Superman Returns
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

1-20 of 88 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


Superhero Bits: Superman Returns, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Agents of Shield, X-Men Days of Future Past

15 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Want to see some new behind the scenes footage from X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Amazing Spider-Man 2? What does Patton Oswalt do on next week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Is Jonathan Nolan behind Ben Affleck in Batman vs. Superman? If Michelle Rodriguez could be any superhero, who would she be? How much has […]

The post Superhero Bits: Superman Returns, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Agents of Shield, X-Men Days of Future Past appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

Permalink | Report a problem


Concept Art From Bryan Singer's Superman Returns

17 April 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Jeff Julian Click Here To View More Superman Returns Artwork He's back. A hero for our millennium. And not a moment too soon, because during the five years (much longer in movie-fan years!) Superman sought his home planet, things changed on his adopted planet. Nations moved on without him. Lois Lane now has a son, a fiance and a Pulitzer for "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman." And Lex Luthor has a plan that will destroy millions - no, billions - of lives. Filmmaker Bryan Singer (X-Men) gives the world the Superman it needs, honoring the legend everyone loves while taking it in a powerful new direction. Brandon Routh proves a perfect choice to wear the hero's cape, leading a top cast that includes Kate Bosworth as Lois and Kevin Spacey as Lex. And the thrills - from »

Permalink | Report a problem


X-Men Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing Teenage Boy

17 April 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the prominent director of the forthcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past forced Michael Egan III into sex during parties in California and Hawaii when he was 17 in the late 1990s. Singer's attorney, Marty Singer, said in a statement that the claims are absurd and defamatory. "It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan's new movie is »

- Associated Press

Permalink | Report a problem


'X-Men: Days of Future Past' director accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

17 April 2014 2:22 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Honolulu (AP) — A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. The lawsuit filed Wednesday says the prominent director of the forthcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" forced Michael Egan III into sex during parties in California and Hawaii when he was 17 in the late 1990s. Singer's attorney, Marty Singer, said in a statement that the claims are absurd and defamatory. "It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan's new movie is about to open in a few weeks," said Marty Singer, who said he is not related to the director. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is set for release May 23. It has an all-star cast, including Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry and Patrick Stewart. It's the »

- Oskar Garcia (AP)

Permalink | Report a problem


Bryan Singer, 'X-Men' Director, Accused Of Sexually Abusing Former Child Model

16 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

X-Men director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually abusing former child model and aspiring actor Michael Egan III in the 1990s when the alleged victim was 17-years-old.

Bryan Singer Sued For Sexual Abuse

Egan, who filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, claims that Singer, 48, pressured him into sexual acts at parties in both California and Hawaii. In exchange for the sex acts, Egan was promised help in his career, including auditions for commercials and other acting jobs as well as modeling gigs, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

Though Egan names Singer as one of his abusers, claiming that he threatened him if he didn’t perform as requested and gave him drugs and alcohol, Egan says that it was tech entrepreneur Marc Collins-Rector who lured him into the sex ring that included other high-profile Hollywood men.

Egan is reportedly looking to receive $75,000 for each of his four claims – intentional infliction of emotional distress, »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Urban Legends: Final Cut' Deserves Another Chance, and Here’s Why...

14 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

I’m not going to delude myself and think that we’re going to start a revolution, and that Urban Legends: Final Cut will somehow surpass Halloween as the better film. But just hear me out; it’s a much better film than people have ever given it credit to be.

I was surfing around Netflix and saw it had been added; I own the DVD but as is with our age of digital gratification I popped it on anyways. As the credits started I remembered back to when I first saw it. The year was 2000, and I was looking through the DVD selection at my local Ames; a chain long since extinct, and I spotted it. I didn’t even have internet at the time- (go ahead and judge), and had heard nothing about a sequel to Urban Legends. I bought it sight unseen after reading the description, for a modest $24.99. Yes, »

- Kristy Jett

Permalink | Report a problem


The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Superman II'

10 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Superman’s first big-screen outing convinced audiences and Hollywood bean counters alike that a man really could fly — and in that pre Comic-Con culture, Superman had the skies all to himself. There was no Spider-Man movie or Batman movie to hold fans over until Superman was ready to fly again, a full three years after the original. So when Superman II was finally released in the United States — a full six months after it had premiered in Australia and Europe (!) — it was like the second coming.

In the original film, Superman (Christopher Reeve) merely had to dispatch a megalomaniacal real »

- Jeff Labrecque

Permalink | Report a problem


Photos From 2008 Justice League Movie That Never Happened

9 April 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Choreographer Greg Van Borssum posted a few photos of the cast for the $200 million "Justice League" movie that Warner Bros was developing back in 2007 with director George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet). Check out the photos below. At the time, "Superman Returns" flopped in theaters, which is why the studio recast Superman with DJ Cotrona and hired Armie Hammer as Batman, despite the fact that Christian Bale was still playing the character in "The Dark Knight" trilogy. Other cast members included Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Teresa Palmer as Talia al Ghul, and Megan Gale as Wonder Woman. Not in the photos are Common as John Stewart (aka Green Lantern), Anton Yelchin as Wally West, Zoe Kazan as Iris West and Stephen Tobolowsky as Alfred Pennyworth. The film obviously never happened and Warner Bros is now »

Permalink | Report a problem


Check Out the 'Justice League' Cast from Unmade George Miller Movie

7 April 2014 5:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Hollywood stuntman and choreographer Greg van Borssum is offering up a piece of 'what if' Hollywood history today, as he shares photos of the Justice League cast assembling for Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller's canceled adaptation.

