"Superman Returns" Tokyo Premiere

Sunday, July 30, 2006 by Iris with 30 comments
Updated August 2nd: Over 100 blue carpet premiere pictures are here (fan photos can be seen here), marking the end of the press tour. Stay tuned to br.c for something coming soon.

Over a hundred images of the Tokyo press conference are in the gallery.

Photos of him posing for photographers at the New Tokyo International Airport in Narita, Japan can be seen here.

Online Autograph Signing

Thursday, July 27, 2006 by Iris with 16 comments
Updated August 1st: View items for sale now.

Detailed information on the signing from Gridiron Authentics:
"Our signing is Brandon's first and only organized signing. To this point his autograph has only been able to be obtained by chance meeting such as on the street or at an event appearance at ComicCon in San Diego where he took brief time to meet fans and sign a few autographs. Brandon has confirmed that he has not had a 'sit down' signing in any capacity nor has he signed multiple autographs for any one dealer or group. About 99% of 'Routh' autographs sold on ebay are indeed fake. Unfortunate but true for most 'A-list' celebrity autographs offered on ebay.

Brandon will only be signing 500 items for us and we are providing the public with the opportunity to pick and choose which item they would like to receive signed. These items will launch at 9:00pm EST on August 1 and will be sold at fixed prices on a first come, first served basis. Price will range from about $225 - $275 depending upon item. All items will include a Certificate of Authenticity with picture of Brandon from the signing. Each item will also be affixed with the Celebrity Authentics serial-numbered Hologram to ensure authenticity.

Requests for photos or items to be personalized (ie: To Barbara") will be made but cannot be guaranteed and orders must be placed under this condition. Brandon has kindly consented to this signing to attempt to fulfill some of his autograph requests but time is limited for the signing session."

Comic-Con 2006

Friday, July 21, 2006 by Iris with 21 comments
Updated August 4th: LoG has a 4 second audio clip of Brandon as Everywhere Man.

Brandon will be voicing Everywhere Man, an original villain, for the WB animated series The Batman in season 4 this fall. Check out a screencap from Comic-Con footage at Legions of Gotham.

July 23rd: Diana Arechiga sent me some photos of her photos of Brandon and Courtney at the DC booth and Outside screening. Check then out here. Also, congratulations to Outside for winning best sci-fi/fantasy film.

Brandon made a surprise appearance at the DC Comics booth on the convention floor where he spent some time taking pictures with fans and signing autographs. He was in San Diego to support his girlfriend, Courtney Ford, as her short film Outside showed at the Comic-Con: International Film Fest. I'll talk more about her fantastic sci-fi short at my blog later on. If you'd like to share your photos of Brandon at the convention, email me.

July 21st
: Justin from BlueTights.net has put online the entire panel discussion in m4a format.

12:13 PM PST:Donner just showed the audience a deleted scene from Superman II where Lois discovers that Clark and Superman are one and the same by drawing glasses, a fedora, and suit on a newspaper picture of Superman.

11:56 AM PST: Richard Donner has just stepped onto the stage.

11:50 AM PST: I'm sitting in Hall H listening to Bryan Singer answer Q+A questions from the audience. Singer treated the audience to a several minutes-long blooper reel that included outtakes from most of the major cast. One line that Brandon got tongue-tied on: "I hope this experience hasn't turned anyone on [flying]." Singer's just announced that he'd like a sequel to be released in 2009 and that the Return to Krypton scene probably will not be on the dvd but may be seen in IMAX 3-D.

July 19th: I'll be giving away several copies of the Superman Returns soundtrack at the convention courtesy Cinemedia Promotions. Join in the discussion at the forum.

July 11th
: I'll be attending this year's Comic-Con in San Diego July 21-23. On Friday, director Bryan Singer will answer questions about Superman Returns and give us an update on what's next. Also, some super-secret guest from the film and past Superman incarnations will be at Warner Home Video's Superman Through the Ages panel that same day.

BT/Planet Member Meet-Up information is here.

Brandon as Rapping Cop

Thursday, July 20, 2006 by Iris with 24 comments
Brandon makes a guest appearance in a Kal Penn & Chez music video for TheLonelyIsland called The Avon Lady playing mustache-wearing bicycle cop Officer Wong.

