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UPDATED AGAIN: IMAX 3D NEWS!!! SUPERMAN RETURNS - 5 different posters! Ottman's Score Reviewed with Samples Online!

Hey folks, Harry here... and the SUPERMAN RETURNS bits just continue to flow. Here's some details about SUPERMAN RETURNS - IMAX 3D!!! Glasses on, glasses off! I can't wait!

Hey harry, moriarty, how's it going? Read the site everday, blah blah blah... anyways, I've known details about the Imax 3d presentation of superman returns for a while and I haven't written in because... i thought this news was apparent. But, since i really havent seen much of it up on the site, I'd give you the run down on Superman Returns in Imax.

I happen to be an imax insider (read: projectionist) and although its been semi announced that 20 minutes of Superman Returns would be in 3D, for the longest time it was said that Episode III was going to be in imax so these things change and I only recently saw a Bryan Singer interview where he confirmed it. Originally I thought the plan was to have the last big fight/action scene be in 3D, something that i was told the Imax engineers in vancouver had perfected "9 times out of 10" which is... a great success rate if we're talking about oral hygiene.

Well, it turns out that the 3D bits will be spread out within the film, Singer said in the interview i mentioned earlier that the visual cue will coincide with Clark taking off his glasses and going into Superman mode. Sounds cool. Anyways, enough of me talking, here's the official little question/answer sheet that has been posted in my employee room for few days:


I. Key Messages and Q&A Reference Sheet for Box Office / Hosting Staff Get ready to experience the next step in the evolution of the world's most immersive movie-going experience - the introduction of live-action Hollywood film content in IMAX 3D in Superman Returns: An IMAX 3D Experience. This document will help you communicate infromation about the IMAX 3D version of Superman Returns to your customers so that their expectations are exceeded.

Fast Facts and Key Messages

-With Superman Returns: An IMAX 3D experience audiences will experience live-action Hollywood film content in IMAX 3D for the first time!

-Four special scenes have been selected by Bryan Singer the film's director to be shown in IMAX 3D

-Audience members will need to wear their 3D glasses for the four 3D scenes and for the movie preview trailers. (the glasses should be removed for the other portions of the movie.)

-There will be on-screen cues to direct the audience as to when they should put on and take off the glasses. The cues are:

-Green flashing glasses symbol - place glasses on

-Red flashing glasses symbol - take glasses off

Questions and Answers

Q: How much of Superman Returns: An IMAX 3D experience is shown in IMAX 3D?

A: 4 segments lasting approximately 20 minutes in total.

Q: How were the IMAX 3D scenes created?

A: These scenes were created from digitally enhanced 2D film images using patented IMAX technology. This process enables the conversion of almost any 2D film into IMAX 3D. The film's director, Bryan SInger, chose the scenes for you to see in 3D.

Q: Why were the glasses symbol chosen as the on-screen cue and not something else?

A: The Film's director selected this icon to allow for the least obtrusive cue possible and to maintain the integrity of the film.

Q: Why wasn't the whole film in 3D?

A: There wasn't enough time to convert the whole film given its production schedule. IMAX is working to improve the timing so it will be possible to fully convert entire films in the future.

Q: Which Hollywood films will be released in IMAX 3D next?

A: The next films to be released in IMAX theaters will all be full-length IMAX 3D animated features: The Ant Bully: An IMAX 3D Experience debuts on Aug 4th, Open Season: An IMAX 3D Experience debuts on Sept. 29th and Happy Feet: An IMAX 3D Experience debuts on Nov. 17th (or insert appropriate release dates for your theater.)


So that's it, the document is dated May 24th, 2006 if you're interested. And as far as i know, even though Ant Bully and Happy Feet were stated to be in Imax 3d for sometime, this is the first announcement i've seen about Open Season. So, my dreams of seeing Ashton Kutcher on the Imax screen will have to subside, but I'll still get to hear his glorious voice.

If you use any of this call me 'Projectionist X.'

Hey folks, Harry here... I love this deluge of various elements from the film... The posters, the commercials, the trailers and now... the first SCORE review with score samples over at Soundtrack.Net! Really beautiful music!

Hey folks, Harry here with the latest SUPERMAN RETURNS posters from around the globe. The good folks over at EMPIRE ONLINE have the world exclusive on the new International Poster for SUPERMAN RETURNS, click there to go check it out, but they had 4 other images of posters that I hadn't seen. Like this Lois and Supes romance poster... where is Summer spelt "Sommer"?

