Warner Bros. has confirmed Internet reports that Brandon Routh will be playing Clark Kent and Superman in the new Superman film.

Although a final deal has not been struck, an announcement is expected soon.

Routh, 25, recently wrapped his first feature role in Deadly, starring oppositing Laura Propon. His television credits include One Life to Live, Gilmore Girls, Will & Grace and Cold Case.

The film is being directed by Bryan Singer, who directed the first two X-Men movies, with a script by X2's Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty. Production is expected to begin early next year in Australia.

The film is operating under the working title of Superman Returns.

p/s : ... the wait is finally over.