"Man of Steel" who disappeared without a trace for years is back in Metropolis. He finds that the city has moved on without him. But who's this man of Steel...its our very own "new" Superman (Brandon Routh).
After resurgence, Superman finds his sweet heart, Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has a new life with a fiancé (James Marsden) and a child. Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) is hatching his most diabolical plot to vanquish Superman once and for all.
Superman, who returns to Earth after a five-year absence and faces a new threat from villain Lex Luthor and a fresh rival for the affections of Lois Lane, was released on June 28th, 2006.
Now, what's so great about this "Superman"? Superman Returns, is a 'must' watch movie for:
- It is directed by Bryan Singer, who turned "X-Men" and "X2: X-Men United" into smash hits.
- Brandon Routh (remarkably look-alike of Christopher Reeve) who out beat hundreds of other actors to win the part.
- The action and f/x sequences is so ground-breaking (the filmmakers claim) that you will believe...a man can fly.
- "Superman Returns" took in $21.04 million on opening day, making it No. 8 on the all-time list of movies that debuted on a Wednesday, according to distributor Warner Bros.
- It's the first movie about the Man of Steel since 1987's flop "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace," the late Christopher Reeve's fourth and final time as the superhero.
- The last time the superhero flew on the big screen was in 1987 Superman IV: The quest for Peace. Since then there have been six Batman movies, three X-Men, two Spider Man's, three Blades, and four Superman-related T.V shows.
- The No. 1 Wednesday premiere was for "Spider-Man 2," which took in $40.4 million in its first day just before the Fourth of July in 2004.