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USA: Warner Bros Pictures
UK: Warner Bros International UK
Cast: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey, Kal Penn, Sam Huntington, Kevin Spacey, Tristan Lake Leabu, David Fabrizio, Ian Roberts, Vincent Stone, Jack Larson, Noel Neill, James Karen, Stephan Bender, Peta Wilson, Jeff Truman, Barbara Angell, Ian Bliss, Ansuya Nathan, Sir Richard Branson, Warwick Young, Bradd Buckley, Bill Young, Thomas Stewart, David Webb, Patricia Howson, Mirren Lee, Steve Ostrow, Hank Roberts, Karina Bracken, Raelee Hill, Lee James, Michael Duggan, Keegan Joyce, Frederique Fouche, Julian Pulvermacher, Rebecca Barratt, Penelope Heath, Ted Maynard, Ed Wightman, Prue Lewarne, Paul Shedlowich, Barry Quin, Francine Bell, Genevieve Davis, Robert Meyer Burnett, Terrell Dixon, Kevin Fisher, John Lucantonio, Rob Flanagan, Phillip Henry, Henry Browne, Darin Rossi
Director: Bryan Singer
Countries: Australia / USA
USA & UK: 154 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some intense action violence
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate violence
USA Release Date: 28 June 2006 (including IMAX theaters)
UK Release Date: 14 July 2006 (including IMAX cinema - London, BFI )
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.
Directed by Bryan Singer (X2: X-MEN UNITED, X-MEN, THE USUAL SUSPECTS), SUPERMAN RETURNS stars Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth (BEYOND THE SEA, BLUE CRUSH), James Marsden (X2: X-MEN UNITED, THE NOTEBOOK), Frank Langella (HBO's UNSCRIPTED), Academy Award-winner Eva Marie Saint (NORTH BY NORTHWEST), Parker Posey (BEST IN SHOW), Kal Penn (HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE), Sam Huntington (DETROIT ROCK CITY) and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey (BEYOND THE SEA, AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE USUAL SUSPECTS).
Using proprietary 2D to 3D conversion technology, select scenes have been converted into An IMAX 3D Experience®, the most immersive cinematic 3D in the world. SUPERMAN RETURNS: An IMAX 3D Experience will debut concurrently with the nationwide 35mm release from Warner Bros. Pictures on 14 July.
Approximately 20 minutes of the film have been transformed into IMAX 3D. The four separate sequences were filmmaker selected, and will transport moviegoers into the film so they experience the action, drama and wonder of the world of Superman as never before. IMAX 3D moments include Superman saving citizens from imminent disaster and a majestic flying sequence where audiences will feel as though they are soaring right beside the super hero himself.
Special on-screen cues will alert moviegoers when to put the 3D glasses on and take them off. A green icon of flashing glasses will enter the frame across of the bottom of the screen to indicate that the glasses should be put on, and a red icon of flashing glasses with a slash through them will indicate that the glasses should be removed.
SUPERMAN RETURNS has been transformed into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-Mastering) technology, providing moviegoers with an extraordinary cinematic experience.