Below is the list of all Superman movies ordered by release date. Before the failure of Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Cannon Films considered producing a fifth film with Albert Pyun as director. When Zod learns that Clark escaped, he traces Lois, who he senses that Clark loves, back to Metropolis and pursues her. There are four movies in the Original film series (1978–1987) starring Christopher Reeve. Now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all." Clark realizes where Zod is headed and flies there to stop him. One day, Johnathan brings Clark into the barn, where he reveals the space craft to him and explains that Clark is an alien from an unknown world. https://superman.fandom.com/wiki/Superman_Lives?oldid=31386, The story opens in flashback with Krypton on the verge of explosion. On his twenty-first birthday, the Kents go for a road trip to the bustling city of Metropolis, where Clark is amazed by what city life is like, and the family also encounter a man named Perry White, who is trying desperately to get his newspaper, the Daily Planet, up and running again by selling it from a street corner. Clark and Zod then do battle throughout the ship, while Jor-El tries one last time to convince Jax-Ur to switch sides. He then meets Jor-El again, who tells Clark about a portal into the Phantom Zone which could be the key to defeating Zod. The following morning, during breakfast, the house is visited by a man wearing Kryptonian armour, who takes Clark up to his spaceship. It was released on March 12, 1997 and introduced Superman's (in)famous "electric blue" costume. Script Review by Chad Farr. As he drifts through space, Clark passes by the sun, and is given a power boost by it's rays. Michelle Monaghan was also considered, but dropped out when she learned that a Wonder Woman film was also going to be made and she was more interested in the lead role in that film. Clark takes her to the barn, where he shows her the spacecraft. In the aftermath, Clark is now a global hero, but his true identity remains unknown to the public. Smith threw out the idea of getting Tim Burton to direct. 1986 – Modern Age Comics; 1987 – ‘Superman IV: The Quest for Peace’ Movie; 1988 – Ruby Spears ‘Superman’ Cartoons; 1988 – ‘Superboy’ TV Series Superman is reborn, as acclaimed creators Peter J. Tomasi (SUPER SONS), Dan Jurgens (THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN), Patrick Gleason (BATMAN AND ROBIN) and Doug Mahnke (SUPERMAN… The main villain was the alien supercomputer, Brainiac, and he had a plot to kill Superman by simultaneously blocking out the sun and unleashing Doomsday on Metropolis. Cotrona. In some fan circles, people were unaware that it was a joke and serious backlash ensued. ... Every DC Comics Movie, Ranked The confirmed details of Smith's script can be seen in detail at the. Lois writes a different article about the mysterious alien hero and dubs him Superman. The script features an insecure, Still using the "Death" story as its basis, writer Gregory Poirier makes Superman's comic book nemesis, Brainiac, the primary villain. Other actresses considered Anne Hathaway, Stana Katic, Emmy Rossum and Liv Tyler. As Jor-El and, The story then moves to modern day Metropolis where we see the now-adult Superman stop a bank robbery. Cotrona said that he would have liked to have the chance to finally play the role, but was too busy with other commitments to take on the role. Clark is scared and confused, and Johnathan convinces him not to use his powers in public so as to keep his identity a secret. It is a reboot of the Superman film series and stars Armie Hammer in the lead role alongside Cobie Smulders as Lois Lane and Bendict Cumberbatch as the villain General Zod, with Jon Hamm, Harrison Ford and Meryl Streep appearing in supporting roles. Jor-El fights Zod off however and imprisons him and his followers in the Phantom Zone, an inter dimensional prison. It was told in the Superman (Rebirth) and Action Comics books, with Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason and Dan Jurgens as the writers. Superman Reborn is a 2012 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Superman. Clark tells Martha that he has to go and opens his shirt to reveal the famous S logo. Matthew Vaughn was chosen to be the director based on his work on films such as Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class. "The Demon Reborn" is the first episode of the fourth season of Superman: The Animated Series, and the 52nd of the overall series. Clark is visited by his parents, who frees him and tells him that he must stop