History Film / SupermanReturns

13th May '16 7:51:14 AM Bosco13
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* ComicBookTime: The film is placed in the same continuity as the first two Christopher Reeve ''Superman'' films, yet it is clearly set in the mid-2000s with a 20-something Lois Lane, a still-alive adopted mother, and a still-wet-behind-the-ears Jimmy Olsen. The earlier films established that Superman came to earth in 1948 and were clearly set in the late 1970s. This discrepancy is enough to raise doubt as to whether Superman Returns actually is part of the same continuity, but the presence of a photo of Creator/GlennFord as Pa Kent from the first film serves to establish the link.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: As well as an adaptation, it got a four issue prequel focusing on Jor-El, Martha Kent, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor.* ComicBookTime: The film is placed in the same continuity as the first two Christopher Reeve ''Superman'' films, yet it is clearly set in the mid-2000s with a 20-something Lois Lane, a still-alive adopted mother, and a still-wet-behind-the-ears Jimmy Olsen. The earlier films established that Superman came to earth in 1948 and were clearly set in the late 1970s. This discrepancy is enough to raise doubt as to whether Superman Returns actually is part of the same continuity, but the presence of a photo of Creator/GlennFord as Pa Kent from the first film serves to establish the link.
13th May '16 7:48:59 AM Bosco13
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* RetroUniverse: WordOfGod says that he added old fashioned cars and machine guns in alongside modern camera phones so it wouldn't be obvious to future viewers that this movie was made decades after the early Superman movies.
13th May '16 7:47:19 AM Bosco13
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* GenesisEffect: The {{Novelization}} to ''SupermanReturns'' says that Luthor's kryptonite island grew into a planet and settled into permanent orbit between Mars and Jupiter.

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* GenesisEffect: The {{Novelization}} to ''SupermanReturns'' says that Luthor's kryptonite island grew into a planet and settled into permanent orbit between Mars and Jupiter.


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* {{Novelization}}: It got three of them. An adult one by MarvWolfman, a junior novel by Louise Simonson and another childrens' book by Brandon T. Snider called ''The Last Son Of Krypton'' [[note]] Tells the first half of the movie with several villains from the comics added in, a bit like in the video game [[/note]]. Interestingly all three leave out any reference to [[spoiler:Chris being Superman's son]].


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* TieInNovel: As well as her novelization, Louise Simonson wrote a prequel novel called ''Superman Returns: Strange Visitor''.
13th May '16 7:41:28 AM Bosco13
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* GenesisEffect: The {{Novelization}} to ''SupermanReturns'' says that Luthor's kryptonite island grew into a planet and settled into permanent orbit between Mars and Jupiter.


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* GreyGoo: The kryptonite island was intended to grow over America and the {{Novelization}} said it ended up growing into a planet after it was thrown into space.
4th May '16 6:56:25 PM ErikModi
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* SchrodingersCanon: Superman Returns ignores the events of ''SupermanIII'' and ''[[Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace IV]]'', considering itself a direct sequel to SupermanII. So, one can choose to believe that, after Superman II, the films got DenserAndWackier and ended up with Superman fighting Nuclear Man on the moon, or that Clark Kent left Earth for a decade or so and [[spoiler: had a son with Lois Lane.]]
6th Apr '16 1:45:56 PM MrDeath
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* AesopAmnesia: Superman in ''Superman II'' promises that he'd never abandon the world after vanishing for at most two weeks. Then goes off for a few ''years'' to search for a planet his own ''father'' swore up and down was destroyed in the first film. Oh, and he does this before showing up in court, allowing Lex to be acquitted because Supes was a no show. WhatAnIdiot.

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* AesopAmnesia: Superman in ''Superman II'' promises that he'd never abandon the world after vanishing for at most two weeks. Then goes off for a few ''years'' to search for a planet his own ''father'' swore up and down was destroyed in the first film. Oh, and he does this before showing up in court, allowing Lex to be acquitted because Supes was a no show. WhatAnIdiot.
6th Apr '16 2:50:50 AM TitoMosquito
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** In the scene where Lex and his gang break into the museum, Lex wears a wig that resembles [[Series/{{Smallville}} Lionel Luthor's]] long hair.
4th Apr '16 3:30:16 PM AnotherGuy
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* AesopAmnesia: Superman in ''Superman II'' promises that he'd never abandon the world after vanishing for at most two weeks. Then goes off for a few ''years'' to search for a planet his own ''father'' swore up and down was destroyed in the first film. Oh, and he does this before showing up in court, allowing Lex to be acquitted because Supes was a no show. WhatAnIdiot.
26th Mar '16 2:21:57 PM TitoMosquito
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** The saving of the plane is a direct reference shot by shot of Supes saving the space plane in ''The Man of Steel #1''.
** Superman lowering Kitty's car to the ground looks like the cover to Action Comics #1.

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** The saving of the plane is a direct reference shot by shot of Supes saving the space plane in ''The Man of Steel #1''.
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*** The plane was attached to a space shuttle. The original idea for ''The Man of Steel'' #1 was for Superman to save a space shuttle, but was changed to an "experimental space-plane" following the 1986 ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger_disaster Challenger]]'' disaster.
** Superman lowering Kitty's car to the ground looks like the cover to Action Comics ''Action Comics'' #1.
17th Jan '16 12:06:54 PM Anicomicgeek
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** In the {{Novelization}}, during the plane rescue scene, Superman thinks about how easy it would be if he could [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks move planets like how they said in the comic books they used to make about him]].



* RecursiveAdaptation: In the {{Novelization}}, during the plane rescue scene, Superman thinks about how easy it would be if he could [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks move planets like how they said in the comic books they used to make about him]].
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