Read more about the video at The LonelyIsland.

"Superman Returns" Production Sketches

Thursday, July 20, 2006 by Iris with 4 comments
Warner Bros. has made available 26 production sketches from Superman Returns. Beware of spoilers.

Stay tuned for Superman sequel news from San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.

Video Interview with STV

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 by Iris with 9 comments
Scotland Today let me know that they have online video interviews with Brandon, Kate Bosworth, and Kevin Spacey.

Watch them in Windows Media Format here. Click on Brandon's picture to view images from the interviews.

"Superman Returns" Box Office: Week 3

Monday, July 17, 2006 by Iris with 19 comments
Superman Returns dropped a respectable 44% from last week to pull in $12.3 million for a domestic total of $164 million and a worldwide cum of $241 million.

View a detailed breakdown at BoxOfficeMojo, but note that the film had a budget of $204 million, not the site's reported $260 million.


Saturday, July 15, 2006 by Iris with 4 comments
BR.C now has its very own guestbook where you can comment on anything related to the site. Remember to keep it clean and considerate.

Go to The Book.

Making Of: "Superman Returns" Shuttle Scene

Friday, July 14, 2006 by Iris with 2 comments
Sony Pictures Imageworks shows the making of the Superman space shuttle scene. For those who have not yet seen the film, this is a spoiler.

View it here in QT or YouTube flash formats.

Brandon in London

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 by Iris with 20 comments
Updated July 13th: Red carpert pictures from Leicester Square are here. Yahoo! has video of the premiere.

Brandon is in London, England for the premiere of Superman Returns. Some photos of him and Kate Bosworth at a photocall held at Dorchester Hotel can be seen in the gallery.

New Short Film: "Denial"

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 by Iris with 17 comments
"When a seemingly picture perfect relationship begins to unravel, one man must make a choice between the woman of his dreams, and his reality. What follows is a raw glimpse into how loneliness and regret can test the limits of one's sanity."
Brandon Routh and girlfriend Courtney Ford star in the 2006 short film Denial directed by newcomer Joel Kelly, produced by Courtney Ford, and executive produced by Roberto Orci. Shot on 35 mm film stock just weeks before Superman Returns, the 15 minute film premiered at the CineVegas Film Festival (Red Carpet Premiere, Photocall) Monday, June 12th with both actors in attendance.

Visit Denial at IMDb. View the poster in high resolution.

Updated November 17th
: The film can be purchased at iTunes. US residents only. International residents- please read.

Updated August 26th: Photos from the PSF festival are here and here.

Updated August 16th: The short is playing on the 26th and 29th at PSF.

CountingDown has an exclusive interview with director Joel Kelly on the short film who also says a few words about Brandon. Stay tuned for more news on the release of the short soon.

Updated July 3rd: Denial clips can be seen in Extra's video interview. The film is also up at IMDb. The short has just been accepted at the Palm Springs Intl Short Festival in August.

The trailer can be downloaded at Podcast Alley or here. Screencaps are in the gallery.

Read a great blog entry by "Extra"'s Las Vegas correspondent Carlos Diaz as he bowled and played pool with Brandon and Courtney.

Video interview at Extra (segment with "Denial" clips to air July 3rd) from the CineVegas Film Festival.

Photos from CineVegas are up in the gallery here and here.

Brandon in Paris

Monday, July 10, 2006 by Iris with 7 comments
Brandon's in Paris for the Superman Returns premiere. With him are Kate Bosworth, director Bryan Singer, and Kevin Spacey.

ITN has video from the event. View images in the gallery here (photocall), here (red carpet), and here (fan photos). If you attended and would like to share your images or video, email me.

"Superman Returns" Box Office

Monday, July 10, 2006 by Iris with 0 comments
According to BoxOfficeMojo, the film dropped about 59% from last weekend, pulling in $21.8 million domestically. The film opens in more international territories next weekend.

Frequently Asked Questions + More

Monday, July 10, 2006 by Iris with 3 comments
Ever since the movie's release, many people have been messaging me about Brandon, the site, and myself (no, it's not a bother). I've decided to facilitate things by writing up a short FAQ and autobiography that can be found under the About section of the site.