Zod. Superman and Doomsday battle to the death, after which time (and a public funeral) the Man of Steel's body is transported to the Fortress of Solitude. It is also the first film in the DC Movie Universe. Jor-El then returns to his wife's side and convinces her to place Kal in the escape pod and launch him into space to save him. Superman Reborn is a 2012 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Superman. Jor-El: You've turned on your own people in an act of madness, a mad grab for power. At night, when everyone else is asleep, Clark sneaks out and infiltrates the ship. Zod: I'm only doing what I should have done years ago. It was the first major Superman story arc in the DC Rebirth event. Superman: Reborn Aftermath. It used a logo concept by. 1978 – ‘Superman: The Movie’ 1980 – ‘Superman II’ Movie; 1983 – ‘Superman III’ Movie; 1984 – ‘Supergirl’ Movie; 1986-1999. Even though he knows that he can easily escape, he wishes to avoid further confrontation and willingly goes with them. Superman Wiki is a FANDOM Comics Community. The idea removing the red briefs from the costume would carry over to many other Superman projects. Superman Lives (previously titled Superman Reborn) is the title for a canceled Superman movie intended for production during the 1990s. Originally, Jennifer Connelly was considered for Lois Lane, but was deemed "too old" by the studio. His casting was announced alongside the Benedict Cumberbatch as Zod. He also meets Jimmy Olsen, a teenage photographer who is usually at Lois' side. Clark returns to the scout ship found in the Arctic, where Jor-El and Lara transforms it into the Fortress of Solitude, where Clark can train and hone his skills, while storing their consciousness as computer programs for the fortress. Clark kindly buys a paper to help him out. They begin by merging into a single cyborg entity known as "Lexiac". Lois begins to investigate Clark's history and travels to all the places he had been before coming to Metropolis, learning about things such as the oil rig incident, and eventually traces him back to Smallville. Clark returns to Earth and changes into the Kryptonian suit. Lara, the wife of scientist Jor-El, gives birth to a son; Kal-El. Connelly was chosen to play Lara Vor-An, Superman's birth mother. the design landed the design team an academy award nomination for best production design and visual effects. the most crucial detail was the design of superman's suit, it was decided early on that it would be bright but yet it would also be practical in fights, it was debated wheather or not to keep the red "underwear" untill it was desided that it would be included but in a unique design giving it a plausible look. However, his plea is interrupted by rogue military commander General Zod and his army, who are attempting to depose the council in a coup d'etat. Dan Jurgens, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason present the first monumental Superman crossover event following DC Rebirth that re-introduces Mr. Mxyzptlk! Available from April 12th. was released. The pair are tasked with travelling to the Arctic, where the US Army have uncovered a mysterious alien spaceship. Cannon's bankruptcy resulted in the film rights reverting to Ilya and Alexander Salkind. Peters would go on to produce the also cancelled Superman: Flyby. Cage wearing a costume sculpted by Jose Fernandez. Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel comes back to Earth in the epic action-adventure Superman Returns, a soaring new chapter in the saga of one of the world's most beloved superheroes. Over the next few years, Clark continues to struggle with his identity and what to do with his abilities. She was successful in landing the role and played the part in 2014's Wonder Woman. However, it was ultimately Canadian actress Cobie Smulders who was cast. Biehn was subsequently revealed to be playing Jax-Ur. Superman, with the flirtatious assistance of Lois, defeats Lexiac (destroying the "Brainiac" element) with exactly one second left on the nuclear clock. As we've mentioned already, there were a few different versions of the costumes that would be seen throughout the film,… The film ends with Clark calling Martha from a payphone, where suddenly control of a construction crane is lost by it's operator. Superman Reborn is the first crossover between Superman and Action Comics and delves into the mystery of this other Clark Kent as well as what … Scrapped movies like Superman Reborn, Superman Lives, and Superman: The Man of Steel all planned on using him. DC's Rebirth has done amazing things for the Superman line of