Superman Returns


2h 34m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth.

Film Details

Also Known As
Last Son of Krypton, The, Regreso, Super-homem: o regresso, Superman - O Retorno, Superman se vrací, Supermenas: Suqrjzimas, Unbelievable
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Fox Studios Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 34m

Synopsis

While Lex Luthor plots to destroy him once and for all, the Man of Steel returns after a long absence to a much-changed world. Lois Lane has moved on with her life, and society has learned to survive without him. Superman must find a way to reconnect with her and find his place in a world that may no longer need him.

Crew

Erik Aadahl

Sound Design

Dan Abrams

Digital Effects Artist

Nancy A Accomando

Production Assistant

Kerry Achurch

Special Effects Technician

Grant Adam

Visual Effects

Brian Adams

Digital Effects Artist

Gil Adler

Producer

Parul Agrawal

Digital Effects

Tim Ahern

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ben Aickin

Digital Effects Artist

Christine Albers

Visual Effects

Chris Alderton

Sound Mixer

Ted Alexandre

Software Engineer

Deb Alleck

Production Coordinator

Mark Alston

Videotape Operator

Alp Altiner

Matte Painter

Christophe Ammann

Cgi Artist

Scott E Anderson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jerry Andrews

Motion Control

Mary-liz Andrews

Construction Coordinator

Will Anielewicz

Visual Effects

Christopher Antoniou

Animator

Cynthia Aragon

Rotoscope Animator

Sandi Archer

Coordinator

Brent Armfield

Digital Effects

Marlene Arvan

Assistant Director

Kyle Ashley

Visual Effects

Hunter Athey

Animator

James Atkinson

Cg Supervisor

Christopher Aud

Sound Effects Editor

David Aulds

Digital Effects Artist

Rob Auten

Visual Effects Editor

Steve Avoujageli

Animator

Billy Aziz

Special Effects

Eric Backman

Modelmaker

Drew Bailey

Assistant Director

Jane Bailey

Modelmaker

Kevin Baillie

Visual Effects

Richard Baily

Animator

Leslie Baker

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Bakowski

Digital Effects Artist

Remo Balcells

Visual Effects

Nick Bali

Software Engineer

Michael Ball

Software Engineer

Samson Bamimore

Software Engineer

Jared Barber

Visual Effects

Amy Barclay

Script Supervisor

Giacomo Bargellesi

Digital Effects Artist

Mary Barltrop

Location Scout

Ron Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tom Baskaya

Digital Effects Artist

Hugh Bateup

Art Director

Chris Batty

Software Engineer

Chris Batty

Digital Effects Artist

Oleg Bayborodin

Visual Effects

Jason Bayever

Cg Supervisor

Jim Beard

Transportation Coordinator

Jeff Beattie

Visual Effects Editor

Lyall Beckmann

Special Effects Technician

Lizi Bedford

Visual Effects

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Bob Beher

Foley

Shane Belden

Software Engineer

Jenny Belfield

Production

Dimitri Benardos

Assistant

Di Bennett

Greensman

Shane Bennett

Props Assistant

Lizzie Bentley

Matte Painter

Tanya Berezin

Dialect Coach

Jill Berger

Digital Effects Artist

Jil-sheree Bergin

Visual Effects

Craig Berkey

Supervising Sound Editor

Craig Berkey

Sound Designer

Erika Bermingham

Digital Effects Artist

Valerie Berney

Animator

Nick Bernyk

Props

Dan Bethell

Visual Effects

Simon Bethune

Modelmaker

Ian Bickerton

Foreman

Jeff Bilger

Assistant Director

Hans Biorno

Aerial Director Of Photography

Alicia Bissinger

Rotoscope Animator

Don Bixby

Gaffer

Georges Bizet

Music

Hans Bjerno

Aerial Director Of Photography

Chris Bond

Visual Effects Supervisor

Paula Bonhomme

Digital Effects

Joseph Bonn

Music Editor

Charles E Boone

Song

Jason Booth

Visual Effects

Nicole Bou-samra

Camera Assistant

Mathieu Boucher

Cgi Artist

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Yanick Bourgie

Matte Painter

Peter Bowmar

Cgi Artist

Damian Bradford

Stunt Double

Dan Bradley

Unit Director

Brent Breedveld

Visual Effects

John Breslin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Bruce Bright

Special Effects Technician

Ryan Bright

Software Engineer

David Brighton

Special Effects

Paul Brincat

Sound Mixer

Matthew Broeska

Visual Effects

Dan Bronson

Costume Supervisor

Stephen Brown

Construction

Sule Bryan-hurst

Digital Effects Artist

Patsy Buchan

Medic

Suzanne Buljan

Graphic Designer

Jud Bumpas

Software Engineer

Raytheon Buna

Modelmaker

Tom Bunnell

Digital Effects Artist

Rodney Burke

Special Effects

Floyd Burks

