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New SUPERMAN RETURNS trailer hitting soon!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with more updates on our favorite Kryptonian's next flick. There was rumor circulating that a new, updated SUPERMAN RETURNS trailer was going to run before X3 and now we get word from a spy named "Rob-El" who got a look at the new trailer while changing in a phone booth in the UK. He talks about an incredibly badass sounding sequence... read on for the new goodies!

The new trailer features a couple of new shots (featured in the Smallville TV Spot) and a few from the main theatrical trailer. There's a couple of shots of the Kent Farm which look beautiful, and a couple of new inflight shots which give me more & more confidence for the film! The ending is an incredible slow-motion closeup shot of someone shooting Supes in the face at point blank - as it slows down and zooms in, we see Superman doesn't even flinch... as the bullet crushes when it hits his eye, then bounces, and falls to the floor! This is followed by the cheeky grin we say in the Smallville TV Spot!

Sounds great! Can't wait to see this sucker on the big screen! What about you?

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  • May 17, 2006, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Sounds very heterosexual.

    by eg4190


  • May 17, 2006, 4:56 p.m. CST

    It's almost like news, almost

    by Lawguy

    They mostly come at night. Mostly.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Singer Should Swap Places With Nolan

    by CaptDanielRoe

    For the respective sequels to Batman Begins and Superman Returns. cough-Wertham-cough. Actually no nevermind I don't want to see a darker or more rubbery-costumed Superman. What I do want, is Richard Pryor.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Wow. This site sure has a hard-on for the new Superman

    by Z0D

    Wow. Just wow. Boinnnggg! New tv spot! Boinnnggg! New trailer! Boinnnggg! New pics! Boinnnggg! New info! Boinnnggg! Sure, I want to see the film. But I don't want to get bad ideas from fanboys. Heh. ___Boinnnggg!___ before Z0D

  • May 17, 2006, 5:06 p.m. CST


    by Sleeperkid

    As long as he doesn't talk, it'll be neat. He sounds like fucking Jason Biggs.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Eh! Who makes these trailers and why are they working?

    by JUSTICE41

    So instead of a larger story we get focused shots of a bullet hitting an eyeball. So this was that bullet into a sensitive body part thing that was a huge mystery? Boring...More bullet time garbage. Does this skinny kid talk or is it still MuteMan?

  • May 17, 2006, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I was hoping they'd get a new full trailer out there ..

    by Zauriel

    I couldn't believe that they'd only have one short teaser and one full length trailer before the debut ... I mean, seriously, there's like a gazillion X-Men spots out there and only a couple for Superman Returns? Let's start cranking those TV spots out! Can't wait to see this new trailer in front of X-Men, I hope that the eye-shot scene isn't the only new footage it'll showcase though, give us more!

  • May 17, 2006, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Great new movie! Bring on the whining and bitching!

    by lycanthrope

    Jebus - if there was a real Superman and someone filmed him in action some of you would still have complaints - the voice, the costume, the youth, the orientation of someone in cast or crew - I understand complaining about a piece of crap (Batman and Robin) after it has screened, but to tear and worry like a terrier about every tiny detail is just masturbatory - are you enchanted with your own TB's, deluded that we think your opinion matters more than others, or have you run out of small animals to kick out of your path as you trudge heavily homeward, wondering why you still live in your parents' basement and your sheets, keyboard and underoos are all crusty? Tsk... and yawn.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:19 p.m. CST


    by Carson Dyle

    Very cute, Robert.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Should rock

    by Trancer

  • May 17, 2006, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Oh my God!!! HE'S GAY?!?!?!?!?!

    by HyperKnight

    Get over it, so Singer is gay, go sing a new song. Also, X3 has more tv spots because its less than 10 days from release while Superman still has a month and a half.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by lycanthrope

    I loved the original Superman - saw it about 15 times in the theater - but I never thought it was perfect - some of you Silver Agers like me wish for a Krypton more like the Silver Age comics, etc - but not every vision matches mine - that said, I will still be there opening weekend, hoping to be transported for a couple of hours to the wonders of the Last Son of Krypton - I think Singer and the rest will bring it - why don't you leave off the jaded cynicism for just a bit, take off your nihilistic trenchcoat and angst-filled attitude and enjoy - live a little! Okay, I have to go sit on the porch and complain about the guv-mint now...

