Brandon Routh, Superman Returns
Credit: Superman: Warner Bros.

The 90-second teaser for Superman Returns is finally online (you can find it in various formats here), and it’s too much tease. It’s all backstory, an elliptical recap of how Kal-El (Brandon Routh) came to Earth and became Superman; there’s nothing about the main plot of the movie (involving Kevin Spacey’s Lex Luthor) and only the briefest glimpse of Superman and Lois (Kate Bosworth) together. Weirdest of all is the voiceover (taken from the 1978 Superman) by Marlon Brando as Jor-El, the father who saved Kal-El but not himself from the destruction of the planet Krypton. It’s pretty creepy to hear the late Brando speaking from beyond the grave; then again, that’s how Superman hears him, too. There’s a couple of good flying shots here, but even the most generous fanboy will be left hungry for more.

Am I right, PopWatchers?

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Superman Returns
  • Movie
  • 157 minutes