3. Brandon Routh's Superman
For a moment there, we wondered whether or not it would make sense to include Brandon Routh's Superman as a separate entry considering Superman Returns is technically a sequel to the Christopher Reeves movies, but it ultimately wouldn't have been right to exclude such a wonderful portrayal of the character, so of course we included him. That's the thing about his version, it's a wonderful homage to the character that Reeve portrayed but one that also stands on its own as well.
Superman Returns didn't always do this Man of Steel the justice that he deserved, but he was a formidable hero nonetheless. The people of Earth treated him with reverence like the legend that he was and he showcased all of the abilities that his comic book counterpart is known for, even overcoming some insurmountable odds in the end.
Routh's return to the role in the Arrowverse's Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover is what really bumps him up this list. An alternate timeline version of the same Superman, this one is inspired by the Kingdom Come arc, and he's darn near unstoppable, even outpowering the Arrowverse's own Superman with relative ease. He's also one of the bulkiest on-screen Supermen, which just highlights the sheer power that he possesses. Routh's Crisis Man of Steel was the personification of the comic book Superman, and it was jaw-dropping to see.