19 PM
and eehhh... leee..... you've been beaten as it goes for gayness....... dynamo wants to frick both! welling and routh....together in a threesome...... damn that dynamo-guy is the bravest superherofricker I ever saw..... hahoooo
apollonas - 9/2/2010, 12:20 PM
i dose'nt matter what other twats and movie buffs think, Tom Welling has always been Superman since season 1...lets just hope he gets good contract..that gives us a number of Superman movies with him and michael and erica
InTylerWeTrust - 9/2/2010, 12:24 PM
"i dose'nt matter what other twats and movie buffs think"

Great way to sell your argument. Top notch.
Aguaman - 9/2/2010, 12:25 PM
Im a smallville fan but i have to admit, i would not want Welling as Superman. Having said that Routh wouldnt be much better. Tried to watch Superman Returns last week and it was horrible and that means Routh too, im not going to make excuses for him even though it was mainly the director/ script's fault that it sucked Routh was still horrible.

People keep saying hes gotten better as an actor and i dont see it. He did not act in Scott Pilgram vs The World, if you call that acting then he could be an extra on smallville anytime.

Im gonna have to say both of these actors would not be my choice for Superman
m2prod - 9/2/2010, 12:27 PM
"Nothing against homo-sexuals..im just making a observation...Superman actors are very gay looking."

"I can tell the differance between a straight and gay man by looking at them and Clark Kent definetly has some sugar in the tank."

Wow. I thought we'd advanced beyond this kind of delusional homophobia.
agentofchaos - 9/2/2010, 12:27 PM
honestly, you all know that neither will be in man of steel.it will most likely be some one were not even thinking about.
AngelAragiel - 9/2/2010, 12:28 PM
Hopefully Nolan will go with neither of them and cast a new actor for the part. Matt Bomer is still my choice.
BmanHall - 9/2/2010, 12:28 PM
The dude has Superman writen all over him...

Twenty23Three - 9/2/2010, 12:29 PM
sometimes being a smallville fan around here isn't too easy, and some of you guys don't help my making us look childish
supertrackmonkey - 9/2/2010, 12:33 PM
Welling can't act!
Aguaman - 9/2/2010, 12:36 PM
supertrackmonkey@ Routh cant act either buddy. theyre on an even level in mu opinion. name Routh's best acting role to date?
JustinMSalvato - 9/2/2010, 12:36 PM
Tom Welling/SUPERMAN


Creature - 9/2/2010, 12:38 PM
CaptainPresley@ than why is Welling right? -_-
This new Superman will likely be a good actor. Welling is mediocre and Routh has evolved up till now. We need a new Supes who is in his prime, can juggle Clark Kent and Superman, and will atleast punch something! Atleast a Coke machine, I mean c'mon.
TANKGIRL - 9/2/2010, 12:39 PM
i want to say one thing JK

TO ALL OF THEM CAVILL ROUTH WELLING

REBOOT IS SHIT


marvel72 - 9/2/2010, 12:39 PM
@ jokerel

superman fans want tom welling,like f*ck.

smallville fans want tom welling.

how the f*ck can you cast tom "bell end" welling as the man of steel.

casting tom welling is an insult to the most iconic charactor in comics.

if not routh,pick someone else over that hairy bean bag licker.
vermillion - 9/2/2010, 12:44 PM
I'm for Welling all the way. I have nothing against Routh, but I think Welling would be a better choice out of them both. This poll doesn't really matter, Nolan will most likely pick someone no one is expecting anyways.

Cage fight with Tom and Brandon, whoever wins holds the title "Man of Steel"
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