Superman films in the real world
from the Real World
It was believed that making a person believe a man could fly would be impossible, and that the movie would have to be a silly parody. When Richard Donner came on board for the film, this changed, as he rewrote the script and found a way to make it less goofy; and the effects for creating flight on screen came later.
The actor to portray Superman on the big screen was Christopher Reeve, often considered the "epitome" of Superman. Many actors or portrayals of Superman to come later were often modeled after Reeve. When creating the character design for Superman in the Superman animated series in 1988, his likeness and personality were essential to the development of that version of the character.
- Although the films were featuring a character called "Superman," they were different versions of the Superman of Earth-1A. There wasn't necessarily any references to the Super Friends series in the Superman films, but there were references to the films in the Super Friends series.
- The Super Friends character Zi-Kree was obviously modeled after the Terrance Stamp version of General Zod from Superman and Superman II.
- The Superman films were mentioned by Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman's Sex Tape, an episode of Meanwhile, At The Hall Of Justice.
- ↑ As seen in Wonder Woman's Sex Tape.
- ↑ As seen in the comic story: Telethon Treachery! (1977).
- ↑ As seen in the Meanwhile, At The Hall Of Justice episode Wonder Woman's Sex Tape (2012).
- ↑ Technically Superman and the Mole Men didn't launch a film franchise, but rather the TV series.