History Trivia / SupermanReturns

23rd Sep '16 1:09:11 AM OlfinBedwere
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* CreatorKiller: While Bryan Singer's career ultimately survived unscathed despite this film's underwhelming performance, producer Jon Peters wasn't so lucky; between the DevelopmentHell that the film went through and the even more disastrous reception of his previous film, ''Film/WildWildWest'', it helped put an end to his career. His only other credit to date was as an executive producer on ''Film/ManOfSteel'', and even then he apparently wasn't too actively involved in its production.
19th Aug '16 7:04:53 PM Saveelich
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* CreatorBacklash: After ''Film/ManOfSteel'' came out Bryan Singer commented on both that movie and this one. He is proud of what he made, but has expressed understanding of why audiences weren't as enthusiastic about it. In retrospect, he would have increased the action quotient or sped up the pacing (putting the airplane catch earlier in the movie), or else done a complete reboot. Beforehand, other people involved with the production expressed similar sentiments.

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* CreatorBacklash: After ''Film/ManOfSteel'' came out out, Bryan Singer commented on both that movie and this one. He is proud of what he made, but has expressed understanding of why audiences weren't as enthusiastic about it. In retrospect, he would have increased the action quotient or sped up the pacing (putting the airplane catch earlier in the movie), or else done a complete reboot. Beforehand, other people involved with the production expressed similar sentiments.
26th Mar '16 9:22:20 PM ritzoreo
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* DyeingForYourArt: Brandon Routh had to work out, and blonde Kate Bosworth dyed her hair to become the brunette Lois Lane. Creator/KevinSpacey also shaved his head for ComicBook/LexLuthor.

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* DyeingForYourArt: Brandon Routh had to work out, out and blonde wear tinted contact lenses to make his brown eyes look blue. Blonde Kate Bosworth dyed her hair to become the brunette Lois Lane. Creator/KevinSpacey also shaved his head for ComicBook/LexLuthor.
15th Feb '16 9:46:11 AM Anicomicgeek
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* BTeamSequel: To the Richard Donnor-helmed ''Film/SupermanII'', leaving those ''[[Film/SupermanIII other]]'' [[Film/SupermanIV two]] B-Team Sequels in CanonDiscontinuity.

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* BTeamSequel: To the Richard Donnor-helmed ''Film/SupermanII'', leaving those ''[[Film/SupermanIII other]]'' [[Film/SupermanIV [[Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace two]] B-Team Sequels in CanonDiscontinuity.



* RunningTheAsylum: Singer is, by some accounts, a huge Superman fan (or at least a huge fan of the first two Christopher Reeve Superman films), which is why he left the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' franchise to make a Superman movie. Some of those accounts suggest that this is why the first two ''X-Men'' movies were awesome and Superman was not; he was only marginally familiar with the ''X-Men'' comics, so he was able to make two ''X-Men'' films that even non-fans could enjoy, but he was too close to Superman to do it right.

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* RunningTheAsylum: Singer is, by some accounts, a huge Superman fan (or at least a huge fan of the first two Christopher Reeve Superman films), which is why he left the ''Film/{{X-Men}}'' ''Film/XMen'' franchise to make a Superman movie. Some of those accounts suggest that this is why the first two ''X-Men'' movies were awesome and Superman was not; he was only marginally familiar with the ''X-Men'' comics, so he was able to make two ''X-Men'' films that even non-fans could enjoy, but he was too close to Superman to do it right.
29th Dec '15 2:45:36 PM Anddrix
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* DyeingForYourArt: Brandon Routh had to work out, and blonde Kate Bosworth dyed her hair to become the brunette Lois Lane. Creator/KevinSpacey also shaved his head for SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor.

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* DyeingForYourArt: Brandon Routh had to work out, and blonde Kate Bosworth dyed her hair to become the brunette Lois Lane. Creator/KevinSpacey also shaved his head for SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor.ComicBook/LexLuthor.
23rd Jul '15 7:38:11 PM fusilcontrafusil
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** The final casting for the role came down to Brandon Routh and Creator/HenryCavill. Cavill was in fact cast in 2004 when it was going to be a full reboot, before [=McG=] was fired and Singer was brought in and made it not a reboot, and chose Routh for his closer resemblance to Christopher Reeve. Cavill was later cast in the role by Creator/ZackSnyder in 2013's ''Film/ManOfSteel'', which was a reboot.

