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SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006)
AKA: Red Sun
Directed by Bryan Singer
Screenplay by Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris
Story by Bryan Singer and Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris
Produced by Gilbert Adler, Jon Peters and Bryan Singer
Read: The Challenge of the Superfriends
Release Date: June 30th, 2006
Brandon J Routh: Clark Kent/Superman
Kevin Spacey: Lex Luthor
Kate Bosworth: Lois Lane
Stephan Bender: Young Clark Kent
Marlon Brando: Jor-El (archive footage)
Sam Huntington: Jimmy Olsen
James Karen: Ben Hubbard
Frank Langella: Perry White
James Marsden: Richard White
Noel Neill: Unknown role
Kal Penn: Stanford
Parker Posey: Kitty Kowalski
Eva Marie Saint: Martha Kent
THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
Principal Photography Has Begun on 'Superman Returns' Starring Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey; New Chapter in the Superman Legend Also Stars James Marsden, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey, Kal Penn and Sam Huntington.
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2005--Principal photography is underway in Sydney, Australia on Warner Bros. Pictures' highly anticipated action adventure 'Superman Returns,' it was announced today by Jeff Robinov, President of Production, Warner Bros. Pictures. Directed by Bryan Singer ('X2: X-Men United,' 'X-Men,' 'The Usual Suspects'), the film stars newcomer Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth ('Beyond the Sea,' 'Blue Crush'), Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey ('Beyond the Sea,' 'American Beauty'), James Marsden ('X2: X-Men United,' 'The Notebook'), Academy Award-winner Eva Marie Saint ('North By Northwest'), Parker Posey ('Blade: Trinity,' 'Best in Show'), Kal Penn ('Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,' 'Love Don't Cost a Thing') and Sam Huntington ('Detroit Rock City').
Brandon Routh, who has previously made notable guest appearances on such television series as 'Cold Case' and 'Gilmore Girls,' will play the dual roles of Clark Kent and the Man of Steel. Joining Routh are Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane; Kevin Spacey as Superman's archenemy, Lex Luthor; James Marsden as Richard White; Eva Marie Saint as Martha Kent; Parker Posey as Kitty Kowalski; Kal Penn as Stanford; and Sam Huntington as Jimmy Olsen.
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation of a Peters Entertainment production, in association with Bad Hat Harry Productions, a Bryan Singer film, 'Superman Returns' is produced by Jon Peters, Bryan Singer and Gilbert Adler from a screenplay by Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris. The executive producer is Chris Lee.
"We are thrilled to have such a stellar cast starring in this exciting and innovative new chapter in the 'Superman' legend," Robinov said. "With Bryan Singer at the helm, we look forward to creating a film that electrifies audiences and deepens the rich mythology that continues to make Superman one of the most popular and intriguing superheroes of all time."
"Rather than being a remake of the original movie," Singer explained, "this film explores Superman's influence on our global culture and the impact of his return to Earth after an absence of several years. It's my great pleasure to bring this new chapter of the Superman legacy to the screen with this incredible cast."
'Superman Returns' is scheduled to shoot in and around Sydney, Australia through mid-August 2005 and will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, on June 30, 2006.
THE OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
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.