In contrast, Beach has starred in Windtalkers, Flags of Our Fathers, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Comanche Moon, Big Love, and Cowboys and Aliens. He has much more of a track record--a proven ability to carry a movie or TV series. If Hollywood cares about results, Beach is a much better choice than Routh was.
Note: If Routh is a "star" rather than a non-hit wonder, tell us what his second and third biggest roles are. Without looking them up, that is. I've got a prize for anyone--besides Routh, his agent, or his family--who can answer that question successfully.
For all these reasons, I'm sure Hollywood will cast Beach as the next Superman. Because apologists assure us that race and bigotry play no role in casting decisions.
For more on the subject, see Oprah Winfrey the Indian? and Denzel Washington as JFK?
Below: Note the obvious resemblance.