Or this IMAX poster...

then there's the Japanese poster...

but my fave has to be this badass Lex Luthor one-sheet.

For the record, I really like the new International poster that Empire has!

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  • May 31, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Lex has chicken legs.

    by R.H. Alexander

    Seriously. Look at those things

  • May 31, 2006, 1:29 p.m. CST

    'This lightsaber looked a lot bigger online"

    by Big Bad Clone

    Lex sort of looks like a zombie with a glow stick and a dress. As for the other ones, I feel like yelling "Focus!"

  • May 31, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Holy Sh*t IMDB says that

    by runfoodrun

    The actress who plays May Parker in Spidey 3 is also playing CARNAGE!!!

  • May 31, 2006, 1:31 p.m. CST

    "Where is Summer spelt "Sommer"?"

    by alfiemoon

    Er... Germany?

  • May 31, 2006, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Atta boy, Luthor!

    by durhay

    You're one serious raver.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by lycanthrope

    Look how he holds that Kryptonian crystal - why, I would have no trouble loaning him my DVD's or CD's...

  • May 31, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one...

    by Bob of the Shire

    that thinks Supes looks completely fake in the Empire trailer?

  • May 31, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Isn't that the Chinese poster?

    by Mahaloth


  • May 31, 2006, 1:36 p.m. CST

    obviously photoshopped

    by durhay

    real superheroes don't fly like that.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST


    by lycanthrope

    Is German, in U.S. schools, it's usually "sumer" or "sumarr" - usually with the "s" or "r" backwards...

  • May 31, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST

    "I'd say about this size a giddy giddy goo"

    by Big Bad Clone

  • May 31, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Where are Superman's legs in the Japanese poster?

    by Tony Mike Hall

    Yes, I know it's a perspective thing, right? The horizon line? They're just behind him and I can't see them? BULLSHIT. He looks like Pinky from DOOM.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Um... Supertwink?

    by masterchappy

    Sucky posters for a potentially sucky movie. Like Mr. Chaka says... that updated logo looks like it's made out of lipstick, some waxy substance or ketchup and mustard. Me, I says it looks like the blow out of Routh's ass after Singer got done with having his way with him when he cast him for the roll of Kent/Superman.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Plastic Plastic Plastic

    by dino_hardbody

    All okay. just okay. Nothing has that iconic feel to it. Just a whole lotta "SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!!!" and bad photoshop. lots and lots of bad photoshop. Why can't they just make a good 'ol Superman poster that doesn't look distorted as hell. Nothing that I would hang on my wall. Remember the International Batman Begins poster? The one with the shaft of light w/ B-man underneath? Now THAT was a kick-ass poster. Maybe its Routh and his baby fat that makes me wanna burn this new crop of crap. speaking of crap and baby fat, has anyone seen the new toys? Another shit-fest. Superman as a pudgy 12 year old. fucking clown shoes. But the movie does look much better than the toys, posters, lunch boxes and all other crap marketed towards 8 year old boys but critiqued by grown men. sigh.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Best poster is still...

    by MCVamp

    The "Ross-style" shot of him looking down on earth, arms spread, face obscured in shadow. It's the only one of the non-logo-only posters that absolutely, home-run-on-BALCO-steroid-clear-cream-out-of-the-park screams "SUPERMAN" to me.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Doesn't Harry have any tech savvy?

    by chrth

    He's been on the Internet how long and he doesn't know .de is a German domain?

  • May 31, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Christopher Reeve looked much more badass in his poster

    by I Dunno

    But what can you do. Lex looks quite...dainty holding that glowdo. So why does he want to turn the world into styrofoam rock formations anyway? He shouldn't have given up on sinking California.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST

    anyone else notice a lot of 'x's' in the background

    by r3sp3ctm3

    or it it me?

  • May 31, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST

    cool posters

    by Deak the Geek

    can't wait for the movie, comes out in july here in the u.k. have to wait 2 extra weeks!

  • May 31, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by dino_hardbody

    and lex looks like a transexual clown. with chicken legs.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST

    RE: Plastic Plastic Plastic

    by masterchappy

    Right the fuck on dino_hardbody. Whoever was the Photoshop artist ought to have their nuts put in a vice. Piss-poor shitty work. Pap! And less twink and more of an iconic feeling. Something to kick us in the nuts and make us want to drop $10 to see this flick.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:47 p.m. CST


    by gonzobob

    Man, I CANT WAIT TO SEE THIS MOVIE. They all have class, especially the LEX LUTHOR one. I have to agree wiyh Harry on the Cinese poster. It resembles the 1978 poster perfectly. Roll on July! (Yeah, I'm NOT from the U.S.)

