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Superman Returns Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The Man of Steel returns to the big screen with this continuation of the icon's film legacy that picks up after the events of the first two Christopher Reeve films. Some time has passed since the events of Christopher Reeve and the world has gotten used to life without Superman (Brandon Routh) ever since his puzzling disappearance years earlier. Upon his return, he finds a Metropolis that doesn't need him anymore, while Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has moved on with another young suitor Richard White (James Marsden) in the meantime. As the hero begins to tackle the fact that life on Earth has continued without him, he is forced to face his old arch-nemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) and restore the life that was once his. Directed by Bryan Singer from a script by the writing team of Bryan Singer, Superman Returns marks a return to the screen for the man in tights, whose production history has seen many failed attempts including a famous near-miss from Tim Burton and Kevin Smith with Nicolas Cage in the lead role, along with another from director McG and writer J.J. Abrams (J.J. Abrams). Singer eventually won the prestigious gig when he pitched the idea to not tackle the origin story again, but continue with director Richard Donner's original vision. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

  • Release date:June 28, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jon Thum Best Visual Effects 2006 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Mark Stetson Best Visual Effects 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mark Stetson Best Visual Effects 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Neil Corbould Best Visual Effects 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Hoover Best Visual Effects 2006 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Guy H. Dyas Best Art Direction in a Fantasy Film 2006 Nominee

Cast

Brandon Routh
as Superman/Clark Kent
Kate Bosworth
as Lois Lane
James Marsden
as Richard White
Frank Langella
as Perry White
Eva Marie Saint
as Martha Kent
Parker Posey
as Kitty Kowalski
Kal Penn
as Stanford
Sam Huntington
as Jimmy Olsen
Kevin Spacey
as Lex Luthor
Marlon Brando
as Jor-El
Ian Roberts
as Riley
Vincent Stone
as Grant
Jack Larson
as Bo The Bartender
Noel Neill
as Gertrude Vanderworth
James Karen
as Ben Hubbard
Stephan Bender
as 15 Year Old Clark
Peta Wilson
as Bobbie-Faye
Jeff Truman
as Gil
Barbara Angell
as Polly
Ian Bliss
as Shuttle Commander
Ansuya Nathan
as Shuttle Pilot
Richard Branson
as Shuttle Engineer
Warwick Young
as 777 Co-Pilot
Bradd Buckley
as 777 Navigator
Bill Young
as Mission Control Flight Director
Patricia Howson
as Museum Guard
Mirren Lee
as Vanderworth Relative
Stephen Ostrow
as Vanderworth Relative
Karina Bracken
as Hospital Ward Nurse
Raelee Hill
as Hospital Nurse
Lee James
as Doctor
Keegan Joyce
as Boy With Camera
Frederique Fouche
as French News Anchor
Julian Pulvermacher
as German Anchor
ReBecca Barratt
as German Reporter
Penelope Heath
as Sydney Reporter
Ted Maynard
as News Anchor
Ed Wightman
as News Anchor
Prue Lewarne
as News Anchor
Paul Shedlowich
as News Anchor
Barry Quin
as News Anchor
Francine Bell
as News Anchor
Genevieve Davis
as Reporter At Deli
Robert Meyer Burnett
as Cape Canaveral Reporter
Terrell Dixon
as Hospital Policeman
Kevin Fisher
as Security Guard
John Lucantonio
as Security Guard
Henry Browne
as Taxi Driver
Darin Rossi
as Home Plate Umpire

Crew

Bryan Singer
Director
Bryan Singer
Producer
Gilbert Adler
Producer
Jon Peters
Producer
Bryan Singer
Screen Story
Michael Dougherty
Screenwriter
Michael Dougherty
Screen Story
Dan Harris
Screen Story
Dan Harris
Screenwriter
Newton Thomas Sigel
Cinematographer
John Williams
Songwriter
John Ottman
Composer (Music Score)
John Ottman
Editor
Elliot Graham
Editor
Guy H. Dyas
Production Designer
John Pryce-Jones
Art Director
Larry Hubbs
Art Director
Catherine Perez-Mansill
Art Director
David S. Lazan
Art Director
Charlie Revai
Art Director
Hugh Bateup
Supervising Art Director
Damien Drew
Art Director
William Fay
Executive Producer
Scott Mednick
Executive Producer
Thomas Tull
Executive Producer
Ed Cotton
Set Designer
Victor Martinez
Set Designer
Robert Johnson
Set Designer
Josh Lusby
Set Designer
Andrew Powell
Set Designer
Brian Dusting
Set Decorator
Louise Mingenbach
Costume Designer
Erik Aadahl
Sound/Sound Designer
Paul "Salty" Brincat
Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Young
Special Effects
Arran Gordon
Special Effects
David Pride
Special Effects
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects
Marlene Efrem
Special Effects
Gareth Wingrove
Special Effects
Billy Aziz
Special Effects
Corina Rosca
Special Effects
Jeffrey Wetzel
First Assistant Director
Simon Harding
Camera Operator
Chris Alderton
Sound Mixer
Jennifer Cornwell
Production Manager
Roger Mussenden
Casting
Willie D. Burton
Sound Mixer
Ann Robinson
Casting
Michael Malone
Unit Production Manager
Hans Bjerno
Aerial Photography
Caleb Duffy
Location Manager
Craig Berkey
Supervising Sound Editor
Joyce Cox
Visual Effects Producer
Ross Emery
Second Unit Camera
Kim Santantonio
Key Hairstylist
Carl Wood
Location Manager
Mark Trapenberg
Second Unit Director
Virginia Murray
Production Coordinator
Marlene Arvan
Second Unit Director
John Reitz
Re-Recording Mixer
Shannon Leigh Olds
Visual Effects Editor
Scott Maginnis
Properties Master
Jamie Crooks
Second Unit Director
Don Bixby
Gaffer
Angella McPherson
Second Unit Director
Gregory C. Funk
Makeup
Simon Harding
Steadicam Operator
Joe Shuster
Character Design
Toby Pease
Second Unit Director
Dalia Fernandez
Makeup
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Visual Effects
Colin Fletcher
Second Unit Director
Todd Henry
Second Unit Camera
Mark Stetson
Visual Effects Supervisor
Betty Chin
Production Coordinator
Eddie Thorne
Second Unit Director
Todd McMullen
Second Unit Camera
Johnny Pacialeo
Assistant Director
Calum McFarlane
Second Unit Camera
Glenn Suter
Stunts Coordinator
Meredith Humbracht
Production Coordinator
Lawrence Karman
Second Unit Camera
Charles Rotherham
Second Unit Director
Lynne O'Brien
Makeup
Nikki Gooley
Hair Styles
Nikki Gooley
Key Make-up
Shaun Conway
Chief Lighting Technician
Kristin Voumard
Script Supervisor
Georgia Lockhard-Adams
Makeup
Gregg Rudloff
Re-Recording Mixer
Andrew G. La Marca
Unit Production Manager
Jon Thum
Visual Effects
Stephen P. Dunn
Second Unit Director
Kevin Plummer
Production Accountant
Richard Hoover
Visual Effects
Neil Corbould
Special Effects Supervisor
Hannah Knowlton
Properties Master
Brian Smrz
Second Unit Director
Dan Bradley
Second Unit Director
Nicholas Copping
Production Coordinator
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