Call it a clash of two Supermans.
As director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel flick starring Henry Cavill gets underway, there's another Superman actor who tells us he doesn't exactly have high hopes for the superhero's latest celluloid incarnation.
Nope, said actor is not Brandon Routh...
"All these superhero movies seem exactly the same to me," says Private Practice star Tim Daly, who has been the voice of Superman in the animated television and movie franchises. (Who knew?!) "I keep wanting to be surprised, but I'm not. It seems like [people] who went to college to learn to read pie charts are making these movies."
Daly cracks that he'd like to see a throwback to the ole Superman days. "I would be happy if they had some guy standing around in tights and wearing a girdle," he said referring to the 1950s TV series starring George Reeves. "That would be fun."
Kidding aside, I caught up with Daly the other day to talk about the PSAs he directed for "I Don't Know What It's Like...," the Creative Coalition's new campaign to help prevent military suicide. Made in conjunction with Blue Star Families and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the PSAs feature Cher, Melissa Leo, Taye Diggs, Minnie Driver, Eliza Dushku and Michael Chiklis, among others.
"These people are putting themselves in harm's way to do the bidding of our government and they should not be killing themselves at a rate that's higher than them being killed in the battlefield," Daly, who is president of the Creative Coalition, said of our troops. "That's just an appalling statistic. We should be supporting them and getting them the help they need."
We couldn't agree more.