I encourage you to contact me if you have any further questions.

Brandon Talks Soccer (Football)

Saturday, July 08, 2006 by Iris with 15 comments
Brandon was interviewed by FIFAworldcup.com about the 26 FIFA World Cup presented by Adidas.
"What's your pick for the Final?
Italy v France - that is incredibly hard to pick. I think we might have a 1-1 score and go into OT. Beyond that I will let the players decide on the field. All I know for sure is that I'd love to be there to see it happen!"
Read more at the link above. The finals are this Sunday at 1:30 PM ET on ABC.

"Superman Returns" Mexico City Premiere

Friday, July 07, 2006 by Iris with 0 comments
Brandon's in Mexico City for the Superman Returns premiere at the Teatro Metropolitan. Kate Bosworth, Bryan Singer, and Kevin Spacey were in attendance.

View press conference and red carpet images in the gallery.

"Superman vs. Batman" Update

Thursday, July 06, 2006 by Iris with 8 comments
MTV interviewed director Bryan Singer who said that he has contemplated on a head-to-head superhero film with DC Comics' top 2 characters. Brandon puts in his two cents on how he'd like this potential film to be:
"I don't think we should go toe-to-toe, unless one of us is deranged somehow by some mind-altering drug," he laughed. "We shouldn't be fighting each other; we should be combining forces [...] I don't think Batman really, really wants to go and mess with Superman."
Read more at the link above.

"Superman Returns" Box Office Round-Up

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 by Iris with 13 comments
Superhero Hype! reports that the film has set IMAX box office records with $6.83 million in 7 days. Head on over to BoxOfficeMojo for a run-down on Superman Returns' Fourth of July box office performance: $128 million worldwide since the 27th with a budget of $204 million.

On another note, I just saw Superman Returns with my mother (my second viewing) and the experience was absolutely wonderful. Emotions were running high the first time.

Teen Choice Awards Nominations

Tuesday, July 04, 2006 by Iris with 2 comments
Brandon and Superman Returns have been nominated for a total of 5 categories: Choice Movie - Action Adventure, Choice Sleazebag: Kevin Spacey, Choice Breakout (Male): Brandon Routh, Choice Chemistry: Kate Bosworth & Brandon Routh, and Choice Rumble: Superman vs. The Airplane.

Vote here. The show airs August 20 at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX.

Brandon on Rope Yoga

Monday, July 03, 2006 by Iris with 7 comments
rPart of Brandon's Superman training involved working out with Gudni Gunnarsson and his Rope Yoga technique. There are 6 video interviews at RopeYoga.com where Brandon talks about about the exercise and how it helped him prepare for Superman. Also included in the interviews are clips of Brandon demonstrating the technique.

Rope Yoga | Doing the Ropes | The Philosophy | Be The Change | Flying | Gudni Gunnarsson

Visit RopeYoga.com to learn more about the program.

Brandon on NBC's Reel Talk

Monday, July 03, 2006 by Iris with 1 comments
Producer Michael Avila of NBC's Reel Talk let me know that Brandon was interviewed for 10 minutes for the program about Superman Returns. View the interview here.

Fan Mail Update

Sunday, July 02, 2006 by Iris with 10 comments
Updated July 4th: To be clear, I am referring to a street address for fan mail, not an email address.

A fan mail address is being set up for Brandon where you can write to him and request an autograph, although I cannot guarantee any sort of response back. It's quite hectic now due to traveling and promotion, but I will update everyone on the address as soon as possible. The address will be listed permanently under Contact.

Although it's nice reading your kind emails about Brandon, I am not him. I'm sure he'd like to read your letters to him himself. Have a good Fourth of July.

Brandon at the Pepsi 400 & Leno

Saturday, July 01, 2006 by Iris with 1 comments
Brandon is in Daytona Beach, FL today to grand marshal the Pepsi 400 auto race. A couple pictures from a media press conference have surfaced and can be seen here. More can be seen at WireImage.

Brandon was on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night. You can download his appearance at YouSendIt or stream it at LiveDigital.