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** The final casting for the role came down to Brandon Routh and Creator/HenryCavill. Cavill was in fact cast in 2004 when it was going to be a full reboot, reboot under the name ''Superman: Flyby'', before [=McG=] was fired and Singer was brought in and made it not a reboot, and chose Routh for his closer resemblance to Christopher Reeve. Cavill was later cast in the role by Creator/ZackSnyder in 2013's ''Film/ManOfSteel'', which was a reboot. [[http://i.imgur.com/PDwjnm5.jpg See here]] for Routh and Cavill doing ''Flyby'' screen-tests in costume.
21st Jul '15 10:11:08 PM Tuckerscreator
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* StuntCasting: The film homages the television show ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' with the casting of Noel Neill (Lois) and Jack Larson (Jimmy) in significant roles.

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* StuntCasting: The film homages the television show ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' with the casting of Noel Neill (Lois) and Jack Larson (Jimmy) in significant roles.



** During the initial fallout of the film's theatrical run Singer kept insisting in interviews that he would follow up with a more action packed sequel, he even likened his intended sequel to ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathofKhan'' repeatedly (specifically saying that now that he had the set up he would go "all Wrath of Khan on it.") But due to the polarizing audience response and a lot of debate over the film's box office the sequel ultimately got scrapped in favor of what eventually became the 2013 ''Man of Steel'' reboot.

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** During the initial fallout of the film's theatrical run Singer kept insisting in interviews that he would follow up with a more action packed sequel, he even likened his intended sequel to ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathofKhan'' ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' repeatedly (specifically saying that now that he had the set up he would go "all Wrath of Khan on it.") But due to the polarizing audience response and a lot of debate over the film's box office the sequel ultimately got scrapped in favor of what eventually became the 2013 ''Man of Steel'' reboot.
21st Jul '15 10:10:43 PM Tuckerscreator
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** Creator/JimCaviezel expressed great interest in the role of Superman but Singer refused to cast the then 36 year old actor, even though he had the right look and the age of a more mature Superman, simply because Singer thought he was "too famous" after the controversial ''The Passion of the Christ'' - ironic considering that Singer tried really hard to pass Superman off as a Christ figure and Caviezel had just played Jesus Christ himself.

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** Creator/JimCaviezel expressed great interest in the role of Superman but Singer refused to cast the then 36 year old actor, even though he had the right look and the age of a more mature Superman, simply because Singer thought he was "too famous" after the controversial ''The Passion of the Christ'' ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'' - ironic considering that Singer tried really hard to pass Superman off as a Christ figure and Caviezel had just played Jesus Christ himself.
6th Jul '15 11:36:37 AM nombretomado
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* DawsonCasting: Inverted. In spite of this film taking place five years after ''Film/SupermanII'', a 22 year old Kate Bosworth plays LoisLane. Made all the more noticeable when the five foot five actress is playing opposite six foot three Brandon Routh, who was only 25 himself when he was cast yet supposedly he is playing a Superman who is well over 30 and already a legendary figure in his own time.

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* DawsonCasting: Inverted. In spite of this film taking place five years after ''Film/SupermanII'', a 22 year old Kate Bosworth plays LoisLane.ComicBook/LoisLane. Made all the more noticeable when the five foot five actress is playing opposite six foot three Brandon Routh, who was only 25 himself when he was cast yet supposedly he is playing a Superman who is well over 30 and already a legendary figure in his own time.
14th May '15 11:26:18 AM HighCrate
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* BTeamSequel: To the Richard Donnor-helmed ''Film/SupermanII'', leaving those ''[[Film/SupermanIII other]]'' [[Film/SupermanIV two]] B-Team Sequels in CanonDiscontinuity.
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