comics -- the stories are fresh, thanks to the deep exploration of the Kent family dynamic, and the mysteries and intrigue surrounding previous and alternate incarnations have provided for some incredibly engaging storytelling. He also spends a great amount of timing attempting (unsuccessfully) to woo a grieving Lois Lane. It probably would have featured the same elements as the 'Superman V' Cary Bates script, including a parallel universe, the shrunken Kryptonian city of Kandor, and Superman's battle against Brainiac! I believe this was intended to be the … to which it won the award for visual effects, similarly to the original 1978 film. The following morning, Lois finds that Clark is missing, and becomes worried. Zod also tells Clark that he is planning to colonize Earth and terraform it into a new Krypton. With only hours left, Jor-El decides to ignore Brainiac's advice and tries to warn the Kryptonian High Council. Ironically this would cause Smith to be booted from the project after Burton was actually hired, as Burton strongly disliked his script. According to Vaughn, Smulders simply gave the best performance during her audition. Kevin Smith has always been happy to discuss his time on the scrapped Superman Lives film. The rig finally explodes and Clark falls into the ocean, being presumed dead by his workmates. Nicolas Cage was officially announced to play Superman. Being the opposite of Superman does not make Bizarro any less powerful. Jor-El: My son is twice the man you are. Jax-Ur: Your son may be a man, but soon we shall be gods. Soon enough, they realised their mistake and settled back down. Several details of the script are unknown, but what has been confirmed is that it was loosely based on "The Death of Superman" story. Smith’s Superman Lives is in many respects the movie that Warner Bros. had already been trying to make for over five years. They collected the pieces of what remained of their planet, which they found to be radioactive and weakened them. Battle for the Universe (The Ultimate Crossover), https://fanon.fandom.com/wiki/Superman_Reborn?oldid=294168. The story would feature Brainiac, Lex Luthor and Doomsday as villains. That evening, he meets Lois Lane at the. 2 Bizarro. Clark states that he will only talk to Lois, so she too is brought in, and Clark explains to her what is happening with Zod. Though, this has not been confirmed. However, Zod gains the upper hand and throws Clark out of the ship. Superman #20 Written by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason. During their battle, Zod exposes Clark and himself to Kryptonite, severely weakening them both. Clark then invites her to dinner with him and Martha. He eventually decides to take up a nomadic lifestyle and travels, hoping to find a meaning to his life. Clark replies that mankind are his people and blasts Zod with his heat vision, causing Zod to fly into the Phantom Zone. On Earth, farmer Johnathan Kent and his wife Martha are driving home from the hospital, where they have been told that Martha cannot conceive children. You can't stop me from doing what I must, but you can save yourself. On May 1st of 2015, a crowd funded, feature length documentary titled The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? For years after this Kevin Smith would delight audiences by telling humorous anecdotes lampooning many involved with this failed project.. Vaughn and his frequent collaborator Jane Goldman wrote the script together, and stated that they were delighted to have been tasked with reinventing Superman in a modern age while paying tribute to the various versions of the character. Clark goes on to grow up in a small Kansas town named Smallville. Now, he says he'd like to see a Superman Lives animated movie. this design would go on to influence the rest of the dc movie universe. [Shoots and kills Ro-Zar] The rest of you will be tried for your crimes and punished accordingly. The film was to be directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters. Hoping to capitalize on this, Warner Bros. decided on a new Superman movie and hired Batman producer Jon Peters to work on the new project. Here's the first official look of my upcoming "Spider-Man: Reborn" animation film!Click here to become a MEMBER and help us get better! Black costume concept by Sylvain Despretz, Brainiac's giant battle suit by Rolf Mohr, A fan made facsimile of a "teaser poster" that was on display at Toyfare '97. Brainiac makes his way to Metropolis and unleashes his genetic creation, Doomsday (who, in this draft has, After Superman's funeral, Brainiac attempts to steal his