Knowledge Identifier: $Superman_in_film
Category: Movies & TV (150)
Launched in 1951.
Countries: United States (71%), (15%), United Kingdom (6%)
Linked to: Flixster, The Cannon Group, British Film Institute, Independent Publishers Group
Ilya and Alexander Salkind and Pierre Spengler purchased the "Superman" film rights in 1974
Nolan admired Singer's work on "Superman Returns" for its connection to Richard Donner's version, and previously used the 1978 film as casting inspiration for "Batman Begins"
Ilya Salkind commissioned a fifth "Superman" script before Warner Bros. acquired the rights entirely in 1993
Poirer's December 1995 script had Brainiac creating Doomsday, infused with "Kryptonite blood"
Kevin Smith pitched Peters his story outline in August 1996, and was allowed to write the screenplay under certain conditions: Peters wanted Superman to wear an all-black suit, and did not want Superman to fly, arguing that Superman would "look like an overgrown Boy Scout
Superman", but Warner Bros. was still adamant for a summer 2004 release date
The director confirmed in a 2012 interview that Robert Downey, Jr. had been cast as Lex Luthor