  • May 31, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Is Lex about to go clammin'?

    by Reynard Muldrake

    ...or are his pantyhose falling down? Kidding, I'm beyond psyched for this...

  • May 31, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    i notice the X's

    by shalashaska

    good point

  • May 31, 2006, 1:51 p.m. CST

    While I don't endorse the rampant...

    by Childe Roland

    ...homophobia underlying a lot of the criticisms of these posters, I do have to agree they aren't doing much to make me want to see the film. As I said in another talkback, all of this just seems too familiar to be someone tried to faithfully recapture tonal and plot elements Donner's original and the sequel with a new cast and slightly better effects. The one exception would be the Spacey poster. It and the little bits of his performance I've seen make me genuinely want to see his full take on the character (because it might be different from Hackmann's), but not enough yet to make me want to deal with a crowd and drop full theater prices on it. It would be great if early reviews changed that impression, but the marketing for this movie just isn't doing its job for me.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:52 p.m. CST

    X3 stole Supes' thunder

    by Blanket-Man

    I just don't see SR coming close to X3's monster opening. And these posters ceratinly aren't changing my mind one iota. BATMAN may have owned FF last summer, but 2006 will belong to Marvel, IMO.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:53 p.m. CST

    And the LL poster? Lame...

    by Tony Mike Hall

    Nice boots. Nice overcoat to hide your fat rolls. Nice floating X-men iceberg. And nice way to have Spacey holding the crystal - if he clutched it any other way (knowing his proclivities), it'd make it look like he was brandishing a glow-in-the-dark ass dildo.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Visit Asheville

    by Cruel Shoes

  • May 31, 2006, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by Some Dude

    Are you a product of US schooling? I only ask because your second post was an interesting attempt at crafting a sentence.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST

    The problem with Superman is...

    by Spice-Orange

    that we've seen it a million times. we get it. he's strong. thats great. it wont be edgy or daring or anything amazing that we've never seen in a superman movie. it'll be new CGI, old story. laaaaaammmee. Go watch snakes on a plane instead. at least THAT is original.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST

    OK, I think it's become quite obvious...

    by Mr Nice Gaius

    ...that the purpose of AICN for the next month is to suck the cock of "Superman Returns". Heyzues, could there be more promotion for this movie here?

  • May 31, 2006, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Ahhhh, I'm covered in Harry's warm, milky spunk...

    by Dr_Zoidberg

    ... not another Superman post. I'm just not jazzed for this film, but I'll still see it.

  • May 31, 2006, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Ohh IMAX 3D?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Knew it was playing at IMAX didn't realize it would be 3d though, neat-o!

  • "Harry here with a report on the spread that was put out for the cast on the last day of shooting ... and it sounds awesome! I'd like to share a lobster roll with Lois Lane, if you know what I mean hee hee ... anyway, here's DarthChef with all the info"

  • May 31, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Spider-Man anyone?

    by Doom II

    EXACT same marketing as the Spider-Man 2 posters. Fucking played out. Maybe Superman will also contain over an hour of soap opera quality dialogue and twenty minutes of action. I put Spider-Man 2 in the dvd player yesterday and shut it off after 10 minutes. The movie has NO replay value. Ugh! And I LOOOOVE the character of Spider-Man. I wound up watching the 1967 Bakshi series instead. Seriously.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Bass Ackwards...IMAX 3D

    by Kung Fu Hustler

    I didn't realize it either, so I just went to the IMAX website. It says only 20 minutes will be in 3D. I'm wondering if there will be a graphic asking us to "PUT ON YOUR GLASSES NOW!" or how it will work. Seems stupid not to do the whole thing in 3D, or just show it on IMAX without the gimmick. I guess if it gets a positive response, though, we will get more live-action, feature length 3D movies. So far, the IMAX 3D slate is full of animated features.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:14 p.m. CST

    The ".de" extension on the URL is Germany.

    by pewterschmidt

    As in Deutschland.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:15 p.m. CST


    by raw_bean

    I saw the X's too, even in the shape of Luthor's coat. But Actually they look kind of shattered, broken, distorted. Very symbolic, I thought! :^D

  • May 31, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Oh no. Empire doesn't let you save the Int poster

    by Orionsangels

    Whatever shall we do? Haha! --- --- These websites make me laugh.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Ss, not Xs methinks

    by AmirReza

    Bryan Singer wanted tiny 'S's embroidered into the costume, so that Big S and the rest of the costume is made of tiny details. Stickler for detail.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Wow. More underwhelming Superman stuff...

    by slone13

    I've yet to see ANYTHING that really makes me want to see this film. Superman will always be my father's super-hero.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Have to say I'm not really impressed

    by quadrupletree

    First thing from SR that hasn't really impressed me (Well I guess the teaser poster too). I really like the third one of him flying but the others... Meh.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Is that the Hulk's penis?

    by cromulent

    No one he's so mad all the time!

