2005 Movie News Archives

Superman Returns

July 16, 2005: Bryan Singer Talks Superman Returns at SDCC

Bryan Singer appeared at the San Diego Comic Con today, answering questions from the audience, before presenting a short film. Here's part of a report from SuperHeroHype.com...

    When asked about which he thought should be the primary focus of the film, Superman or Clark Kent, Singer broke the character down into three very distinct identities: the Clark Kent on the farm, being raised by the Kents; the bumbling Clark in Metropolis, and then Kal-el, the last surviving son of Krypton. (Singer was so exhausted by his long flight that he called him Jor-El by accident before being corrected by most of the 6,500 people at the panel.) "First and foremost, this will be a love story," he told the rapt audience, "which plays on the notion of an established relationship between Clark and Lois."

    According to Singer, Alex Ross was his favorite Superman artist as far as visual style, but he also recommended the Max Fleischer cartoons, as well as the George Reeves television show for anyone interested in his film, which he admitted will be spring boarded from Richard Donner's 1978 film, and its 1980 sequel.

    Singer was faced with an inquisition about the changes in the costume, for instance the raised "S" and the darker colors, and he said that he didn't want to play with the costume too much and wanted to keep the essence, but make something that didn't seem so dated.

    When asked why he chose Brandon Routh to play Clark Kent/Superman, Singer complimented the former soap star by calling him "a fine actor" and saying that it was always his intention to cast an unknown. As far as how his movie might affect what they're doing on the Smallville television show, Singer said that they had been sharing material with the producers of the show. "We tried to carry the torch and respect the television show," he said, to allay any fears from Smallville fans.

    John Ottman will be scoring the film, but Singer confirmed that they will be incorporating the original John Williams theme, which he deems to be "like Star Wars." He believes that the running time of the film will be over 2 hours.

Afterwards, ComingSoon.net/SuperheroHype.com managed to ask him questions about the movie. Click here to listen to the 30mb MP3 audio file. The interview runs about 21 minutes.

Meanwhile, BlueTights.net have detailed what fans saw in the 5 minute sneak preview shown at the Con...

    The trailer starts out with a montage of Smallville that's absolutely beautiful. Then we get some shots of young Clark busting through the barn roof, and examining his baby ship. We then jump to the Kents in the house staring out the window in horror, apparently looking at Clark's crashing ship. Then there's the shots of Martha approaching the ship. We cut to a shot Singer described in an the Kent Farm blog about Brandon sitting up into the frame in front of the window. We then cut to Metropolis with a lot of shots that look into the relationships between the characters. Superman's return has prompted Perry to tell Lois to write an article about Superman, though she's very opposed to it. Richard White, her current boyfriend also is shown being a bit jealous of Lois having Superman back in her life. We got several shots of Superman and Superman with Lois, and they look absolutely FANTASTIC together. One great quote from Brandon in the clip was "That place was a graveyard." One presumes he was talking about Krypton, but we shall all see. Near the end we got some very cool, yet brief shots of Spacey as Luthor holding a Kryptonian crystal in his hand. The big finale was an animated live shot of the storyboard picture that showed Superman hovering over the clouds. It was amazing.

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