  • May 17, 2006, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Oh come on!! Bullet to the eye!!!

    by Bubastis

    Hello? Supreme Power???? Hyperion pulled this exact same stunt, shooting himself in the eye to prove how kickass he was. I suddenly fear the worst for Superman Returns if they are borrowing Marvel material for a DC flick. But then, Hyperion is a rip-off/homage to Supes to begin with...

  • May 17, 2006, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by IAmJack'sUserID


  • May 17, 2006, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Doesn't even flinch?

    by Ribbons

    That's ca-razay. I mean I know the shot's supposed to be "badass," but you've got to have the discipline of a sherpa not to react if the barrel of a gun explodes right in front of your face. Hell, if someone snapped their fingers right next to my eyeballs, I'd flinch. But I guess that's why I wear my underwear on the inside of my pants.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:23 p.m. CST

    You'll shoot yer eye out, kid!!!

    by BeeDub


  • May 17, 2006, 5:29 p.m. CST

    He's used to getting hit in the face by phallic objects

    by Tall_Boy

    not gay at all, that Routh is. Straight as an arrow.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:32 p.m. CST love for supes here

    by VoodooV

    but I can understand...Supes is tired...let the poor guy RIP..k?

  • May 17, 2006, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Bryan Singer Is Gay

    by CaptDanielRoe

    And he's going to marry YOUR FATHER one day. On your lawn, and invite all your friends and make passes at them... The dudes anyway. Then he'll be your other daddy. Soon your dog will be gay too. And it will all happen if you don't continue to support Iraq and surrender all the amendments of the Bill of Rights. Speaking of which, we haven't had a nice codpiece shot from Dubya in a while. No, I'm not gay personally. Just happy. Not an angry leftist, really.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:45 p.m. CST

    It's Too Soon!


    Have we no respect for Christopher Reeve? Also, this take is clearly too glossy and too much of a "popcorn movie" to treat the subject--that is, Lex Luthor's nefarious plans to rule the world--with appropriate gravitas. Also, I'm really not sure Oliver Stone was the right guy to direct this film. Time will tell, I suppose.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:46 p.m. CST

    If Brian Singer is Gay then I don't want to be... wait

    by P33KA

  • May 17, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Super Hot Karl

    by butnugget

  • May 17, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Bryan Singer's NAME Is Gay


    Seriously? "Bryan" with a "y"? "Singer"? His parents might as well have dressed him like a girl. Maybe they did. Frankly, I didn't care much about Bryan Singer's sexual proclivities, until I found out he has Lex give him a big tongue kiss while impaling him on a Kryptonite phallus. Dude! Bad taste. Come on.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Forget Superman

    by ECUPirate71

    Aquaman will be back soon. Entourage is the best show besides the Sopranos that HBO has going.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Superman And Stuff

    by Barron34

    I mentioned it in another TB: in the TV spot they had on the Smallville season finale, Spacey had some dialogue as Luthor. To me, he sounded a bit more like Michael Rosenbaum as opposed to Gene Hackman. We all know how good a mimic Spacey is from his gigs hosting SNL. Is it possible he is basing some of his portrayal of Lex Luthor on Rosenbaum's version, albeit as an older version? Maybe I am just imagining things, but it is an interesting idea, to me at least.*****Speaking of super-powered types resistant to bullets, did you folks see the season finale for Smallville? [SPOILER WARNING] Lex gets Kryptonian powers from Brainiac in preparation for him to become host body for Zod. Lex immediately does what anyone with a brain would to demonstrate his power to his girlfriend: he takes a gun, holds it to his palm, and fires. The bullethas no effect, of course, and is flattened. In ten seconds, Luthor does what Clark has been too dense to do for innumerable years. I find myself rooting for the Lex Luthor character, given the persistent and annoying angst of the Clark Kent character. Lex does right away with his powers what most of us would do, whereas Clark just feels guilty and acts dumb. I find the Clark Kent character more believable when he is using his powers and when he is interacting with the Chloe Sullivan character. Clark should just forget about Lana and get with Chloe, who often seems to act as both Clark's conscience and as his brain. Anyway, those are some observations on Smallville. Sorry if I am off topic.