  • May 31, 2006, 2:26 p.m. CST

    one = wonder

    by cromulent

    wow there's no excuse...

  • May 31, 2006, 2:26 p.m. CST

    the .de domain might give you a hint about "Sommer"

    by Rupee88

  • May 31, 2006, 2:28 p.m. CST

    The Lois poster is to get the chicks and Aquaf&gs to go

    by Rupee88

    gotta market to every group.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:28 p.m. CST

    leave the tilted shots for the 60s Batman tv show

    by durhay

  • May 31, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by Mockingbird Girl

    "Look how he holds that Kryptonian crystal - why, I would have no trouble loaning him my DVD's or CD's..." -- that is the funniest damn thing I have read all day. :-)

  • May 31, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST

    They're fine

    by I Dunno

    Damn you guys are harsh. Except the one that's just the "S". The rest are fine. They're fucking posters.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:31 p.m. CST

    The exclusive one looks horrible

    by chrth

    He looks like one of the plastic figures from the Tractor Supply Company commercials. Others, not so bad. And yes, I do appreciate that Lex wouldn't scratch my copy of X3.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Too Soon!

    by solartaco3

  • May 31, 2006, 2:33 p.m. CST

    I saw Matrix Revolutions in IMAX

    by Rupee88

    And it really didn't work. Yeah, the movie sucked but beyond that, everything looked too big..the film wasn't specifically made for Imax. Closeups on actors look kinda sickening on the IMAX can see every pore and blemish. I felt like Gulliver in Brobindingang (or however you spell it)....and the 3-D part is probably cool, but I agree they should have done the whole movie in it. Imax 3-D can be amazing, but I suspect it works best in CG features specially designed for it.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:33 p.m. CST

    ummmm... what bad Photoshop work?

    by ejcarter9

    I don't see any bad Photoshop work. Please enlighten me... and I'm not being sarcastic, either. I genuinely want to know what elements of any of these posters signify bad Photoshop work to anybody here who holds that opinion. Educate me.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by moviemaniac-7

    Germany, Switzerland (parts), Austria & eastern Belgium (a bit). Nice posters though.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:40 p.m. CST

    These posters...

    by zacdilone not inspire confidence.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Where is it 'sommer' right now?

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Well, some might say that the BIG .DE DOMAIN in the link at the bottom of the poster could be a teensy weensy clue. By the way, I see these are the same posters whose tiny versions were shown a few weeks ago, causing, just as I was expecting, a flurry of shmondaks immediately analyzing them and pointing out the many reasons for which they were so obviously fake and ineptly "Photoshopped" ("You can plainly see the softening traces and the lighting is wrong on the left because of the shadow underneath the chin"). I'm guessing it will happen once again now, with these bigger scans... ("The traces of the cloning tool used on the crystals are obvious")

  • May 31, 2006, 2:45 p.m. CST

    I really wish TBers would read the talkback first

    by chrth

    So far four people have pointed out the .de. Do we really need that much input on the same subject? This message brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:46 p.m. CST Lex wearing kinky boots?

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Oh, no.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Singer says in this months Wired Mag...

    by Toby Wan

    Whenever Clark Kent takes off his glasses, the audience puts theirs on. All that Supes action is in 3D. When he puts on the Nerd spectacles, the audience takes theirs off.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:54 p.m. CST

    chrth = bitter

    by Tony Mike Hall

    It's that time of the month for you, huh. We TBers are homophobic, redundant asswipes. Maybe you should quit the post police routine. Seriously, lighten up - this is AICN, not Reader's Digest Condensed Blog.