Way back in 2007, after Superman Returns proved to be a disappointment, Warner Bros. planned to move forward on a Justice League movie that recast the Man of Steel with D.J. Cotrona and gave us a new Batman in Armie Hammer, even though Christian Bale was in the midst of his The Dark Knight trilogy at the same time. Also seen in the first photo are (from bottom) director George Miller, Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter. Next row finds Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Teresa Palmer as Talia al Ghul, stuntman Greg van Borssum, and producer Barrie M. Osborne (The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Why Isn’t There a Solo Black Widow Movie?

7 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

For a while now, a storm’s been building. Comic book movie fans are wondering why we have yet to see a female-lead superhero film despite being in the middle of a boom of comic book movies that show virtually every other kind of superhero film getting made. The knee-jerk answer is “sexism,” but I think it’s more complicated than that. We might not have gotten a Wonder Woman movie yet, but you also have to remember that Warners has thus far balked on films about the Flash, the Justice League, and took forever to decide if it was going to do a sequel to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns. All three of those projects spent a lot of time in development before being abandoned. (Though all signs are that Warners is moving forward on a different Justice League project at some point soon.) Since Marvel has put out a lot more product over the last »

- The Bitter Script Reader

Permalink | Report a problem


Who are new 'Batman vs. Superman' cast members playing?

5 April 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) As its 2016 release date draws near, the cast list for the still untitled and Batman inclusive "Man of Steel" sequel continues to fill out. It was announced last week that a trio of actors will join Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and the rest in DC’s first mash-up movie: Holly Hunter, Tao Okamoto and Callan Mulvey. Director Zack Snyder’s already tried to squash fan speculation about which DC Comics characters this trio of actors could be prepping to bring to life, revealing instead that they will all play characters “newly created for the film.” Not so fast, Snyder! You don’t get to turn off the speculation machine that easily! Even if these three actors are playing all-new characters, there’s still a chance that they could fulfill familiar roles from the comics. Heck, Snyder could be trying to Trojan Horse some DC characters into the film, just »

- Brett White, Comic Book Resources

Permalink | Report a problem


The James Clayton Column: The Biblical blockbuster comeback?

3 April 2014 12:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature James Clayton 4 Apr 2014 - 06:39

As Noah arrives in cinemas, and with Ridley Scott's Exodus around the corner, James ponders the return of the biblical epic...

"Then God said, 'Let there be Industrial Light & Magic'; and there was Industrial Light & Magic." (Genesis: A New Hope. 1:3)

It is the Year of our Lord 2014 (other Lords and religiously-orientated calendar systems are available) and things are getting old-school. To be precise, things are getting Old Testament. They're bringing the Bible back into movie theatres, for this year sees the release of two major movie adaptations of Judeo-Christian scripture.

Those two film events are a Noah - currently sailing into cinemas worldwide - and an Exodus, which is set to occur in December. Though it feels a bit disrespectful to compare holy writ with public transport, the well-known idiom about waiting for buses feels apt here. Perhaps singing "the Old Testament films came two-by-two, »

- ryanlambie

Permalink | Report a problem


New Licensee Is Changing the Way China Releases Foreign Films, But Quotas Remain

2 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A second pipeline for movie imports is opening in China soon, causing a seismic shift in the country’s distribution sector, and promising to offer better financial terms to studios onfilms that are allowed to enter the mainland, improving the split on per-pic profits to as much 50%.

Yet movie import quotas remain firmly in place, and studios are still not allowed to set up their own distribution shingles in the country. China currently allows only one firm, state-owned China Film Group, to operate as a gateway for imports of foreign films that can enjoy full revenue-sharing release.

As always in China, the particulars are complex. Leading the new entity, which will be called China National Culture Group, is Chris Lee, the former Columbia TriStar head and producer of “Superman Returns” and “Valkyrie.” He has been tapped president of China Railsmedia Group, one of the components in a chain of companies »

- Patrick Frater

Permalink | Report a problem


Chris Lee Boosts China’s Second Distribution License Initiative

27 March 2014 8:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hong Kong – Chris Lee, the former head of Columbia TriStar Pictures, producer of “Superman Returns” and “Valkyrie,” is to become president of China Railsmedia Group, one of the components in a chain of companies that will operate China’s second film import and distribution license.

The Hong Kong-based company will imminently change its name to China National Culture Group, a move that reflects both its new role and its close connections with China National Culture & Arts Centre (Cncac), the mainland Chinese state-owned enterprise that expects to receive the second license.

Currently China allows only one firm, another state-owned company, China Film Group, to operate as a gateway for imports of foreign films that can enjoy full revenue-sharing release. The country currently has a quota of 34 films per year which can be distributed this way.

