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Superman Returns

June 11, 2006: “Superman Returns” Paul Levitz Interview

As we reported, the Superman Homepage's Jeffrey Bridges attended a press junket where he got to interview the cast and crew after seeing "Superman Returns" the night before.

Here is the transcript of the roundtable interview with Paul Levitz, the head of DC Comics.

    Press: I realize you're prejudiced, but you're also the guy who can answer this question. Why is this character worth six films, cartoon series, TV series, comic books, everything else, enduringä

    Paul: I think there's a prejudiced and an objective answer. If you look back over the last 65 years or so, I guess Superman has now been outä67 years. Out of those 67 years, there have been only about 15 where there hasn't been a new Superman creative work in whatever the dominant medium of the time was. He was a radio show for 11 or 12 years, he was a television series for about nine, the serials, the theatrical cartoons. Objectively speaking, you have at least three generations that loved Superman when he was done well, and starting on a fourth. I think when you look at anything that has been able to transcend the time in which it was bornämost creative properties are of a moment. They capture something in the zeitgeist, it works with that moment, and it disintegrates fairly quickly in the culture. No matter how important I Dream of Jeanie was in the moment it was there, it was of that moment, and of that actress, and probably that writer, and all of those things together. Superman has transcended the people who worked on him, the people who played him. There's something about it that lives on.

Read the complete interview right here at the Superman Homepage.

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