Superman Returns

You’ll Believe A Man Can Fly Again!

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Podcast Release Date:
Jun 11, 2013

Superman Series Episode 8

This is the podcast where Arnie thrashed his voice in the intro and had to soldier on.

For 20 years it seemed Nuclear Man and Lex Luthor really had killed Superman.  Every attempt to bring the man of steel back to theaters had fallen through.  While fellow DC superhero Batman had a major franchise launch, fail, and reboot, Superman seemed relegated to the small screen with Lois and Clark and Smallville.  But director Bryan Singer was flying high after two successful X-Men films, and rather than return for X-Men he had Superman Returns.  A continuation of the original two films, Superman Returns has the Kryptonian hero facing off again with nemesis Lex Luthor.  Fans did not embrace Singer’s vision and planned sequels were scrapped in favor of a complete reboot — Man of Steel opening this week in theaters!  But does Superman Returns deserve its bad reputation?  Listen to Now Playing and find out!  Then join us next week as we review the brand new Superman film Man of Steel!

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Movie Details

DC Comics Series
Comic Book Movies
Original Title
Superman Returns
Superman Returns
Bryan Singer
Jon Peters, Gilbert Adler, Bryan Singer
Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Sam Huntington, Eva Marie Saint, Marlon Brando, Kal Penn, Tristan Lake Leabu, David Fabrizio, Ian Roberts, Vincent Stone, Jack Larson, Noel Neill, Keegan Joyce, Jordana Beatty, Rob Flanagan, Stephan Bender, Peta Wilson, Jeff Truman, Barbara Angell, Ian Bliss, Ansuya Nathan, Richard Branson, Warwick Young, Bradd Buckley, Bill Young, Karina Bracken, Raelee Hill, Frederique Fouche, Rebecca Barratt, Karen Pang, Jennifer Sciole
2 h 34 min
Release Date
28 June 2006
Science Fiction, Action, Adventure
Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the planet forever, as well as ridding himself of the Man of Steel.

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