At an event on Thursday in Hong Kong, China Railsmedia/Cncg held a briefing for senior »

- Patrick Frater

Permalink | Report a problem


Special Features - The Rules of Reboot: 10 Year Cycle

26 March 2014 11:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on the rules of the reboot....

So many comic books are being brought to the big screen that it feels almost critical that they evolve beyond origin stories and break free from the tyranny of their genre.  The danger of all these comic book films has always been a vicious cycle of release, relapse, and reboot. Allow me to explain.

Release

The cycle starts with the release of a comic book film.  In the past, fans had waited 10, 20, 30 years or more for their favorite characters to get the big screen treatment.  There was a ridiculous amount of goodwill stored up and fans were extremely forgiving.  Just seeing the comic book icons of their youth on the big screen was a thrill they never thought they would achieve.

Relapse

The comic book movie is a hit.  Now the studio rolls a sequel into production.  More often than not, the »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Why Playing Superman Proves Dangerous in Hollywood

26 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hugh Jackman hasn’t suffered for flashing his claws from time to time. Nor has Christian Bale or George Clooney been permanently scarred by time spent under Batman’s cowl.

Superman, however, remains possibly unique in the pantheon of cinematic heroes, and the damage — real or imagined — associated with playing that strange visitor from another planet appears, at the very least, to have cast a longer-than-usual shadow over those who have dared to fly a mile in his cape and tights.

Due to the suicide (unless proven otherwise) of George Reeves, who played the character on television; and the tragic accident that paralyzed Christopher Reeve, one of his alter egos in film, there has even been talk through the years of a “Superman curse.”

Analyzing the challenges of being Superman, however — and toting the massive baggage he carries on his back — doesn’t require any superstitious mumbo-jumbo. The factors would »

- Brian Lowry

Permalink | Report a problem


Why Playing Superman Proves Dangerous in Hollywood

26 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hugh Jackman hasn’t suffered for flashing his claws from time to time. Nor has Christian Bale or George Clooney been permanently scarred by time spent under Batman’s cowl.

Superman, however, remains possibly unique in the pantheon of cinematic heroes, and the damage — real or imagined — associated with playing that strange visitor from another planet appears, at the very least, to have cast a longer-than-usual shadow over those who have dared to fly a mile in his cape and tights.

Due to the suicide (unless proven otherwise) of George Reeves, who played the character on television; and the tragic accident that paralyzed Christopher Reeve, one of his alter egos in film, there has even been talk through the years of a “Superman curse.”

Analyzing the challenges of being Superman, however — and toting the massive baggage he carries on his back — doesn’t require any superstitious mumbo-jumbo. The factors would »

- Brian Lowry

Permalink | Report a problem


New Trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is Bleak, Epic, and Pretty Badass

24 March 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Man, it sure looks like Bryan Singer’s got his “X-Men” groove back, because this new trailer for his “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is pretty damn epic. Of course, if you were never a fan of Singer, then this is unlikely to change your mind. But fortunately I’ve always been a fan of his, from “The Usual Suspects” to “Apt Pupil” to, yes, even “Superman Returns.” (Except for all those silly Lex Luthor scenes, there was absolutely nothing wrong with that movie, I don’t care what you fanboys say.) Anyhoos. Check out a new and pretty badass trailer for “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” As the kids would say, it looks like things are about to get real, yo. And oh yeah, check out the new poster for the movie, including Professor X’s amazing floating chair. The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival »

- Nix

Permalink | Report a problem


Pacific Rim Sequel May Still Happen

20 March 2014 6:18 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

During a new interview, Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull revealed that the studios is still interested in developing a sequel to Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim." "We love being in business with Guillermo and frankly that movie did more business than the first 'X-Men,' did more than 'Batman Begins,' did more than 'Superman Returns,' 'The Fast and the Furious,' 'Star Trek.' So for a movie that was an original property it's done really well," he said. "It did north of $400 million globally and both the home video sales and the merchandise have [performed well], so it seems like fans really loved the world. So we're going to sit down with Guillermo and as long as we think it's authentic and there's something to say, we're certainly open to it." We checked Tull's numbers and it's true, "Pacific Rim" grossed more than all the films he mentioned. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Legendary Pictures to sit down with Guillermo del Toro and discuss Pacific Rim 2

20 March 2014 2:36 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With last year's Pacific Rim and the upcoming Godzilla, Legendary Pictures is leading a kaiju resurgence on the big screen, and it seems that the studio is open to further exploring the world created by Guillermo del Toro in last year's giant monsters vs. giant robots blockbuster, with CEO Thomas Tull sounding very optimistic about the chances of a Pacific Rim sequel during an interview with Collider.

"We love being in business with Guillermo and frankly that movie, if you look it up, did I think more business than the first X-Men, did more than Batman Begins, our first movie, did more than Superman Returns, The Fast and the Furious, Star Trek - so for a movie that was an original property that we made up it’s done really well. It did north of 400 million dollars globally and both the home video sales and the merchandise have way over-indexed, »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

1-20 of 88 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners