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After a long period in the space, looking for the remains of planet Krypton, Superman returns to Earth. He misses Lois Lane, who lives with Richard White and has a son. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor plots an evil plan, using crystals he stole from the Fortress of Solitude, to create a new land and submerge the USA.
Also Known As:
Superman Returns: An IMAX 3D Experience
Title: Superman Returns
Release Date: June 21, 2006
Runtime: 154 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, German, French
Country: Australia, USA
Sound: Dolby Digital, Sonics-DDP
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for some intense action violence.
Brandon Routh ...Clark Kent / Superman
Kate Bosworth ...Lois Lane
Kevin Spacey ...Lex Luthor
James Marsden ...Richard White
Parker Posey ...Kitty Kowalski
Frank Langella ...Perry White
Sam Huntington ...Jimmy Olsen
Eva Marie Saint ...Martha Kent
Marlon Brando ...Jor-El (archive footage)
Kal Penn ...Stanford
Tristan Lake Leabu ...Jason White
David Fabrizio ...Brutus
Ian Roberts ...Riley
Vincent Stone ...Grant
Jack Larson ...Bo the Bartender
Noel Neill ...Gertrude Vanderworth
James Karen ...Ben Hubbard (scenes deleted)
Stephan Bender ...15-year-Old Clark
Peta Wilson ...Bobbie-Faye
Jeff Truman ...Gil
Barbara Angell ...Polly
Ian Bliss ...Shuttle Commander
Ansuya Nathan ...Shuttle Pilot
Richard Branson ...Shuttle Engineer (as Sir Richard Branson)
Sam Branson ...Shuttle Specialist
Warwick young ...777 Co-Pilot
Bradd Buckley ...777 Navigator
Bill young ...Mission Control Flight Director
Thomas Stewart ...Mission Control Navigator
David Webb ...Mission Control Officer
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"Quando, Quando, Quando"
"Heart and Soul"
"Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major"
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"As Time Goes By"
- Lois Lane: But millions of people will die! Lex Luthor: Billions! Once again, the press underestimates me.
Kitty Kowalski: Wow, that's really something Lex. Lex Luthor: Wait for it. Kitty Kowalski: [long pause] Wow, that's really something Lex. It's freakin' Gone with the Wind.
Perry White: Lois, Pulitzer Prizes are like Academy Awards, nobody remembers what you got one for, just that you got one.
Lex Luthor: Krrrrryptonite!
Police Sharp Shooter: Holy Sh...
- "Alias" (2001) creator and writer J.J. Abrams wrote a complete shooting draft of the script, which both Brett Ratner and McG were planning to shoot when they both left the project for both creative and budget reasons.
Actresses being considered for the role of Lois Lane when McG was to direct included Elisha Cuthbert, Claire Danes and Keri Russell.
Kevin Smith's original script, to which Tim Burton was immediately attached, was based on a 1993 story arc in the comic books in which Superman was killed by a creature named Doomsday and then brought back to life more powerful than before. After a lengthy development process, Warner Bros. chose not to go with Smith's script and hired other writers, such as "Alias" (2001) creator J.J. Abrams, to revive the series.
When offered the director's chair, Bryan Singer rejected J.J. Abrams script as too far a departure from the source material. Abrams story re-imagined Superman as a Kryptonian prince sent to earth as a baby to avoid an impending civil war between king Jor-El and his brother Kata-Zor. Raised as Midwestern teen Clark Kent, and in love with his high school sweetheart Lois, Superman becomes humanity's defender when Kata-Zor invades Earth, aided by CIA Agent Lex Luthor, who is actually a Kryptonian in disguise. The film ended with Superman returning to Krypton to rule over his people after the death of Jor-El. Singer disagreed with these changes to one of America's most well-known characters, and decided instead to pursue a storyline to act as both a sequel and a re-make which would honor the character's history, as well as the popular films by Richard Donner.
Bryan Singer is on record as saying Superman Returns is a loose follow-up to the first two Superman films, but ignores the third and fourth films. This movie contains several oblique references to the original film, including the Addis Ababa meteorite, the photo of Glenn Ford, and Luthor dismissing the question as to whether he'd ever been to the Fortress of Solitude before. Since the Fortress still exists, as does the simulacrum of Jor-El, this film follows on from either the original Richard Lester theatrical version of Superman II, as well as the Richard Donner version. The network TV edit of Superman II ends with Superman destroying the Fortress.
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