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On the planet Krypton, using evidence provided by scientist Jor-El, the Ruling Council sentences three attempted insurrectionists, General Zod, Ursa and Non, to "eternal living death" in the Phantom Zone. Despite his eminence, Jor-El is unable to convince the Council of his belief that Krypton will soon explode. To save his infant son Kal-El, Jor-El launches a spacecraft containing the child towards Earth, a distant planet with a suitable atmosphere, and where Kal-El's dense molecular structure will give him superhuman powers. Shortly after the launch Krypton is destroyed.
Three years later the ship lands near an American farming town, Smallville, where Kal-El is found by Jonathan and Martha Kent and raised as their own son, Clark. Fifteen years later, after the death of Jonathan, Clark hears a psychic "call", discovering a glowing green crystal in the ship. It compels him to travel to the Arctic, where the crystal builds the Fortress of Solitude, resembling the architecture of Krypton. Inside, a vision of Jor-El explains Clark's origins, educating him in his powers and responsibilities. After 12 years, with his powers fully developed, Clark leaves the Fortress with a colorful uniform and becomes a reporter at the Daily Planet in Metropolis. He meets and develops a relationship to coworker Lois Lane, but she sees him as awkward and unsophisticated.
Lois becomes involved in a helicopter accident when the helicopter becomes caught in an electrical cable and crashes down and is hanging on the ledge of The Daily Planet, with conventional means of rescue impossible, Clark has to use his powers in public for the first time to save her. The rescue of Air Force One, which is damaged in a lightning strike and about to crash, and other good deeds make the mysterious "caped wonder" a celebrity. The hero visits Lois at home, takes her for a flight over the city, and allows her to interview him for an article in which she names him "Superman." Meanwhile, criminal genius Lex Luthor has developed a nefarious plan to make a fortune in real estate by buying large amounts of barren desert land and then diverting a nuclear missile test flight to the San Andreas Fault. The missile will sink California and leave Luthor's desert as the new West Coast of the United States, greatly increasing its value.
After his incompetent henchman Otis accidentally redirects the first rocket to the wrong place, Luthor's girlfriend Eve Teschmacher successfully changes the course of a second missile. Knowing Superman could stop his plan, Luthor lures him to his underground lair and exposes him to kryptonite. As Superman weakens, Luthor taunts him by revealing that the first missile is headed to Hackensack, New Jersey, in the opposite direction, knowing that Superman cannot stop both impacts. Teschmacher is horrified because her mother lives in Hackensack, but Luthor does not care and leaves Superman to a slow death. Teschmacher rescues Superman on the condition that he will deal with the New Jersey missile first. He is thus too late to stop the second impact, resulting in a massive West Coast earthquake which he battles to correct.
While Superman is busy saving others, an aftershock causes Lois's car to fall into a huge crevice in the ground. It quickly fills with dirt and debris and she suffocates to death. Distraught at being unable to save Lois, Superman ignores Jor-El's warning not to interfere with human history, preferring to remember Jonathan Kent's advice that he must be on Earth for "a reason". He travels back in time in order to save Lois, altering history so that her car is never caught in the aftershock. Superman delivers Luthor and Otis to prison, and flies into the sunrise for further adventures.
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Who plays Superman in the movies?

Kirk Alyn- "Superman" (1948) and "Atom Man vs Superman" (1950) George Reeves- "Superman and the Molemen" (1951) Christopher Reeve- "Superman: The Movie" (1978)/ "Superman II" (1980)/ "Superman III" (1983)/ "Superman IV: The Quest For Peace" (1987) Brandon Routh- "Superman Returns" (2006) Henry C (MORE)

How many Superman movies are there?

There are 6 Superman movies. 1)Superman The Movie-Christopher Reeve 2) Superman II-Christopher Reeve 3)Superman III-Christopher Reeve 4)Superman IV-The Quest For Peace-Christopher Reeve 5)Superman Returns - Brandon Routh 6) Man of Steel - Henry Cavill Also Superman Returns (2006) is great movie acco (MORE)

How many Superman movies were made?

There were four movies with the late Christopher Reeve and then onemore back in 2006 with Brandon Routh. There was another one in 2013with Henry Cavill which is a reboot to the series.

Who created the soundtrack for the Superman movie?

John Williams of "Star wars" and "Jaws" fame wrote the score for "Superman: The Movie" in 1978 and they re-used parts of his original score in many of the sequels. He also conducted the London Symphony Orchestra for the actual soundtrack. Great stuff!

Which Superman movie did Superman rewind time?

The end of the first film where he turns the world around so he can bring Lois Lane back to life after she was killed from the earthquakes that occurred due to Lex Luthor sending a missle out that crashed into the California land.

Superman the movie theme song?

Crazy as it sounds the traditional TV Superman made in the late fifties did not have a traditional theme song- slogans- Up, Up, and Aaway! yes, but not a theme song. Being action oriented, maybe they felt a theme song sould slow up the pace. A number of cartoons lacked theme songs- this may have had (MORE)

Does Superman die in any movies?