  • May 17, 2006, 5:57 p.m. CST


    by Lovecraftfan

    I have never liked Superman but even Im excited.

  • May 17, 2006, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Superman sucks

    by Bob of the Shire

    Sorry, he does. Hands-down the most boring superhero ever.

  • May 17, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST


    by jasper Stillwell

    The 'Singer-is-gay' stuff it must be said IS getting a little tired shunter or not, he's a clever lad and he's entitled to sit back for a few months and have a big old super-wank. I think this will be good fun but this won't be the defintive Superman that really does the legend justice. Set in the 1940s and REALLY do it properly...

  • May 17, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST

    ..and so begins the mastubatory madness for this movie

    by warpspasm

    on AICN. can't wait to see how bad it gets.

  • May 17, 2006, 6:06 p.m. CST

    I love you Johnny Cakes

    by Elmore Rigby

  • May 17, 2006, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Where's the giant spider?

    by ScullyToo

    And the polar bears? And why is Superman even flying or wearing a suit? ;)

  • May 17, 2006, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Sounds great but...

    by quadrupletree

    Aren't they giving TOO much away? It seems like by they time they're done promoting it we'll have seen the entire movie, or all the cool parts at least. What's left to go see, the romance sappy stuff? I'm not knocking it but geez!

  • May 17, 2006, 7:41 p.m. CST

    So it's about penetration?

    by SalvatoreGravano

    I'll bet it's a bulky bullet, fired from a big gun. Go, Brian boy. Just add more rubber.

  • May 17, 2006, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg No comment. No comment.

  • May 17, 2006, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Is singer gay?

    by spindude

    Just something I've been hearing.

  • May 17, 2006, 8:12 p.m. CST

    A serious point to make ...

    by Judas_Noose

    In rebuttal to pencil-man's previous post: Yes, Bryan Singer is gay. He has said as much in several interviews, and that doesn't bother me one bit. Why? Because I'm a faggot, too.

  • May 17, 2006, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Get over yourselves ...

    by Judas_Noose

    Really - this hypermasculinity that is running rampant in this culture (e.g. MAN! YEAHHH! FUCK A PUSSY! And now I'm going to scratch something that doesn't necessarily itch! Isn't Angelina Jolie HOT? Yeah! I'd fuck her, would you? Yeah, no shit I would, bro!) - It's getting old, and you're not fooling anyone. It's okay ... just be yourself.

  • May 17, 2006, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Here is another "funny" scene that's supposedly in it.

    by SalvatoreGravano Yes - it's a scene with Routh coming out of a closet. It's reportedly a genuine sample of the upcoming "humor" in this picture. Fun-nay. Oh, Brian, you and your joketh!

  • May 17, 2006, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Things that look like wangs

    by halfmahalfn

    I'm digging all this "a bullet is a symbol for a man's penis" talk. Oh yeah, please consider the following "phallic" as well: Guns, glasses, trains, boats, planes, kryptonite, capes, Florida (yes, I know, I brought it up), cars, Lex's head, rolled-up newspapers. And... wait for it... they're all... gasp... in Superman Returns! Won't somebody think of the children!

  • May 17, 2006, 9:19 p.m. CST

    So ... he still doesn't speak?

    by chrth


  • May 17, 2006, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Welcome to Aint-It-Supes-News

    by chrth

    Where we'll report everything possible about Superman Returns but will ignore X-Men 3 (unless we have something negative to publish) because Fox didn't pay us enough.

  • May 17, 2006, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Re: Supes and the Broom Closet

    by abcdefghijklmnop

    I'm sure Singer enjoys the double meaning, but the broom closet could easily be seen as a nod to the original Superman television show. George Reeves came out of the Planet's closet just about every week.

  • May 17, 2006, 9:51 p.m. CST

    "the Kent Farm which look beautiful"

    by KAWS

    You mean that boring ass farm we've seen in previous Superman films, in cartoons and every fucking week on Smallville, well bring that repetitive crap on. And does it still look like a shiny and glossy horrible Sci-Fi Channel movie, shot on that shitty digital camera? Ya-fucking-hooo! A farm, with a pretty sky too. And a slow-mo eye scene, how cheesy and MTVish, Michael Bay will be so proud when he sees this. So, I guess the "BULLET" is the new badass super-villain in this film, huh? YAWN, for you are witnessing an uncreative director at work! You know this to be true.

