Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman's bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space. Written by
28 June 2006 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: £4,337,637
(14 July 2006)
(27 October 2006)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Elements of the film are from a 1993 rough-draft screenplay. The same year DC Comics publishes The Death of Superman. As well as the 55th anniversary for the character. See more
After Superman places the plane on the ground, the flight attendant's glasses go from crooked to straight and back between shots. See more
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 father, the - The son.
The DC logo is shaded blue and contains two comic-book images: a shot of Clark Kent removing his glasses, and the iconic image of the S logo under Clark's shirt. See more
Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Steel
(Viens, Mallika, les liane en fleurs...) Dôme épais le jasmin
from opera "Lakmé, Acte 1. No 2 - Duetto"
Music by Léo Delibes
(heard during first boat scene with Lex and Kitty) See more