Is “The Iron Giant” a Superman Movie? – Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Do you consider “The Iron Giant” animated film a Superman movie?

While “The Iron Giant” is a fantastic film with heavy Superman themes, fans don’t consider it a Superman movie according to our poll. Nevertheless, I’d definitely recommend it to all Superman fan of all ages. I just watched the film once again, showing it to my 6 year old nephew… he went away bragging that it’s the best film he’s ever seen.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

Do you consider "The Iron Giant" animated film a Superman movie?
  • No 69%, 123 votes
    123 votes 69%
    123 votes - 69% of all votes
  • Yes 15%, 27 votes
    27 votes 15%
    27 votes - 15% of all votes
  • I've never heard of it 10%, 18 votes
    18 votes 10%
    18 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Unsure/Undecided 6%, 10 votes
    10 votes 6%
    10 votes - 6% of all votes
Total Votes: 178
December 8, 2020 - January 13, 2021
Voting is closed

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January 14, 2021 4:08 am

No, but maybe I cried the first time I saw the Giant choose to be Superman…

January 14, 2021 8:07 am

It’s a beautiful movie and while it is not a Superman movie because of how the themes of Superman are used you come away with a well-spring of good will towards that character.

Which is something an actual Superman project is supposed to do!

January 14, 2021 9:52 am

It’s a very nice film. I would say that The Iron Giant did the same thing that the Goonies did with the character Sloth in showing a love for the Superman character. The Goonies having also been directed by Superman director Richard Donner. The Superman reference is my favorite scene.

Last edited 2 years ago by Superman2878
January 19, 2021 12:31 am

I voted “Yes” and I have no regrets. I consider it a Superman movie the same way I consider Secret Identity a Superman story; it’s about the iconography, its impact and its lasting effects on culture for me. Superman has to be more than just the story of Clark Kent, it has to be about how the world perceives that story and how it is shaped by it.