  • May 17, 2006, 11 p.m. CST


    by superninja

    The thing with the eye may sound cool, but doesn't seem like something that would translate well to film. Guess we'll see soon! Has anyone else heard of Logan Bartholomew? He actually looks like a young Chris Reeve.

  • May 17, 2006, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Is Judas_Noose Gay?


    Because apparently the definition of "hypermasculine" is using the word gay and talking about phalluses and penetration. So maybe he's a hypermasculine gay? That's so butch, dude.

  • May 17, 2006, 11:34 p.m. CST

    All the news that's fit to print.

    by UltimaRex

    Singer is gay. Routh is straight. SR will rule 2006. That is all.

  • May 18, 2006, 12:14 a.m. CST

    maybe this

    by ClarkK82

    perhaps time does not affect kryptonians like it does earthling, in whichcase Lex should age faster than Supes

  • May 18, 2006, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Taking it in the butt is a like Disco

    by LargoJr

    Lots of people do it, they just don&#39;t talk about it. Mention at the water-cooler tomorrow how you went Disco dancing last night, and folks will start looking at their watches and leaving for meetings that don&#39;t exist. >_<

  • May 18, 2006, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Don&#39;t bother us nutil the trailer ACTUALLY has hit

    by Windowlicker74

    the net....please....

  • May 18, 2006, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Talkbackers predictions are in!

    by crazyeyezkillah

    ThaSithMaster has an ass for a mouth! And he talks shit all day long!

  • May 18, 2006, 2:42 a.m. CST

    I could care less ...

    by Judas_Noose

    If you think I&#39;m one of those regular ol&#39; cock-sucking shit-packing faggots that you see so often. There is, once in a while, a person who breaks the mould and the assumption of the masses. I am that. Yeah, I like guys - big deal. I don&#39;t make an issue out of it - it&#39;s incidental. What I DO like, is the way Singer brings his films to life - I wish I had the opportunities that he has, and the cash in hand to back those productions up. I&#39;m sure that alot of you are "armchair directors" ... in that &#39;Oh, here&#39;s what I would have done differently, and here&#39;s what I would have done to make it that much more cool" - So ... this begs the questions ... if you&#39;re so cool and so good, why aren&#39;t you directing this film, and, if you&#39;re so good, why aren&#39;t you sucking my cock, you queer?! Like I said: Get over yourself.

  • May 18, 2006, 2:52 a.m. CST

    I apologize ...

    by Judas_Noose

    But only for my errors in grammar and puncuation ... You knew what I meant, and that is, actually ... believe it or not ... what I meant. You&#39;re welcome.

  • May 18, 2006, 4:06 a.m. CST

    A Previous Talkbacker Guessed The Bullet In The Eye...

    by Jam Banjo

    Wow, that was either some incredible guess, or inside info, or Bryan Singer read that talkback and thought... "Cool!" Well done to whoever that was for getting that one right!

  • May 18, 2006, 5:10 a.m. CST

    That&#39;ll be the highlight of most geeks evenings i&#39;ll be

    by Archduke_Chocula

    Pay to see a new Superman Trailer with a free X-men film thrown in for good measure? Awesome!

  • May 18, 2006, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Whats the biggest baddest longest line cinema in H&#39;wood

    by BendersShinyAss

    Because I&#39;m gunna join it?

  • May 18, 2006, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Judas_Noose, you seem to be making an issue of it now

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Not trying to antagonise you just making an observation. I CAN see why you might want to make an issue of it in this thread as I&#39;m sure you&#39;re pissed off with the multitude of juvenile sentiments expressed in this thread. That said i&#39;m sure this film will suck and bomb and I don&#39;t care if Bryan Singer is gay, or whether Brandon Routh is or isn&#39;t gay, these things are immaterial to me. I think Brandon Routh was miscast but could still make good in a sequel if he actually bulks up, not just gets fit and toned but puts on the weight, this might be hard for him as he looks like he has a fast metabolism and a swimmer&#39;s frame but if he does bulk up and they make him up so he doesn&#39;t look nineteen then he&#39;ll be fine. As for Kate Bosworth as Lois, nothing can save that terrible miscasting, she needs to be replaced with Zooey Deschanel as soon as humanly possible. Then throw in Metallo and Braniac and you have my interest.

