Brandon Helps Renovate School

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 by Iris with 8 comments
Updated August 31st: 11 photos from the event are in the gallery.

Brandon was at Los Angeles' Union Avenue Elementary School participating in a one-room renovation project where kids can have a place to do after-school activities.

MyFox's Good Day LA were on-location to interview Brandon about the project. You can stream the interview at LiveDigital or MyFox.

"Superman Returns" Images Update

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 by Iris with 4 comments
Many Superman Returns images have been added to the gallery in high & ultra quality.
- 13 Promotional Images [UHQ] (new)
- 1 US One-Sheet (sans text) [UHQ]
- 14 Promotional Images [HQ]

Special Event: Q+A With Brandon!

Monday, August 28, 2006 by Iris with 11 comments
Updated August 30th: Thanks to everyone who wrote-in their questions. Check back later for Brandon's responses to select ones. Also, you may continue to submit questions for consideration for future sessions.

Brandon has graciously agreed to a very special event here at BR.C: a Question and Answer session with you guys- the fans. It is our hope to make this a monthly event, time permitting.

For our first session, you may post your potential question(s) for Brandon in the BR.C forum. As it is impossible for Brandon to answer every single question posed, I will whittle them down. From those, Brandon will reply to select questions that he thinks are the most interesting.

Write down your question(s) for Brandon in the forum. All Q+A sessions will be archived here.

Huge thanks to Brandon and his representatives.

More News on Superman Sequel

Sunday, August 27, 2006 by Iris with 0 comments
Superhero Hype! reports from Variety that Superman Returns and Batman Begins co-financer Legendary Pictures is on-board for a second Superman film.
"If Legendary is unnerved, it isn't showing. Like Warners, Legendary insists it will turn a profit on Superman Returns," and has given all indications that it's on deck to co-finance a sequel.

Like Legendary, all the funds argue that they won't be made, or broken, by just one pic. By investing in a slate of pics over the course of several years, they're virtually guaranteed a return of 10%."
It has been previously reported that a sequel is slated for a 2009 release.

Brandon at Palm Springs SHORTFEST

Sunday, August 27, 2006 by Iris with 0 comments
As reported earlier, Brandon was on-hand Saturday at the 2006 Palm Springs SHORTFEST with Courtney Ford and director Joel Kelly to screen their 16-minute short film Denial followed by a Q+A session afterwards. The Desert Sun has a run-down of the screening.

View pictures taken by fans in Fan Podium. If you attended and would like to share your pictures from the screening, email me.

Brandon is the Everywhere Man

Saturday, August 26, 2006 by Iris with 0 comments
As previously reported, it was announced at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con that Brandon would be lending his voice to the animated tv series The Batman as original villain "Everywhere Man" for its fourth season which premieres September 23rd. I've learned that this is a one-episode stint slated for an October release date.

A higher resolution image and sound bite of Brandon as the villain are here.

Brandon on "One Life to Live"

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 by Iris with 1 comments
Updated August 23rd: Stream the clip at LiveDigital. Thanks to "blue_eclair."

SOAPnet will be airing a special They Started on Soaps 6 this Thursday at 4 PM and 12 AM ET/PT. Part of the special features Brandon as Seth Anderson on ABC's One Life to Live.

More info at TVGuide and images in the gallery.

It's Official: Brandon and Courtney Engaged!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 by Iris with 8 comments
Brandon's rep, Kacey Spies, has confirmed to People Magazine that he proposed to long-time girlfriend Courtney Ford earlier this month.
"Brandon Routh is engaged to his girlfriend, actress Courtney Ford, the star's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"They are very happy," says Kacey Spies, the rep for the Superman Returns actor.

The couple, who have been dating for three years, co-star in the upcoming short film, Denial. They plan to wed next fall.

Routh, 26, proposed earlier this month with a sparkler from L.A. jeweler Neil Lane.

The couple met when Routh was tending bar at the rehearsal dinner for Ford's brother's wedding. The pair were apart for five months while Routh was shooting Superman Returns in Australia but have said that nightly phone calls during that period helped keep them together.

Speaking with PEOPLE in June, Routh called Ford, 28, his personal kryptonite. "She brings me to my knees," he said."
Congratulations to them both! Leave them your best wishes at the forum.

Photo Shoots Update

Monday, August 21, 2006 by Iris with 0 comments
Updated August 22nd: Replaced 7 previously seen photos with slightly better quality.

I've added 3 more photos of Brandon taken by Warner Bros. for international press to the Photo Shoots album.

Stay tuned for more Brandon news coming soon.

Teen Choice 2006

Sunday, August 20, 2006 by Iris with 4 comments
Updated August 21st: Brandon addresses the rampant engagement rumors to Extra TV and E!. Also, more photos have been added to the gallery.
"Superman Brandon Routh played coy about his alleged engagement, and when we asked if the rumors were true he said, "I’ve been hearing a lot about that. Maybe I did."
The awards were tonight on FOX starting with red carpet coverage at 7:30 PM followed by the ceremony at 8 PM where he presented "Best Chemistry" from his seat.

