“The step from superhero to gay man isn’t a big step, is it?”
— SUPERMAN RETURNS star Brandon Routh on his new role in Partners, a new CBS sitcom about hilariously mismatched roomates, one gay, one straight. Routh actually plays the wacky neighbor as near as we can make out.
The quote was spotted in a Hollywood Reporter piece that asked Superhero Stars: Does a Comic Book Film Help or Hurt a Career? in which it was decided that
* starring in a crappy superhero movies doesn’t do much good for your career (Ioan Gruffud)
* starring in highly entertaining huge hits seems to help your career (Robert Downey Jr.)
* but sometimes starring in a horrible horrible superhero movie doesn’t hurt you either (George Clooney)
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.