  • May 18, 2006, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Brainiac, not Braniac.

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Behold Braniac: Ha my evil supervillain power is beams of pure fibre making sure everyone is precisely regular and all go to the loo at the exact same time draining the water reserves and crippling productivity. Mwahaha!!

  • May 18, 2006, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Making An Issue of It Now


    Look at me! Look at me! Look at me! I&#39;m gay! Look at me! But, I don&#39;t make an issue of it or try to attract attention to myself in anyway. I&#39;m really just a humble, mild-mannered talkbacker on a major metropolitan website. And I&#39;m fighting for truth, justice, and a more revealing codpiece for Brandon Routh. Yeah, baby!

  • May 18, 2006, 8:06 a.m. CST

    I&#39;m worried by the trend of giving descriptions of...

    by brycemonkey

    trailers. Oooh. There is a trailer, and I hear it has X, Y and Z in it. Big. Whoop. Talk about scraping the bottom of the hype barrel...

  • May 18, 2006, 8:14 a.m. CST

    "The Usual Suspects"

    by monkeybrow

    alone will have me in line for this film

  • May 18, 2006, 8:21 a.m. CST


    by Kid Z

    ... Supes can take a slug to the eye, no problemo! Makes you wonder about his pal Bats, though... seems all the criminal-types would pass along the word (to paraphrase G. Gordon Liddy) "Aim for the eyeholes!"

  • May 18, 2006, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Supes is going to kick so much ass...

    by Lost Skeleton

    that and Pirates!

  • May 18, 2006, 8:39 a.m. CST

    One of the Wachowskis is a chick now?!!!

    by smackfu

  • May 18, 2006, 8:44 a.m. CST

    So that plane that Supes saves in the trailer..

    by Snookeroo

    does it have snakes on it? Just wonderin&#39;.

  • May 18, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST

    And by the way...

    by Snookeroo

    Superman Returns will kick everyone&#39;s red shorts.

  • May 18, 2006, 9:04 a.m. CST

    The recent theatrical trailer was shit...

    by The Dubliner

    ...everytime the music builds up to something it cuts to black and we get some hammy lex luthor lines...totally fucks up the flow of the trailer. And what&#39;s with the fading to black every few seconds...I feel like I&#39;m blinking but I&#39;m not. Way to lengthen the trailer without having to provide lots of content. It&#39;s just so badly edited. Here&#39;s hoping the new trailer flows properly at least and builds up to something exciting. Even though I&#39;m super excited to see this movie the trailer doesn&#39;t contribute one iota of that excitement. For an example of a well constructed and edited trailer that makes the movie look exciting see the full X-Men 3 trailer. While I expect Superman will be a better movie than X3, the trailer for X3 impresses me more. Here&#39;s hoping the new Superman Returns trailer is better than the current lame ass theatrical trailer. Even the teaser was better. Fuckers.

  • May 18, 2006, 9:37 a.m. CST

    a shot to the eye?

    by isildur29


  • May 18, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Getting shot in the eye is gay now?

    by Kid Z

    I&#39;m not up on alternate lifestyles like Luscious-868 seems to be, but even so, I&#39;ve never heard of Occular Sex. Now I&#39;ve heard of prisoners popping someone&#39;s eyball out and skullf***ing them, but the eye, by that point, is long gone.

  • May 18, 2006, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Just release the full SAN DIEGO FOOTAGE dang it!!!!!

    by riskebiz

    The release of the movie is almost upon us and the full trailer from last Summer&#39;s San Diego Comic-Con still hasn&#39;t been released. Sure, we&#39;ve seen bits and pieces of it ... but dang it ... that footage got a standing ovation. What the heck is their problem in not releasing it?!?

  • May 18, 2006, 11:28 a.m. CST


    by JacksonsPole

    just goes to show the bias this site is perpetuating. all the superman trailers have been extremely lackluster. boring, even. xmen, on the other hand, have been putting out some killer footage. but, xmen gets raped here. while superman gets kid gloves. aint it sickening.

