Superman Returns (2006)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure

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Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination.

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  • Bryan Singer and Kate Bosworth at an event for Superman Returns (2006)
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  • Brandon Routh at an event for Superman Returns (2006)
  • Bryan Singer in Superman Returns (2006)

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Did You Know?


the two writers of the screenplay make an appearance as school kids making notes as Lex Luthor arrives to steal the meteorite and shoos them away.


Jor-El: You will travel far my little Kal-El. But we will never leave you. Even in the face of our deaths. You will make my strength your own. You will see my life through your eyes as your life will be seen through mine. The son becomes the father, and the...


During the plane/shuttle rescue scene, the ground control radar picks up Superman as he flies in to the rescue. The crew-member at that station reports a bogey (an unknown contact, in this case Superman) coming in from the North. When the camera shows us the relative positions, it is obvious the contact is closing in from an East by South-East (approximately 4 o'clock) direction.

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are seen in a trip through space, from Krypton to Earth, in a manner reminiscent of the Superman (1978) opening credits sequence.

Alternate Versions

In the IMAX presentation, four scenes (totalling about 20 minutes) were converted from 2D to 3D: The flashback to Clark Kent's youth on the farm, the Shuttle/777 rescue, the rescue of the sinking ocean liner, and the final flyover before the credits. Bryan Singer developed a cue featuring an icon of Clark's glasses flashing in green at the bottom of the screen when it is time to put them on, and then with a red circle/slash over when it is time to take them off.


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Composed and Produced by
John Ottman


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Adventure


Release Date:

28 June 2006


English, German, French

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Cnr Auckland & King Streets Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Box Office


$209,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

PHP 134,368,300 (Philippines) (2 July 2006)


$200,081,192 (USA)

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