SUPERMAN!!!! This was just confirmed a couple hours ago, but apparently Brandon Routh is out and Denzel is in. This is a pretty weird turn because well, Denzel Washington is black and the character of Superman is white. Not sure how they're going to pull this off.
The main reason for the casting of Denzel has to do with the court's recent decision to take away the rights for Superman from Time Warner and give them to the heirs one of the co-creators of the great comic, Mr. Jerry Siegel. Joanne Siegel, the wife of Jerry, has said it was always Jerry's and Joe Shuster's vision to have Superman be not white, but black. But for fear that the comic would not really take off, at the last second they changed the character to be white. However, now that the rights are back where they belong she is going to create the vision her husband wanted originally.
Titled Man of Steel, look for this movie with Denzel to be released April 1, 2010.