  • May 18, 2006, 11:35 a.m. CST

    great! a new trailer to view! oh hang on a minute

    by Cedar_Room

    theres no new trailer here at all! it&#39;s just a description of a scene from a trailer that someone saw somewhere at some point. Is this actually news? I&#39;m not sure it is. By the way - I reckon this film will be shit, not because Bryan Singer is gay, but because the visuals look shit, the jokes in the trailer were lame, Spacey is hamming it up terribly, and above all Superman despite unlimited powers does nothing even slightly cheeky with them the big fat puff.

  • May 18, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST

    "Have you ever tried not being a mutant?"

    by Immortal_Fish

    There&#39;s no subtext in a scene where a man fires his load into another man&#39;s face? Nope, this is not the subtext you&#39;re looking for. Move along.

  • May 18, 2006, 1:09 p.m. CST

    so this isn&#39;t out yet....

    by ftmigs

    but a trailer description for superman is news. I know this site has a bit of a vendetta against the x men, but this is rediculous. In the past few weeks, there has been like 13 new tv spots, a 7 minute preview of the movie on tv, around 20 various clips released on the internet, and the movie has been seen by the press and reviewed on numerous websites. Yet all of that gets like one article with a short review.

  • May 18, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by robel

    Just to point out (again) what someone above has posted. X-Men3 comes out next week - the final stretch for publicity. Supes has another month to go - wait and ye shall receive. ---- Another thing I remembered from the trailer, is that during the "chase the plane" sequence, it&#39;s changed a bit, and Supes seems to take a tumble. ---- Now I know it&#39;s sad, and rather geeky to be posting about a trailer before it&#39;s even out - but thats what sites like this are for... -excited fans who wanna know what they&#39;re gonna get before they get it!! Rob-El out!

  • May 18, 2006, 1:53 p.m. CST

    maybe I should explain further....

    by ftmigs

    I am actually looking forward to the superman returns, and this is cool news. Most info regarding either movie should be news here IMO. I&#39;m just saying that there is a balance issue afoot in terms of this sites coverage of the two movies.

  • May 18, 2006, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I visit this site primarily for comic book movie news

    by Snookeroo

    So, I&#39;m eager to have any snippets that Harry may be privy to because I&#39;m a lifelong Superman fan. In other Supes news, I bought the remote-control flying Superman. If you&#39;re considering doing the same, I can tell you it is a blast, although the body is made out of styrofoam, and not plastic as the advertisments would have you believe. What&#39;s more, I won a Superman Returns X-box 360 game from the "Find Superman" contest sponsored by Quaker oats. Am I a complete studio shill, sucker, easy-mark, etc.? You bet. And I&#39;m having a blast -- because this is the Summer of Superman.

  • May 18, 2006, 3:16 p.m. CST

    What is up with all the x3 v Supes shit ...

    by Lost Skeleton

    TB&#39;s act like you cant enjoy them both (which I intend to) I mean, do you angry X3 cats work for Fox or got some money waged on the box office or something. Chill out, both flicks look good and I plan to be watching X3 on May 26th and Supes on June 30th. Calm the hell down.

  • May 18, 2006, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Superman Returns is a disappointment!

    by ninpobugei

    I am amazed that more people aren&#39;t throwing a fit about Superman Returns. I have seen NOTHING that is in any way encouraging regarding the film. And honestly, if Bryan Singer weren&#39;t attached to it, I think a lot of people posting on this forum would also be against it. First off, the costume is horrible. Yes, they pulled a severe switch with the X-Men and their costumes and I&#39;m still not exactly pleased with the whole black leather treatment, but Superman is far more iconic and ingrained in our culture AND movies were already done where they stuck exactly to the comic book costume. Now along comes Singer and his crew and they decide to go for the artsy-fartsy version of some 1930&#39;s costume...and in a word, it absolutely sucks! In fact, it bears a striking resemblance to the evil superman costume of Superman III (which was still a better costume than Singer&#39;s version). Next, the two leads - Kate Bosworth and Brandon Routh - look like the little brother and sister of Reeve and Kidder. Christopher and Margot had an adult presence about them that gave the roles credibility on the big screen. Bosworth and Routh, however, look like kids playing dress-up. I don&#39;t think this is going to go over well with the under-25 crowd, nor do I think the movie is going to make the big bucks at the theater that everyone on this board keeps predicting. The runaway hits of summer 2006 will be Over the Hedge, The Da Vinci Code and Pirates of the Caribbean 2, IMO. Lastly, I personally will not support Superman Returns by paying to see it at a night-time showing. Probably a matinee or I may see it at the IMAX since I like to support IMAX productions (though they cost the same as a night-time show). However, X3 I will see opening night. All the cast said they weren&#39;t reinventing the wheel and no matter what you say bad about Ratner, he had the sense to go balls-out with the action, continue the existing storyline, and allow the actors to do what they do best rather than try to impress his own artistic vision on the existing movie mythology. If only Singer had taken note on Superman Returns!