Visual Effects

John Burless

Modelmaker

Brad Burnet

Modelmaker

Robert Meyers Burnett

Video

Melina Burns

Coordinator

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

Christopher Bustard

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jonathan Butchard

Visual Effects

Michelle Butler

Digital Effects Artist

Jeremy Buttell

Visual Effects

Thelvin Cabezas

Digital Effects Artist

Andy Cadzow

Motion Control

Belinda Cahill

Accounting Assistant

Cameron Cahill

Accounting Assistant

Trish Cahill

Colorist

Ross Cairns

Modelmaker

Daniela Calafatello

Visual Effects

Kami Calevro

Accountant

Diane Caliva

Visual Effects

Aimee Campbell

Digital Effects Artist

David E Campbell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Phil Cappe

Animator

Hoagy Carmichael

Song

Brian Carpenter

Unit Manager Assistant

Tic Carroll

Unit Manager

Ashleigh Carter

Assistant Camera

Marla Carter

Digital Effects Artist

Chris Centrella

Key Grip

Al Cerullo

Stunts

Al Cerullo

Helicopter Pilot

J. André Chaintreuil

Set Designer

Chew Chan

Storyboard Artist

Jonathan Chao

Modelmaker

Chris Chapman

Cgi Artist

Vanessa Cheung

Visual Effects

Betty Chin

Production Coordinator

Steve Cho

Visual Effects

James Choi

Animator

Jung-yoon Choi

Modelmaker

David Chornow

Sound Mixer

Andy Chua

Software Engineer

Craig Chun

Modelmaker

Linda Ciarimboli

Costume Supervisor

Jacob Clark

Cgi Artist

Tom Clary

Visual Effects

Chris Cleary

Assistant Property Master

Huckle Cleary

Stunts

Matt Clyde

Rigging Electrician

Sean Cody

Visual Effects

Dylan Cole

Matte Painter

James Colmer

Graphic Artist

Michael Comly

Cgi Artist

Rod Conder

Boom Operator

Chris Consani

Matte Painter

Shaun Conway

Chief Lighting Technician

Kyle Cooper

Titles

Ian Cope

Visual Effects

Nicholas Copping

Production Coordinator

Toby Copping

Key Grip

Neil Corbould

Special Effects Supervisor

Patrick Corcoran

Assistant

Bertrand Cordier

Digital Effects Artist

Nicolle Cornute

Rotoscope Animator

Jennifer Cornwell

Production Manager

Edward Cotton

Set Designer

James Coulter

Software Engineer

Carole Cowley

Visual Effects

Aaron Cox

Special Effects

Brian Cox

Special Effects Technician

Garrett Cox

Software Engineer

James Cox

Props

Joyce Cox

Visual Effects Producer

Scott Crabbe

Video Assist/Playback

Jamie Crooks

Assistant Director

Tim Crosbie

Visual Effects

Jason Crosby

Visual Effects

James Michael Crossley

Character Animation

Martin Crouch

Video Playback

Richard Crowe

Special Effects Technician

Kate Cuffin

Digital Effects Artist

Alex Cumming

Rotoscope Animator

Sean Cunningham

Cgi Artist

Renee D. Czarapata

Accounting Assistant

Virginie Michel D'annoville

Character Animation

Caroline Dahllof

Cgi Artist

David Dale

Modelmaker

Alan Davidson

Software Engineer

Film Details

Also Known As
Last Son of Krypton, The, Regreso, Super-homem: o regresso, Superman - O Retorno, Superman se vrací, Supermenas: Suqrjzimas, Unbelievable
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Adventure
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Fox Studios Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 34m

Award Nominations

Best Visual Effects

2006

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 28, 2006

Released in United States on Video November 28, 2006

Previously mentioned for the role of Lois Lane were: Charisma Carpenter, Mia Kirshner, Evangeline Lilly, Natalie Portman, Keri Russell and Mischa Barton.

Actor Nicolas Cage and director Tim Burton were previously attached to the Superman Lives! project. The film was re-scripted as part one of a trilogy for director Brett Ratner, but Ratner dropped out in mid-March 2003, and was replaced by McG, who in turn dropped out in mid-2004 and was replaced by Bryan Singer.

Hugh Laurie was previously attached to play the role of Perry White but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with his TV show "House." Frank Langella replaced him in the role of Perry White.

Neal Moritz and Gilbert Adler were previously attached to produce.

Josh Hartnett was previously attached to star. Others considered for the role of Clark Kent/Superman were Brendan Fraser, Matthew Bomer, Paul Walker, Jude Law, Ashton Kutcher, Nicolas Cage, Jason Behr, Henry Cavill and Jared Padalecki.

Script written as the first part of a trilogy.

J.J. Abrams wrote a previous draft of the screenplay.

Released in United States Summer June 28, 2006

Released in United States on Video November 28, 2006