Not in any of the live-action movies although he came close to it in "Superman Returns". He did die in the animated movie "Superman/ Doomsday" which was an adaptation of the story where he gets killed fighting the intergalactic monster and later comes back to life.

Who played Superman in the first Superman movie?

The late Christopher Reeve played the character in the first movie of the series. The late Kirk Alyn was the first actor to ever play the character and the late George Reeves was the first actor to play the character in a live-action TV series.

Will there be any more Superman movies?

Yes, it is currently entitled "Superman: Man Of Steel" and is in pre-production. It is written by Christopher Nolan, the same writer of "The Dark Knight" and is expected to be released in 2012.

What are the names of the Superman movies?

Superman: The Movie Superman 2 Superman 3 Superman 4: The Quest for Peace Superman Returns There's also Superman: Doomsday which isn't part of the live action series. It's a stand alone animated version.

Are they making a brand new Superman movie?

It is going to be a reboot called "Man of Steel". It is set for release on June 14, 2013. British actor Henry Cavill has been chosen to wear the blue tights and red cape. Zack Snyder has been given the job of directing it while Christopher Nolan will actually be producing it thanks to his success wi (MORE)

Who does Superman like in his movie?

Superman AKA Clark Kent has pined for Lois lane in almost all incarnations it is obvious that whatever superman movie your watching the latter pertains to it .

Will there ever be a Batman and Superman movie?

The first live-action film about both Superman and Batman willhappen in the sequel to "Man of Steel" which is coming to theaterson May 6, 2016 (after the original release date of July 17, 2015was pushed up 10 months).

How many Superman movies have there been?

There have been nine different Superman movies in the last 65years. They are: Starring Kirk Alyn: 1. Superman (1948) 2. Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) Starring George Reeves: 3. Superman and the Molemen (1951) Starring Christopher Reeves: 4. Superman: The Movie (1978) 5. Superman II (1980 (MORE)

What was the last Superman movie made?

The last one to be released in theaters was "Superman Returns" starring Brandon Routh, but a reboot titled "Superman: Man of Steel" starring Henry Cavill is currently being planned.

Is Superman Returns considered a good movie?

It had a great cast and it was very well written, but it was heartbroken to many fans as they never got to see the Man of Steel actually fight anyone onscreen. It also made the mistake of using Lex Luthor as the only villain and just had him do an evil plot of trying to tamper with the structure of (MORE)

Is there a movie about Superman?

"Superman" (1948) "Atom Man vs Superman" (1950) "Superman and the Molemen" (1951) "Superman: The Movie" (1978) "Superman II" (1980) "Superman III" (1983) "Superman IV: The Quest For Peace" (1987) "Superman Returns" (2006) "Man of Steel" (2013)

What movie titles include the word Superman?

Superman Superman Returns Superman II Superman III Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Waiting for Superman Superman/Doomsday The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Superman/Batman: Apocalypse All-Star Superman Leaving Metropolis (which was called 'Poor Superman' in C (MORE)

What is the new Superman movie rated?

The 2013 film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language. In the UK, it is rated 12A for moderate violence.

Does anyone remember this superman episode or movie?

all i remember is that he is on an alien or post-apocalyptic world because its red and there are heaps of trash all over anyway he is in a cell for some reason and befriends this one green alien who later i guess admires him and bends a hot metal bar into an s and brands his own chest but they later (MORE)

How many actors have played Superman in the movies?

George Reeves played Superman in the 1951 film "Superman and the Molemen",Christopher Reeve played Superman in four films made in 1978, 1980, 1983, and 1987. Brandon Routh played Superman in the movie "Superman Returns" in 2006. Henry Cavill will be playing Superman in the upcoming reboot "Man of St (MORE)

Who directed Superman The Movie?

Superman The Movie, was a 1978 film directed by Richard Donner. The Movie is based on the DC comic character of the same name starting Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman and Christopher Reeve as Superman.

What is the latest Superman movie about?

'Man of Steel' is due for release in June 2013 in the US. It tells the story of an Earth invasion by Superman's own race. It stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

What year did Superman 3 movie come out?

The movie Superman 3 was released in the summer of 1983. This movie starred Christopher Reeve as Clark Kent. Unfortunately, it was not as successful as the first two parts.

How many movies are there featuring Superman?

there are eight Superman and the mole men superman the movie superman 2 superman 3 superman 4 the quest for peace superman returns superman 2 the richard donner cut man of steel

Where can one watch a trailer for the movie Superman?

One can watch a trailer for the movie Superman on websites such as YouTube. Trailers are also shown in movie theaters before a movie starts. Production companies also put trailers on DVDs which one can watch prior to watching the movie on the DVD.

Who played perry white in superman the movie?

Man of Steel (2013) Played by Laurence Fishburne Superman: Unbound (2013) (V) Played by Wade Williams Superman vs. The Elite (2012) (V) Played by Fred Tatasciore Superman: Requiem (2011) Played by Julian McDowell