  • May 31, 2006, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Toby Wan

    by Kung Fu Hustler

    Are you serious? 20 minutes is all the Superman action we're getting!? That's an interesting gimmick though, but I wish there was more.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST

    wheres the poster of

    by batzilla

    the close up of supes crotch? The one where he's sporting a super stiffy and you can make out the head of his penis.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:03 p.m. CST

    I'm Not Sure


    If i'm looking forward to this movie.. Don't get me wrong, I'll be there opening day but i'm going just because it's superman... Everything i've seen so far has me feeling empty... Cheers to summer 2007 and 2008

  • May 31, 2006, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Someone Needs To Get Fired. ASAP!

    by MyWord

    Big Superman fan. Looking forward to this movie but I do have my reservations. Like many of you I wish they had gone for something more epic. This looks like a safe option. Hopefully the sequels will be bigger and better. The marketing department at WB should be fired. These posters are horrible. I like the Lois & Superman poster but why is the background an obvious drawing/CGI image?The Lex poster is cool and is it just me or are they (the production) making it look like this should be titled "Lex Returns"?I won't be surprised if Kevin Spacey walks away with the most credit. I don't fault Bryan Singer or his team it the damn people in marketing that don't have a clue how to sell this movie. - RANT OVER

  • May 31, 2006, 3:05 p.m. CST

    chrth,..."Sommer" is ".de "is Germany

    by Rupee88

    Even those of us with no life do not have the time or inclination to read an entire Talkback to make sure we are not posting duplicate information. deal with it.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Translated third poster: Return of Flying Torso US Man

    by Big Bad Clone

  • May 31, 2006, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Look, I'm as laidback as the next person

    by chrth

    I can accept twice or three times ... but four? That's just LAZY. The worst part is the attitude, as if they're the only one smart enough to point that out. Get over yourselves.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST


    by Kung Fu Hustler

    Do we really need multiple posts from you about the same thing, namely pointing out that others have made multiple posts on the same topic?

  • Thanks for the translation, Clone, I was wondering about that.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:15 p.m. CST

    It's not Japanese you dolt it's Korean South Korean.

    by JUSTICE41

  • May 31, 2006, 3:15 p.m. CST


    by Kung Fu Hustler

    Translated third poster: Return of Flying Torso US Man. Hope that helps!

  • May 31, 2006, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by abcdefz7

    Firesign Theatre...? Or did you pick that up somewhere else? *thumb up*

  • May 31, 2006, 3:23 p.m. CST

    More Spider-Man 3 casting

    by Acappellaman

    Interesting catch, runfoodrun. Now THAT'S a friggin twist! I also see that Dylan Baker is playing Curt Connors Ph.D./The Lizard. I wonder if they're moving that plotline farther forward in SM3.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:24 p.m. CST

    .de is.....

    by thebearovingian

    .de is a web domain for those afflicted with dyslexia. you probably think I'm being a major A-hole right now but I'm working on helping dyslexics by intentionally misspelling words in a particular formula so they actually interpret them correctly. Okay. No I'm not. I'm callin' BS on myself. But I wonder if that would work. And .de = Deutschland = Germany.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:24 p.m. CST

    this film gets worse and worse by the day

    by slappy jones

    my only hope now is that my expectations are now so low that when i finally see it isn't as bad as I thought it would be because everything so far has looked terrible. come these posters seriously excite you?the more i see of routh the more i feel he is going to be awful. that lovey dovel one is fucking terrible...lex luthor looks ridiculous.....the whole film is going to stink to high heaven. fuck it. it is official. I am skipping it.there are other films I would rather more posts about it either. the film is going to be balls. big hairy sweaty balls.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Surprise, surprise- none of these feature Routh talking

    by Dannychico

  • May 31, 2006, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Can anyone explain technically about the exclusive ...

    by chrth

    As mentioned above, I thought it looked like a plastic figure, I was just curious what would cause that result? Is that definitely a photoshop effect, a CGI picture, etc.? ... @abcdefz7: Nah, nothing like that, chrth is just a condensation of my name.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:27 p.m. CST

    lol @ DannyChico ... nice

    by chrth

  • May 31, 2006, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Lycanthrope - you ass!

    by Fish Tank

    You actually made me spit water on my keyboard and screen!!! ;-)

  • May 31, 2006, 3:34 p.m. CST

    as I looked in my mirror today...

    by thebearovingian

    I noticed some really shoddy CGI work in the background. And for some reason I couldn't see my legs. And the lighting was terrible and unnatural. Clearly some bogus PhotoShop hackery. FAKE!!

  • May 31, 2006, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Looks like another boring summer event movie..

    by acroyear77

  • May 31, 2006, 3:40 p.m. CST

    While the movie looks awesome...

    by Doctor_Sin

    The advertising looks CRAP. What is it with this whole 'stretchy' view of Routh they keep plastering everywhere? He looks like a goddamn Mr. Fantastic or a goddman Plastic Man and not a goddamn Superman. Where's the hands-on-the-hips/protector of the planet hero Reeve (and Alyn and Reeves) gave us?

