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Snake Eyes Comics Leap Day Mini-Con presents

Superman: The Movie

Directed by
Richard Donner

Tim Burton’s Batman is often credited as the genesis for the modern superhero movie craze, but it was Richard Donner’s blockbuster adaptation of Superman that really set the scene more than a decade earlier. You’ll believe a man can fly!

Superman will be presented in its preferred Director’s Cut (aka “Special Edition”) incarnation.

Just before the destruction of the planet Krypton, scientist Jor-El (Marlon Brando) sends his infant son Kal-El on a spaceship to Earth. Raised by kindly farmers Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter), young Clark (Christopher Reeve) discovers the source of his superhuman powers and moves to Metropolis to fight evil. As Superman, he battles the villainous Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman), while, as novice reporter Clark Kent, he attempts to woo co-worker Lois Lane (Margot Kidder).

USA
1978
145
minutes
• Rated
PG

Starring
Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman