Superman II (1980) Poster



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Superman (1978)

Followed by 

Superman III (1983)

Version of 

Superman (1941) (Short)
based on the same material
Superman (1948)
based on the same material
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)
based on the same material
Adventures of Superman (1952) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Superboy (1966)
based on the same material
The New Adventures of Superman (1966) (TV Series)
based on the same material
It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) (TV Movie)
based on the same material
Superman (1978)
based on the same material
Superman (1988) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Superboy (1988) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Superman (1996) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Smallville (2001) (TV Series)
based on the same material
Superman II (2006) (Video)
based on the same material
Superman/Doomsday (2007) (Video)
based on the same material
Man of Steel (2013)
based on the same material

Edited from 

Superman (1978)
The closing shots of Superman in space were lifted from Superman (1978).

Edited into 

Superman II (2006) (Video)


Pretty Baby (1978)
Movie poster seen on a wall in the background during the Ohio village sequence.
Grease (1978)
Movie poster seen on a wall in the background during the Ohio village sequence.
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Movie poster seen on a wall in the background during the Ohio village sequence.
Up in Smoke (1978)
Movie poster seen on a wall in the background during the Ohio village sequence.
A Little Romance (1979)
Movie poster seen on a wall in the background during the Ohio village sequence.

Referenced in 

Superman (1978)
At the very end of the end credits, it says "Next year, Superman II."
Saturday Night Live: Rod Stewart (1981) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Raheem Abdul Mohammed on SNL Newsbreak
Forty Deuce (1982)
This film's title is shown on a theater marquee.
The Making of 'Superman III' (1983) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by the narrator.
At the Movies: The Man with Two Brains/Superman III/Trading Places/Psycho II (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Gene Siskel in his review of "Psycho II" (1983).
Supergirl: The Making of the Movie (1984) (TV Movie)
mentionned once
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Giant Leeches (1992) (TV Episode)
Dr. Forrester: "You will bow down before me, son of Jor-El."
Father Ted: Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest (1995) (TV Episode)
Dougal guesses this when playing charades with Ted.
Mallrats (1995)
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Five - Satan Claus III: The 13th Day of Christmas (1996) (TV Movie)
Satan Claus attempts to trap Detective Mandy in a flat rectangular prison floating through space, identical to the one used to trap General Zod, Ursa and Non in Superman II (1980).
Mars Attacks! (1996)
villainous alteration of Mount Rushmore
Screening (1997) (Short)
Superman: New Kids in Town (1998) (TV Episode)
Cosmic Boy disarms the farm, telepathically attracts his rifle, and bends it the same way General Zod did to the deputy's in Superman II.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick's Big Giant Headache: Part 1 (1999) (TV Episode)
Dick mentions this film.
X-Men (2000)
Spy Kids (2001)
The Magic Behind the Cape (2001) (Video)
some effect shots for part two are shown in this documentary
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' (2001) (Video)
It is mentioned that Superman and Superman II were being shot simultaneously by director Dick Donner.
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend (2001) (Video)
there are many stories about the simultanious shoot of part one and two
Spider-Man (2002)
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (2003) (TV Movie)
The movie 'Superman II (1980)' is referenced in this documentary.
Justice League: A Better World (2003) (TV Episode)
Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman's charging into the White House to attack the President is played out like the movie's Kryptonian antagonists doing the same.
Justice League: A Better World: Part II (2003) (TV Episode)
Superman sets up a flag lying on its side at the end of the stories.
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: The Creeping Moss from the Shores of Shuggoth (2004) (TV Episode)
One of the great tragedies listed by Garth at the start.
The Incredibles (2004)
Scene when Syndrome "catches" fuel truck with his beam is a reference to Superman - it features idendical shot of lady grabbing infant in cart, and she even yells "My baby!" just like in Superman.
Robot Chicken: Suck It (2006) (TV Episode)
Seth Green, Chicken and Scientist are trapped in a flat square just like the villains in this movie.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Talked about as clips are shown on screen
The Curse of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Robot Chicken: The Munnery (2006) (TV Episode)
footage from the movie
QI: Denial & Deprivation (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Stephen
What a Year: 1980 (2007) (TV Episode)
This movie is mentioned in a segment on the top 5 Australian box office movies of 1980.
Superman/Doomsday (2007) (Video)
Superman throws his clone through a "Soder" billboard, which resembles the Coca-cola billboard General Zod is thrown into during the fight in Superman II.
The Big Bang Theory: The Big Bran Hypothesis (2007) (TV Episode)
The guys plan on watching a Superman movie marathon.
South Park: Imaginationland: Episode II (2007) (TV Episode)
General Zod briefly appears among the villains
'Hot Fuzz': The Fuzzball Rally (2007) (Video)
mentioned once
The Big Bang Theory: The Bat Jar Conjecture (2008) (TV Episode)
Leonard says, "The entire Physics Bowl will kneel before Zod."
American Dad!: Office Spaceman (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Superman (2008) (TV Episode)
Nerd mentions the sequal.
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Superman IV (2009) (TV Episode)
is mentioned when discussing the film series
Smallville: Pandora (2009) (TV Episode)
In the future, General Zod refers to Clark as "Son of Jor-El." He referred to Superman in the same way in the film. Zod later orders the other Kandorians to "kneel before Kal-El."
The Venture Bros.: Self-Medication (2009) (TV Episode)
The venemous snake is killed by Ro-Boy in the exact same way the snake in Superman II is killed by Ursa.
The Answer to the Lost Riddle: Prophets of the New Order (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
The Big Bang Theory: The Bozeman Reaction (2010) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions "General Zod trapped in the Phantom Zone."
Kneel Before Zod (2010) (Video)
clips from the movie
Misfits: Christmas Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Simon mentions how in "Superman II" General Zod takes over the world when Superman gives up his powers so that he can be with Lois Lane.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbest Spiderman Moments (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic states he loves this movie, despite it's silliness
House M.D.: Fall from Grace (2011) (TV Episode)
As House and Dominika leave Cuddy's office, he quotes Lex Luthor saying, "North, Miss Tesmacher!"
Atop the Fourth Wall: TRS-80 Whiz Kids: The Computers That Saved Metropolis! (2011) (TV Episode)
"Oh no, he's gonna go Superman II on their asses."
21 Jump Street (2012)
A picture of General Zod is hanging on a dart board. Also, the password to the geeky chemistry club is "Kneel before Zod," a phrase used in Superman II
The Avengers (2012)
Loki borrows Zod's affinity for insisting that others "kneel" before him.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
Theme music is tied with the Indiana Jones theme at number 7.
Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special (2012) (TV Movie)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part VII (2012) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Chick and Oancitizen dressed as Ursa and Non from Superman II.
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic mentions General Zod's role in To Boldly Flee.
How I Met Your Mother: The Fortress (2013) (TV Episode)
Barney mentions the movie by name.
The Simpsons: What Animated Women Want (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013) (Video Game)
"Kneel before Zod!"
DVD-R Hell: Return of the Ewok (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions that the director of this video was an assistant director on this movie.
Pastor Mike Online: Is Superman Jesus in Spandex? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Bum Reviews: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
The original General Zod hijacks the review
Pastor Mike Online: Man of Steel Coming to a Church Near You! (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Talked about by Mike.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 15 August 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Psych: A Touch of Sweevil (2014) (TV Episode)
Shawn says that he hopes psychic frauds are "sentenced to fly around in those mirrors from 'Superman II.'"
Let's Be Cops (2014)
Justin says Mossi looks like the original General Zod.
Amazing Fantasy: The Post-Modern Prometheus (2015) (Short)
Peter's introduction in Chinatown pays direct homage to Superman taking off in the alleyway to save Louis in Paris from the beginning of this movie.

Featured in 

Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
The elevator with the hydrogen bomb (that frees the Phantom Zone villains) and the credits for Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind are seen against the backdrop of a starfield on a television screen 1 hour 3 minutes into the film.
The Making of 'Superman II' (1982) (TV Movie)
Superman 50th Anniversary (1988) (TV Movie)
Clips of the movie were shown.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1980 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips shown as this sequel is talked about
The Science of Superman (2006) (TV Movie)
Battle scene Superman vs Kryptonian Ursa
The Mythology of Superman (2006) (Video)
clips shown
Superman II: Restoring the Vision (2006) (Video)
Clips shown and compared to the Donner cut.
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Superman (2006) (TV Episode)
DVD box set Superman: Ultimate Collector's Edition featuring the film is release reviewed + footage used
Best! Movies! Ever!: Road Trips (2007) (TV Episode)
short clip shown when Terence Stamp is mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbest Superman Moments (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Jack Frost (2009) (TV Episode)
A clip of General Zod saying, "You WILL bow down before me!" is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Superman: The 1975 Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage used in review intro.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Salt/Ramona and Beezus/Summer Doc Round-Up (2010) (TV Episode)
Terence Stamp's Lifetime Achievement Award
Music Movies: Jesus Christ Superstar (2011) (TV Episode)
A short clip of General Zod saying "Kneel before Zod!" is shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress (2011) (TV Episode)
Lois Lane ranks #6. Clips are shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip of Lex Luthor in the Oval Office is labeled as a Gene Hackman screen test for "The Mitt Romney Story"
Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Culling: Legion Lost #9 (2013) (TV Episode)
Zod commands that we KNEEL
Nostalgia Critic: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic recalls Superman killing Zod in this movie and compares it to Zod's death in Man of Steel.

Spoofed in 

Hot Shots! (1991)
Family Guy: Lethal Weapons (2001) (TV Episode)
spoofed villians
South Park: Krazy Kripples (2003) (TV Episode)
Christopher Reeve is trapped inside the Phantom Zone (instead of Superman's enemies)
Family Guy: The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire (2005) (TV Episode)
Spoof of Superman throwing a celophane S
Drawn Together: Terms of Endearment (2006) (TV Episode)
Captain Hero heads into the frozen North and to his "pillow fortress of isolation" to give up his powers.
Robot Chicken: The Munnery (2006) (TV Episode)
Zod hosts an exercise show
Underdog (2007)
In Superman II, Superman gives up his powers to be with Lois and fights three Kryptonians with the same powers he had. In Underdog, Underdog gives up his powers to save his family and fights three German shepards with the same powers he had
Supernatural: Wishful Thinking (2008) (TV Episode)
After the child turns over the vehicle housing the bullies, he states "Kneel before Todd!", a spoof of General Zod's line "Kneel before Zod!".
Superman XXX: A Porn Parody (2011) (Video)
XXX parody
Robot Chicken: No Country for Old Dogs (2011) (TV Episode)
Superman once again enters the powers-draining chamber at the Fortress of Solitude.
To Boldly Flee (2012) (Video)
General Zod is a main villain in this movie.
Superman vs. Spider-Man XXX: An Axel Braun Parody (2012) (Video)
Porn parody of the classic superhero
Gingerdead Man Vs. Evil Bong (2013)
Gingerdead Man is imprisoned by spinning rings while on trial

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