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 hes 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 its 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 TVs 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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