  • May 18, 2006, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Ratner&#39;s balls were sweating...

    by Doctor_Sin he just kept his head above water during X3. He delivers mediocrity based on his non-direction. X3 is like "Cool, I have existing characters, a built-in, just give me a comic book script - I don&#39;t care what - and let&#39;s film the fucker. I gotta get this done or Guido gets sent after my ass to collect."

  • May 18, 2006, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Big surprise, Routh is use to taking shots at his eyes

    by R.C. the "Wise"


  • May 18, 2006, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Because it hasn&#39;t been said in a title yet: WELLING

    by Shermdawg

    Nuff said.

  • May 18, 2006, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Thanks warrior-poet2

    by ninpobugei

    I&#39;m glad someone isn&#39;t a complete and utter Singer-sellout ;) I do, however, think that X3 is going to be good. The trailer was one of the greatest trailers I&#39;ve seen since the original Spiderman and Spiderman 2 trailers. It had the grand scope and feel of a major summer blockbuster and it looked like the X-Men we&#39;ve become familiar with only taken to the next level and it has Dark Phoenix, Beast and Angel, for christsake! What the hell more can you ask for? I think that too many people on this site like to go with whichever way the wind blows...AintItCool says Bryan Singer is a god, thus Superman Returns will be incredible despite all the evidence to the contrary...and Brett Ratner (for some reason) sucks, thus X3 will also suck - despite all the evidence to the contrary!

  • May 18, 2006, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Does Supes get a pearl necklass

    by RedScab

  • May 19, 2006, 1:26 a.m. CST

    New SR teevee spot

    by paralyser-pro

    Should interest the Smallville fans. Lots of angst. --

  • May 19, 2006, 1:49 a.m. CST

    That new TV spot caters to the TRL teen crowd

    by Orionsangels

    It&#39;s like that starship troopers trailer. lets add a song from a hip new group and it&#39;ll be like that spider-man video.

  • May 19, 2006, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Orionsangels I was thinking the same thing.

    by LeckoManiac

    It reminded me of that weird KONG TV spot where they played that Coldplay song.

  • May 19, 2006, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Not the bastion of accurate news but...

    by Orbots Commander has Roger Friedman with an article up about the conspicuous absence of Superman Returns at Cannes. He mentions every other big studio flick has been having a premiere and party, but a Superman premiere, promotional material and even the stars are nowwhere to be seen. It sounds like Warners may be scared it could have a turkey on its hands. Or it could just be some really clever understated marketing. Who knows, we&#39;ll see soon enough.

  • May 19, 2006, 9:27 a.m. CST

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    That was a much more realistic trailer. This film will still stink, suck, blow and bomb because Kate Bosworth is still like twelve and will be the worst thing about this film, but THAT trailer old Brandon Routh as Superman. In a better film with a better director, a better cast, a better story and a more traditional costume he could work, if they gave him a better haircut and he bulked up a bit more. The best things about this film will be Kevin Spacey and probably Brandon Routh trying to work with what he&#39;s been given. He&#39;s still a skinny kid but he&#39;ll make a great Superman when he becomes a MA. So IF they dump the director AND recast Lois THEN a Superman Returns sequel MIGHT work.

  • May 19, 2006, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Oh and I meant

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    that it looks realistic as in it shows the talking heads and gives viewers a better sense of this film as an extended Smallville reunion episode.

  • May 19, 2006, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by Shigeru


  • May 19, 2006, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Two people I&#39;d like to see direct a Superman sequel:

    by Orbots Commander

    Peter Jackson, which he won&#39;t do but it&#39;s nice to dream; and Alfonso Cuaron, based on what he showed he could do with Harry Potter. I&#39;ll add one third person, though I can&#39;t believe I&#39;m actually writing this: Michael Bay. A Superman movie, not exactly a great feat of intellectual story telling, would be in his wheelhouse, to use a William Goldman phrase. But he&#39;d need somebody like a Goldman to write the script for him.

