Monday, June 26, 2006

Superman Returns Despite Caped Curse Fears

LAKEWOOD, Ohio (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Superman Returns heralds the return of the Man Of Steel, but it could be exposing the latest actor donning the blue tights and cape to a decades-old curse.

Ohio-based curse expert Miriam Garabrant says that Brandon Routh, the young hunk who plays the lead in Superman Returns, should be “protected from the curse as much as possible,” now that he’s joined the ranks of former Men of Steel, George Reeves, Christopher Reeve and Dean Cain.

All had bad fortune visited upon them after playing Superman, and Garabrant says it’s caused by a hex that goes back to “Chief Joseph, and Sitting Bull” Native American warriors whose spirits objected to filming on sacred Indian lands in the 1950s.

Reeves, the original Superman, died under suspicious circumstances in 1959; Reeve broke his neck in 1995; a stunt double on TV’s Smallville set was seriously injured in 2005; and Cain was reportedly so spooked by the curse he tried desperately to get out of his contract.

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