  • May 31, 2006, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by abcdefz7

    Actually, I was referring to "Department of Redundancy Department." That was a Firesign Theatre line circa 1968. Maybe it's old as the hills, but that was the first place ever heard it.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:40 p.m. CST

    About the posters -- "Sommer" better than others

    by Snookeroo


  • May 31, 2006, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Now that Star Wars is over summers kind of suck...

    by andrew coleman

    What is going to happen now is the summers of Spider-man and Batman movies will be cool and the one's in between will suck. I was one of the only people who loved last summer movies, BB, Ep3 even WOTW. This summer has been horrible X3(One of the worst movies I've ever seen) and I have to wait a month for this movie, which honestly I don't think will be great. So what is left? Pirates 2. That's not a big movie at least for me. So this summer gets a thumbs down. The fact that Miami Vice and Snakes on a Plane interest me more than the big picture events is hilarious.

  • May 31, 2006, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Love all the promo stuff, except...

    by Snookeroo

    I miss the traditional block "Superman" title like they use on the comics. It's as iconic as the "S" shield itself and it's worked for nigh 70 years, for Pete's sake -- can't they slap it on this stuff, too??

  • May 31, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST


    by angel_svn

    In the 70s movie, they were unashamed about using the New York skyline as Metropolis ... does anyone know if they are doing that here?

  • May 31, 2006, 3:57 p.m. CST

    abcdefz7: gotcha

    by chrth

    Yeah, I don't know where I picked it up from, just part of the random bits of flotsam and jetsam that swirl in me head.

  • May 31, 2006, 4 p.m. CST

    abcdefz7: gotcha

    by chrth

    Yeah, I don't know where I picked it up from, just part of the random bits of flotsam and jetsam that swirl in me 'ead.

  • May 31, 2006, 4:04 p.m. CST

    sommer is how you spell it in

    by Samuel Steamer

  • May 31, 2006, 4:05 p.m. CST


    by Samuel Steamer

    Sorry bout the bad post

  • May 31, 2006, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Where Are the Giant Robots?


    Everybody knows that without Giant Robots this movie is going to blow hard.

  • May 31, 2006, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Sommer is German

    by iamghetto

    .de is form Deutschland (Germany in German)

  • May 31, 2006, 4:38 p.m. CST

    The Luthor one is pretty cool

    by spider-ham

    The others are sucky

  • May 31, 2006, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I think "sommer" is German.

    by CatVutt

    Don't mind me. I'm just bucking for a position in chrth's DORD Department. Specifically, in the Auto-Response to Auto-Response research department. I'm looking forward to developing a system by which consumers can forward an Auto-Response to anyone who sends them an Auto-Response, anytime an Auto-Response gets sent, so that an Auto-Response is generated every time the initial Auto-Responder responds to the recieved Auto-Response with an Auto-Response. Hopefully this won't rend the fabric of the universe into a puddle of Cheezy Goo, but you never know.

  • May 31, 2006, 4:43 p.m. CST

    love the trailers, hate the artwork..

    by Cyberfury

    The only poster I like is the hoovering one (not depicted here) There is no consistancy, nothing daring, it's all over the place. Catering to everyone will work against this movie in a mayor way..

  • May 31, 2006, 4:50 p.m. CST

    CatVutt, you joke, but that used to happen

    by chrth

    At least in Groupwise 3 (or was it 4?) ... if someone with out of office turned on sent an email to someone else with out of office turned on, both mailboxes filled up with out of office responses. Good times.

  • May 31, 2006, 4:51 p.m. CST

    In the interests of "fair reporting"...

    by RobinP

    ...shouldn't these have some knee slapping, rib tickling captions added to them by Harry's photoshop buddies like the X-3 teaser posters did just before Valentine's day ?

  • May 31, 2006, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Well, then.

    by CatVutt

    Showing a willingness to spend an inordinate amount of time and research creating something that already exists should demonstrate my incredible aptitude for the position. Obviously, I'll be more than happy to occupy a position that's concurrently occupied by someone else, and I'll expect my weekly salary to be in the form of a live check and a direct deposit. Good night, and good night.

  • May 31, 2006, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I will see this for only one reason...

    by skycrapper

    The Spidey 3 trailer...That's right I read it on Some scooper got it strait from Raimi's mouth in New York. And Venom has the White Spider... Superman is boring...and so are those posters ... bleh...