  • May 19, 2006, 9:20 p.m. CST

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    I just couldn&#39;t resist.

  • May 20, 2006, 1:07 a.m. CST

    TV spot 3!

    by Orionsangels

  • May 20, 2006, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Homewrecker your a crazy person but that was funny

    by JUSTICE41

    That made me Laugh especially the Weiner dog.

  • May 20, 2006, 6:21 p.m. CST

    my cape is in the wash

    by walshiereloaded

  • May 20, 2006, 6:30 p.m. CST

    whether the film is any good or not...

    by Fearsme

    remains to be seen, but this could very well be the worst marketing for a tentpole film i&#39;ve ever seen. Whoever is doing the marketing for Warners should be fired. Wipe the slate clean, start from scratch. The Batman Begins marketing was terrible. You have a great film with an iconic character, and you can only get it to 350 million worldwide? Christ, Die Hard With A Vengeance made 350 million world wide over a decade ago. Superman Returns will do about the same as Batman Begins, and a lot of finger pointing will begin.

  • May 20, 2006, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Won&#39;t be seeing it

    by ninpobugei

    I was originally one of the most excited people that this film was being developed. Now, I am honestly not even going to go see it in the theater. I just won&#39;t support it. My wife has seen the trailer and now the TV spots and just thinks this is the most ridiculous WB teenie-bopper version of Superman imaginable. It just looks TERRIBLE! And they spent $200 million on this turkey?!?! I haven&#39;t been pulling for a movie to tank this badly in...I don&#39;t remember how long. Don&#39;t support this movie! If you must see it in the theater, get some damn backbone and ONLY see a matinee. Also, don&#39;t go with your friends so you can warn them away when you&#39;ve seen it and learn what we already know - it&#39;s crap!

  • May 21, 2006, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Why not just give it a fucking chance?

    by F69

    There&#39;s no way you can KNOW it&#39;s crap if you havn&#39;t actually seen it, how much is a ticket? $10? Take a chance on it, if it sucks it sucks but if it&#39;s good then you&#39;re only depriving yourself of viewing a great movie on the big screen.

  • May 21, 2006, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Because you shouldn&#39;t support OBVIOUS crap!

    by ninpobugei

    F69, why on earth would I ever pay a full-price night showing for a movie that everything I&#39;ve seen says will suck? The only thing remotely interesting about the film is it&#39;s Superman. EVERY clip, trailer, photo and TV spot has indicated that this film&#39;s vision is not something I would enjoy. It is obviously designed for teenagers watching Smallville, not the adults who grew up watching Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. Sorry, but I won&#39;t support such a film by paying money to see it in the theater. Yes, I&#39;ll probably rent it, but that&#39;s the most support I would offer.

  • May 21, 2006, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by ninpobugei

    You have to remember that there are only two ways for us nobodies (i.e. people unconnected with the film world) to make an impact on what is produced...speaking out about films in talkbacks such as this forum and by paying or NOT paying for a ticket. By not "taking a chance" and paying for a film you suspect will be crap, you give STRONG feedback to film makers...either the movie sucks, their marketing sucks, or both. By paying for a ticket, you&#39;re basically telling film makers "Thanks for the movie" and telling theater owners "show more of these movies". None of them have any way of knowing when you come out that you hated the damn thing. They just know you bought a ticket and they&#39;re laughing all the way to the bank...and they&#39;ll be sure to churn out more of the same garbage since you paid them for it in the first place.

  • May 22, 2006, 4:17 p.m. CST

    I can&#39;t believe, well..actually I CAN believe

    by Sepulchrave

    how obsessed with gays and gay sex this board has become. It&#39;s really creepy. Hollywood has been stuffed with gays since the year dot; everyone knows this. And, for all of your information; 40% of the adult hetersexual population of the US have had anal sex with a woman, combine that with the gays and bisexuals and you have HALF of all the men in America packin&#39; fudge. And the last time I checked, girls has the same stuff inside them as guys. So you can literally cram your disgust up your ass; it&#39;s normal.