body, recognizing it as valuable genetic material. In 2009, images of Cage wearing Superman costumes for screen tests began to surface. In DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the enigmatic Mr. Oz told this Superman, “You and your family are not what you believe you are. Brainiac tells Jor-El that he is better off fleeing Krypton with Lara and Kal in a ship that Brainiac has prepared. Jonathan Lemkin’s Superman Reborn. The universe would begin with the Superman film, and the second film announced to be a part of the universe was a Batman reboot. The Superman film, later confirmed to be titled Superman Reborn, would be the first in this series of films. DC Rebirth Mini-Checkup: Superman- Reborn Aftermath & Flash #21 – The Button part 2. Wesley Strick and Dan Gilroy wrote the screenplays that were nearly filmed. He visits a psychoanalyst to discuss these feelings, as well as those he has for Lois Lane. Superman #123 featured a story titled "Superman...Reborn!" In 2013, Warner Bros. released a new Superman movie, Man of Steel , part of their grand plans to create a Marvel-style cinematic universe that re-established the iconic heroes of DC lore in an all-encompassing narrative that would eventually culminate in Justice League. The next Superman movie that was released (after several such scripts being written and then aborted) was Superman Returns. Back in the early ‘90s after The Death of Superman comic book crossover event made waves, Warner Bros was shopping for … Armie Hammer also reprised the role in films such as World's Finest, appearing opposite Eric Bana as Batman, and Justice League. As Clark prepares to escape, Zod reappears and pleads with Clark, asking him if he would turn his back on his own people. He also bounces from job to job, eventually winding up on an oil rig. A reboot of the Superman film series was announced in late 2010, and with it came the announcement that Warner Bros. and DC wuld be creating a cinematic universe based on their characters which would lead up to a Justice League film. I'm taking Krypton back for it's people. The body is revived (powerless) by a mysterious Kryptonian force known only as "K". Brainiac comes to Earth and encounters Luthor. When Jon Kent is kidnapped and Clark and Lois start to lose their memories of him, Superman must find out who’s behind their memory loss! However, his plan is thwarted by the rogue government agency. Superman Reborn is a four issue series that bounces back and forth between Superman #18-19 and Superman Action Comics #975-976. Clark then dives from the ship as the portal collapses, but it then begins to plummet straight towards Earth. Superman: Reborn is a four-issue Superman family crossover story arc that was published in 2017. Security, but Clark rescues her and takes her back to the camp. These comics spin out of the Superman: Reborn with a group of stories branded Superman: Reborn Aftermanth. Superwoman was also involved in the story. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? Clark uses the distraction to activate the gateway into the Phantom Zone, sucking all of the other Kryptonians back into it. The project was, however, scrapped. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The plot works, and Superman is killed.Later in the movie, he is resurrected by K, who acts as his temporary costume, and artificially produces all of his powers. Clark races after it and manages to prevent it from crashing into the White House, saving the US President and others. Through the sheer force of his own will, Superman regains his powers and defeats Brainiac, giving him a sense of closure and security in the world. Clark has in the mean time returned to the ship, where Jor-El and Lara give him a suit of Kryptonian origin and teach him how to use his powers. Magnellio would later go on to portray Hawkman in Justice League: The Brave and the Bold. He begins assembling an arsenal of nuclear warheads to be detonated on all the world's top cities. Directed by Dan Riba. The story ends with Lois in Superman's arms, where she reveals that she is pregnant with his child. The two devise a plan to destroy Superman. One day, a fire breaks out mysteriously, and the other workers escape while Clark holds the rig together to prevent collapse. Clark flies straight back into the ship and attacks Zod. However, the car is left dangling over the edge of a bridge, with Johnathan trapped inside. Clark is left in a slump of depression and sits in the barn, finicking with the pod which brought him to Earth and pondering what to do. 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