  • May 31, 2006, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Re: JUSTICE41

    by Handiana Jolo

    While you may be right about the purported Japanese poster not actually being from Japan, I can tell you with certainty that the poster is *not* "Korean South Korean." (By the way, we share an alphabet with the Commies, so the South Korean part is kind of redundant.)

  • May 31, 2006, 5:22 p.m. CST

    The soundtrack review

    by Zeke25:17

    Very well-written; and it sounds like Ottman has not only done Williams' theme proud, but created some terrific themes of his own in the process. The end of June should be great fun for us superhero fans...

  • May 31, 2006, 5:35 p.m. CST

    I found that Poster a week or o ago and it was listed

    by JUSTICE41

    As Being South Korean. The Characters didn't look Japanese to me But did look Korean. So what are they?

  • May 31, 2006, 5:35 p.m. CST

    I wish it was Williams

    by performingmonkey

    Yes, his themes are used (but apart from the 'love' theme the other themes aren't used much) but I wish it was him scoring this.

  • May 31, 2006, 5:39 p.m. CST

    I am glad Williams is not scoring this...

    by Batutta

    In his day he was awesome, but his glory days are over. What I heard on made my nipples hard.

  • May 31, 2006, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by Marduk

    Once again Hollywood grunts, rolls on to its side and makes a nice BM for that nice First Weekend nurse that it vauguely recognizes from last summer. You will believe a man can fly - right smack into WhoTheFuckCares.

  • May 31, 2006, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Mystery Poster

    by Handiana Jolo

    Well, IMDB doesn't actually list any Asian countries in which this flick is releasing on 6/30. But the ones falling that are releasing the movie in that timeframe are the Phillipines, Singapore and Thailand. I have no idea which it is; to my eyes, the script on the poster does look Japanese, but what do I know.

  • May 31, 2006, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Superskinnyman Returns in 3D

    by Ricky Retardo

    I can't wait to see Superskinnyman in 3D. Maybe it will fatten him up a bit. The part where Luthwhore pokes Superskinnyman where it hurts should be thrilling in 3D! I hope he at least let Supes use some Vasaline. Fly, Superskinnyman! Fly away like a fairy!

  • May 31, 2006, 7:03 p.m. CST wont work for me

    by satansteve

    anybody got an alternative site? im desperate to hear this? anyone? please?!

  • May 31, 2006, 8:46 p.m. CST

    soundtrack sounds great but

    by quadrupletree

    why is sooo SLOW!!!

  • May 31, 2006, 8:59 p.m. CST


    by Harry Weinstein

    Just as .de in the domain name represents Germany, in the "Japanese" poster, I'm going to go out on a limb here and speculate that the .tw in the domain name represents TAIWAN. So therefore, that is a Taiwanese poster, not Japanese, and the article should be corrected, because that's a rather embarassing mistake considering the correct information is right there, in the picture. And if you look really closely at Superman's right hand, and enhance it with the sharpness filter in Photoshop, and double-tweak the flapulator making sure you have the proper levels of blinker fluid, you can see a giant spider.

  • May 31, 2006, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Sommer is Norwegian, you DOLTS!!

    by TinDrummer

    But may also be German, HE HE

  • May 31, 2006, 9:29 p.m. CST


    by Mad-Maximus

    Have you seen the movie yet? So why will it suck? Please give me your movie review on Superman Returns. So how can you judge something you haven't even saw yet? Please explain with some kind of logic.

  • May 31, 2006, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Yup, It's Chinese, not Japanese or Korean

    by Ktak

    If it were Japanese, it would have been in katakana, the character set used specifically to represent western words. Besides, Superman Returns doesn't come out in Japan until August 19.

  • May 31, 2006, 9:39 p.m. CST

    "An IMAX 3D Experience"

    by Rupee88

    I love the way the suits want their employees to talk.

  • May 31, 2006, 11:32 p.m. CST


    by Jimmie Dimmick

    Will this give us a fair assessment of what to expect come next year if all's true and Phantom Menace gets the deluxe 3D treatment?

  • June 1, 2006, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Four 2O minute SUPERMAN action scenes?! I gotta pee!!!

    by JDanielP

    Dang it. I just wet myself.

  • June 1, 2006, 1:21 a.m. CST

    The IMAX version will differ from the regular one

    by Rupee88

    It takes months to do the 3D effects, yet you know they are tinkering with the CG for SR until the last minute. So I bet the Imax version will differ in some minor ways. It will probably never be on DVD in that form (even minus the 3D)

  • June 1, 2006, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Whoa Whoa Whoa...WHY IS GODZILLA IN THE 3RD POSTER?!?!?

    by Darth Bauer

    Look in the bottom left corner! Godzilla is coming out of the water!!! WTF?!

  • June 1, 2006, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Why the Int'l poster SHOULD be like...

    by Darth Bauer

    With a title like "Superman Returns", this is not what a poster should look like. It looks like he is flying away from the Earth. This poster should be the opposite. It should have the Earth just like it is, but have Supes flying toward it. We should see the back of his head(no gay jokes please), the extended arm, and the most important part, the S on the cape. Every poster that he is in looks horrible to me. Like a grandmother who has 50 pictures of her 9 year-old grandson around. That's what all of the posters with Routh look like.

  • June 1, 2006, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Soundtrack sounds super!

    by Mister McClane

    Wow, listening to those Ottman clips almost made me cry! They've kept the Fanfare, the Love Theme, the Krypton Theme, the Kent Family Theme, and it all sounds amazing. Would ANY OTHER DIRECTOR been as egoless as Singer to have kept these themes? I think not. Singer LOVES the Superman movies, and he's not going to fuck with them by throwing away all the amazing work they did. I'm pretty sure John Williams will be honoured by this. Everything about 'Superman' so far has been perfect, every trailer, every poster, every comment from the crew, I think there is NO WAY this movie is going to fail. It will be HUGE.

  • June 1, 2006, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Lurthor looks like he's in a new Xmen film

    by BendersShinyAss

    And by the first pic I see Lois is a slut cheatin on her man. If I was him I'd shoot superman right in the eye!

  • June 1, 2006, 10:59 a.m. CST

    get a life people

    by SlightlyNerdy

    Transformers was a crappy cartoon created to sell toys to children. The live action movie is going beat the shit of the cartoon. And stop whining about 'Micheal Bay is destroying a piece of my childhood' shit. Seriously you people need a girlfriend..or at least get out of the computer room.

  • June 1, 2006, 12:05 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • June 1, 2006, 1:37 p.m. CST

    4D "Whenever he goes into superman mode" ??

    by lettersoftransit

    Does that mean this 2 and a half hour movie is going to have only 20 minutes worth of superman time? Could be a little too much exposition, especially considering we're not even dealig with the usual first in series origin backstory

  • June 1, 2006, 2 p.m. CST

    I'll Wait

    by Mad-Maximus

    I'm not going to pass judgement until I see the movie. I'm a fan of Singers (no gay jokes please) and I am confindent in SR. Just dont want to overhype myself like i did with Batman Begins. Thought it was good after seeing it in the theatres but not as good as I thought it would have been. It wasn't till the DVD that made me really thought it was one of the greatest comicbook adaptations I have ever seen. BTW, I'm saying this in a good way but BB looks better in DVD and really great in HD. If any of you have HBO HD, try to watch it. It's just soo much better in that format vs the theatre. Cant wait till it comes out in HD-DVD.

  • June 1, 2006, 6 p.m. CST

    Unoriginal Plot

    by glodene

    This will be lucky to do half of what X3 is going to do over its' opening weekend (122 million)And you know why? Because Warners' does'nt have a clue. The money they spent on a tired ass Lex Luthor wanna destroy the planet/put Lois Lane in peril/Superman saves the day bullshit has been done ad infinitum. Say what you will about X3, but at leasst the producers were willing to BRING THE PAIN! If they truly wanted to re-boot this old fogey, they gotta be willing to BRING THE PAIN! - And y'all know what i'm talkin' about. They reportedly spent over $200 million dollars on Superman taking on a megalomaniac/saving a crahing plane/taking on a high tech gattling gun, etc, etc, etc. FUCK THAT SHIT! BRING THE PAIN! BRING ON DOOMSDAY! If I'm gon' spend $14 at the Arclight, I wanna see that old white bitch earn the mantle SUPERMAN! Hell I can stay home and throw in the Christopher Reeves v. Gene Hackman cheese-Fest

  • June 1, 2006, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I like the off kilter S symbol...

    by Chief Redcock

    ...very hip variation of an old image, sort of like Burton's bat shield.

  • June 2, 2006, 6:12 a.m. CST


    by gonzobob

    Mr McClane, kudos to you sir! I agree. This movie is gonna BREAK THE BOX OFFICE,and leave all the other block busters, pissing themselves in its wake! Do you hear me, MR BRUKHEIMER!?