Click here for 83 photos of Brandon and Courtney Ford. Stream his presentation at LiveDigital.

Warner Bros. Happy with Singer and SR

Friday, August 18, 2006 by Iris with 3 comments
The Hollywood Reporter has published an online article discussing WB's feelings on director Bryan Singer, Superman Returns and the possibility of a sequel.
"'Superman Returns' will be profitable for us," says Warner Bros. production president Jeff Robinov. "We would have liked it to have made more money, but it reintroduced the character in a great way and was a good launching pad for the next picture. We believe in Bryan and the franchise. Clearly, this was the most emotional and realistic superhero movie ever made."
Also, The LA Times talked with WB President Alan Horn on the Superman franchise.
"I thought it was a very successful movie, but I think it should have done $500 million worldwide," Horn said. "We should have had perhaps a little more action to satisfy the young male crowd." Still, he's betting Warner has firmly reestablished the "Superman" franchise and is planning another installment for summer 2009."

Modeling Portfolio Update

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 by Iris with 6 comments
Updated August 17th: Added 10 photos to Photoshoots.

Brandon's modeling portfolio has been updated: 1 shirtless shot from IMG (1999), 1 thumbnail from Spanish Harper's Bazaar magazine (2000), and 5 from his fall 2006 ad campaign for Swedish clothing company JC Jeans & Clothes.
- IMG (1999)
- Spanish Harper's Bazaar (2000)
- JC Jeans & Clothes (2006)
- Photoshoots
A small reminder that Brandon will be presenting at the Teen Choice Awards this Sunday.

Brandon Attends Iowa State Fair

Sunday, August 13, 2006 by Iris with 6 comments
Updated August 14th: has a photo of Butter Superman.

Brandon was seen with his girlfriend and father at the Iowa State Fair today which runs August 10-20. This year's fair includes a butter sculpture of Brandon as Superman by Sarah Pratt of Norwalk, Iowa [article].

State Fair coverage can be found at KCCI and DesMoinesRegister. If you would like to share your pictures of Brandon and/or the sculpture, email me.

Forum Update

Friday, August 11, 2006 by Iris with 1 comments
The BR.C forum has been updated with 6 categories: News, General, Media, Film, Television, and Off-Topic. This should make finding topics easier for everyone.

Check it out here.

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Thursday, August 10, 2006 by Iris with 1 comments
A new site search engine is available in the sidebar on the right underneath the chatroom. Searches go all the way back to the site's launch in 2004.

Brandon on A&E's Breakfast With The Arts

Thursday, August 10, 2006 by Iris with 4 comments
Brandon and others from Superman Returns can be seen on A&E's Breakfast With The Arts, a repeat airing, this Sunday morning from 8-10 AM ET/PT

Click here for details. Thanks to A&E for the heads-up.

Brandon Models for JC

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 by Iris with 7 comments
Updated August 10th: JC has been updated with pictures (click on Brandon) and video (click on Thais dos Santos). Stream the clip at YouTube.

Brandon is the new face for Swedish clothing chain store JC Jeans & Clothes. He will be seen in their fall 2006 ad campaign with Brazilian model Thais dos Santos as photographed by Andreas Sjödin.

Check out images from the campaign. More info as it becomes available.

Brandon's Nutrition Program

Wednesday, August 09, 2006 by Iris with 3 comments
Back in March 2005, I reported that JJ Virgin was Brandon's nutritionist for Superman Returns. She has recently updated her site with Brandon's nutrition program and several photos of her with Brandon. On her main page, she reveals Brandon put on 24 pounds of muscle for the role.

Read and view more at

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006 by Iris with 12 comments
BR.C can now be viewed in 9 different languages: Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, French, German, and Italian by clicking on their respective national flags above.

If you'd like this site to be translated in other languages, please let me know.

Teen Choice 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006 by Iris with 6 comments
Brandon's scheduled to appear at the Teen Choice Awards on August 20 from 8-10 PM on Fox.
"Additional celebrities scheduled to appear at TEEN CHOICE 2006 include TV personality Paula Abdul (AMERICAN IDOL); actors Jensen Ackles ("Supernatural"), Wentworth Miller (PRISON BREAK), Amaury Nolasco (PRISON BREAK), Brandon Routh ("Superman Returns") and Tom Welling ("Smallville"); actresses Jessica Alba ("Fantastic Four"), Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars"), Rachel Bilson (THE O.C.), Sophia Bush ("One Tree Hill"), Jaime Pressly ("My Name is Earl") and Kristin Cavallari ("Laguna Beach"); teen queen Hilary Duff ("The Perfect Man"); the cast of "High School Musical"; rapper Snoop Dogg; singer Nick Lachey; and actor Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70s Show")."
The Futon Critic has more details on other celebrity appearances. Visit the TCA site here.