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Superman Returns (2006)


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Superman Returns is a American superhero film directed and co-produced by Bryan Singer and written by Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, from a story by Singer, Dougherty and Harris. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, it is the sixth and final installment in the original Superman film series and serves as a homage sequel to Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980), while not directly referencing the events of Superman III (1983), Supergirl (1984) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). The film stars Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman, Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane, Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, with James Marsden, Frank Langella, and Parker Posey. The film tells the story of the title character returning to Earth after a five-year absence. He finds that his love interest Lois Lane has moved on with her life, and that his archenemy Lex Luthor is plotting a scheme to kill Superman and reshape North America.

After a series of unsuccessful projects to resurrect Superman on screen following the critical and financial failure of The Quest for Peace, Warner Bros. hired Bryan Singer to direct and develop Superman Returns in July 2004. The majority of principal photography took place at Fox Studios Australia, Sydney, while the visual effects sequences were created by a number of studios, including Sony Pictures Imageworks, Rhythm & Hues, Framestore, Rising Sun Pictures, and The Orphanage;[4] filming ended in November 2005.

Five years ago, Superman abandoned his adopted home of Earth to investigate what astronomers believed to be an intact Krypton in outer space. His past love, journalist Lois Lane, wins the Pulitzer Prize with a scathing article, “Why the World Doesn’t Need Superman”. Lois is now engaged to Richard White, the nephew of Daily Planet editor-in-chief Perry White, and has a young son, Jason. In Superman’s absence, notorious criminal mastermind Lex Luthor secures an early release from prison and seduces an elderly heiress, inheriting her fortune to fund his next scheme.

Director: Bryan Singer

Writers: Michael Dougherty (screenplay & story), Dan Harris (screenplay & story), Bryan Singer (story), Jerry Siegel (characters), Joe Shuster (characters)

Stars: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Sam Huntington


Brandon RouthClark Kent / Superman
Kate BosworthLois Lane
Kevin SpaceyLex Luthor
James MarsdenRichard White
Parker PoseyKitty Kowalski
Frank LangellaPerry White
Sam HuntingtonJimmy Olsen
Eva Marie SaintMartha Kent
Marlon BrandoJor-El (archive footage)
Kal PennStanford
Tristan Lake LeabuJason White
David FabrizioBrutus
Ian RobertsRiley
Vincent StoneGrant
Jack LarsonBo the Bartender
Noel NeillGertrude Vanderworth
James KarenBen Hubbard (scenes deleted)
Stephan Bender15-Year-Old Clark
Peta WilsonBobbie-Faye
Jeff TrumanGil
Barbara AngellPolly
Ian BlissShuttle Commander
Ansuya NathanShuttle Pilot
Richard BransonShuttle Engineer (as Sir Richard Branson)
Sam BransonShuttle Specialist
Warwick Young777 Co-Pilot
Bradd Buckley777 Navigator
Bill YoungMission Control Flight Director
Thomas StewartMission Control Navigator
David WebbMission Control Officer
Patricia HowsonMuseum Guard
Mirren LeeVanderworth Relative
Steve OstrowVanderworth Relative (as Stephen Ostrow)
Hank RobertsVanderworth Relative
Jordana BeattyLittle Girl
Karina BrackenHospital Ward Nurse
Raelee HillHospital Nurse
Lee JamesDoctor
Michael DugganDoctor
Keegan JoyceBoy with Camera
Frederique FoucheFrench News Anchor (as Frederique Fouché)
Julian PulvermacherGerman Anchor
Rebecca BarrattGerman Reporter
Penelope HeathSydney Reporter
Ted MaynardNews Anchor #1
Ed WightmanNews Anchor #2 / Hospital Reporter #4
Prue LewarneNews Anchor #3
Paul ShedlowichNews Anchor #4
Barry QuinNews Anchor #5
Francine BellNews Anchor #6
Genevieve DavisReporter at Deli
Adrian JarrettDeli Robber
Marcello FabriziBritish Talk Show Host
Donald McDonaldBritish Scientist (as Donald MacDonald)
Robert Meyer BurnettCape Canaveral Reporter
Terrell DixonHospital Policeman
Duff WatkinsSergeant at Hospital
Narelle ValentineHospital Reporter #1
Rebecca Rocheford DaviesHospital Reporter #2
Wayne McDanielHospital Reporter #3
Lisa HarrisonHospital Reporter #5
Gerry SontHospital Reporter #6 (as Gerard Sont)
Rohan MichaelHospital Reporter #7
Karen PangHospital Reporter #8
Monique DykstraAdministration Nurse
Kevin FisherSecurity Guard #1
John LucantonioSecurity Guard #2
Rob FlanaganBank Gunner
Phillip HenryPolice Sharp Shooter
Henry BrowneTaxi Driver
Darin RossiHome Plate Umpire
Aaron ChatoBoy with Dog
Alison ArayaActor (uncredited)
Brendan ByrnePedestrian (uncredited)
William CheungBusinessman (uncredited)
Andrew ColeMetropolis Museum Patron (uncredited)
Michael DoughertyStudent #1 at Metropolis Museum (uncredited)
Dan EwingUni Student (uncredited)
Xavier FernandezBank robber (uncredited)
Dan HarrisStudent #2 at Metropolis Museum (uncredited)
Darren K. HawkinsMetropolis Citizen (uncredited)
Yutaka IzumiharaJapanese Presenter (uncredited)
Angela JohnsonDaily Planet Office Worker (uncredited)
Sally KimptonParty-goer (uncredited)
Lara LewingtonWeathergirl (uncredited)
Lara LukichActor (uncredited)
Paul J. MailathOffice Worker (uncredited)
Tony NewtonMetropolis Hospital Head Doctor (uncredited)
Courtney PowellMetropolis Citizen (uncredited)
Bobby RoeRavens Baseball Player (uncredited)
Brett SchroederCrowd Extra (uncredited)
Roger SciberrasDaily Planet Reporter (uncredited)
Jennifer ScioleEMT (uncredited)
Jimmy StarBank Robber (uncredited)
Derek SteenStudent (uncredited)
Suzie SteenHospital Reporter #1 (uncredited)
Jack SymonJason White (uncredited)
Taris TylerDaily Planet Reporter (uncredited)
Rajan VeluParamedic No. 2 (uncredited)
Gordon WaddellTaxi Driver (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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