Concept Art From Bryan Singer's SUPERMAN RETURNS

Film Sketchr has posted some wonderfully illustrated concept art that artist Jeff Julian designed for Bryan Singer's rather dull take on the Man of Steel, Superman Returns. Check it out.

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He's back. A hero for our millennium. And not a moment too soon, because during the five years (much longer in movie-fan years!) Superman sought his home planet, things changed on his adopted planet. Nations moved on without him. Lois Lane now has a son, a fiance and a Pulitzer for "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman." And Lex Luthor has a plan that will destroy millions - no, billions - of lives. Filmmaker Bryan Singer (X-Men) gives the world the Superman it needs, honoring the legend everyone loves while taking it in a powerful new direction. Brandon Routh proves a perfect choice to wear the hero's cape, leading a top cast that includes Kate Bosworth as Lois and Kevin Spacey as Lex. And the thrills - from a sky-grapple with a tumbling jumbo jet to a continent-convulsing showdown - redefine Wow. "I'm always around," Superman tells Lois. You'll be glad he is.

Starring: Parker Posey, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Brandon Routh
Director: Bryan Singer
Source: Film Sketchr
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LEEE777 - 4/17/2014, 11:37 AM
Awesome concept art!!!



Missed the score in MOS, that movie lost the magic of what Superman really is.

CAVILL still owned though, liked ROUTH too!
LEEE777 - 4/17/2014, 11:38 AM
Superman films feel pre Flashpoint

MOS felt it had a New 52 feel to it
BatManiac - 4/17/2014, 11:40 AM
Cool concept art. It's a shame the film's shit.
maninfinesuit - 4/17/2014, 11:42 AM
Love that [frick]ing airplane scene.
DeathstrokeTerminator - 4/17/2014, 11:42 AM
Man of Steel > Superman Returns and all those corny old Superman movies
Shaq - 4/17/2014, 11:43 AM
Costume in concept art looks perfect. That airplane rescue is the best scene in comic books movies history.
GodzillaKart - 4/17/2014, 11:43 AM
All these [frick]ed up Superman films. Last good one: Superman 2.
DEVLIN712 - 4/17/2014, 11:44 AM
Let's just remember, things could have been much worse:
Singer wanted to use Darkseid
NetmanTripleSec - 4/17/2014, 11:44 AM
Amazing concept art.

Williams theme forever!

MOS was shit except for the cast.
GodzillaKart - 4/17/2014, 11:44 AM
Superman Returns is interesting in that it is a bad film, yet it is filled with 5 star scenes.
WAYNE - 4/17/2014, 11:45 AM
yea, that airplane scene was one of the best action sequences in a comic book film to date. too bad the rest of the movie was a borefest.
DeathstrokeTerminator - 4/17/2014, 11:45 AM
This movie was dogshit, nobody wanted to be a Superman after this.
BatManiac - 4/17/2014, 11:45 AM
I agree DeathstrokeTerminator.
NetmanTripleSec - 4/17/2014, 11:46 AM
SR plane rescue scene is one of the best of all time. At least that was memorable....unlike anything in MOS.
GuardianAngel - 4/17/2014, 11:46 AM
Liked this movie more than Man of Steel, though I didn't really like Brandon Routh as Superman. He doesn't look very Supermanish to me.
LP4 - 4/17/2014, 11:46 AM
People kinda overhype the plane rescue scene a bit too much. It was ok but not that great. The whole film was just boring.

DeathstrokeTerminator - 4/17/2014, 11:46 AM
*Superman fan

AnthonyLantern - 4/17/2014, 11:47 AM
I actually like Superman Returns. I have more "fun" with this movie than I do Man of Steel. Now, I still like Man of Steel but part of me just likes this movie more
DEFA - 4/17/2014, 11:48 AM
Brian Singer sucks....!!!
LP4 - 4/17/2014, 11:48 AM
Oh and Routh can't [frick]ing act. That was another issue I had with it.
nailbiter111 - 4/17/2014, 11:48 AM
Superman and Superman II are still the best Superman films.
Doopie - 4/17/2014, 11:49 AM
most people think SR is a snooze-fest but I quite liked it. They got some stuff wrong tho tis true. this is good art too
DeathstrokeTerminator - 4/17/2014, 11:50 AM
After seeing Batman Begins I was actually looking forward to this movie and went to see it in the theater, I thought maybe it could get me interested in Superman a little more. I hated Superman for 7 years because of this boringass movie....I want my money back.
Doopie - 4/17/2014, 11:50 AM
and yeah, the Donner movies are still the best
McNyagano - 4/17/2014, 11:53 AM
The first 2 Donner films are still the best. This movie was ok, it was shot beautifully and the flights scenes were cool. Airplane sequence was fantastic though. Had me at the edge of my seat.
Poolio - 4/17/2014, 11:54 AM
Donner movies were SuperCorny, this movie was SuperBoring. Snyder finally made a lame-ass character like Superman cool.
LEEE777 - 4/17/2014, 11:54 AM
The kid sucked in RETURNS yes and no punch but...



^ Still one of the BEST CBM teaser trailers ever made ^



With Marlon Brando voice, awesome!


We get [frick]ing Crowe walking about everywhere in MOS damn lol.
SauronsBANE - 4/17/2014, 11:55 AM
Wait, someone complained that Routh doesn't look like Superman?? That was pretty much the sole reason he was chosen to begin with! I don't think Routh was the problem with this movie.

I like what Godzillafart said though, about this being filled with 5 star scenes but still being a bad movie. It really is full of terrific, Superman scenes! It's just bogged down by an unnecessary subplot with Lois Lane and Super-kid and a lame villain with an even lamer plot.

The plane rescue scene was more heroic and Superman-esque than anything in MoS. Superman Returns, while not very action-y (and honestly, it didn't HAVE to be), at least understood it's own main character. It completely nailed what Superman stands for and what his priorities are. It's not a great movie, but it's not terrible either.

I'll take that over a so-called Superman movie filled with nothing but pointless action scenes and the illusion of being deeper than it actually is.
Klone - 4/17/2014, 11:55 AM
Man of Steel is as bad as all the Donnor ones personally speaking.
Arrowhead77 - 4/17/2014, 11:56 AM
I kinda feel bad for Brandon Routh. Superman was suposed to be his big breakout role, but he dissapears since there was never a sequel. Liked him in Chuck, though.
Klone - 4/17/2014, 11:56 AM
Man of Steel has three of four scenes with dialogue taken right out of the comics with Zimmer's lovely soundtrack but that doesn't prevent it from being bad. Anyways, whilst I remembering disliking SR a lot, it was so forgettable I have such a vague memory of the film.
Dmon - 4/17/2014, 11:56 AM
Singer is a CHOMO!
WinterAvenger - 4/17/2014, 11:56 AM
The plane rescue was the best scene of the film magical yet gratifying
Klone - 4/17/2014, 11:57 AM
Lol, I didn't like Routh but you have got to feel bad for him. Bach when we thought MoS was going to be good, they did some Superman magazine recounting his history and all the actors that played him, even Daly and Welling, with Routh excluded.
Poolio - 4/17/2014, 11:58 AM
I gotta say if Kevin Spacey couldn't give you a good Lex Luthor, you know it's time to think outside the box in regards to Jesse Eisenberg.
Magus - 4/17/2014, 11:59 AM
Plane scene > all of Man of Steel

I'm inclined to just say Returns > Man of Steel but I will settle for them being equally bad for opposite reasons.
Klone - 4/17/2014, 12:00 PM
I think it is possible Eisenberg could pull as Ledger. Granted he's always played very similar characters but at least we know he can act. All he has to do really is deepen his voice so he sounds less whiny-nerd.
113 - 4/17/2014, 12:00 PM
MoS is the best Superman film, followed by Superman II.
Klone - 4/17/2014, 12:01 PM
Man of Steel was a much more effective illusion than Superman Returns was. That's why you get a lynch mob on your uttering such unwritten heresy lol.
0megaDaGod - 4/17/2014, 12:02 PM
You could've filled the falling plane with the things wrong with this movie.

Ironically, the plane sequence was better than any scene they put into Man Of Steel or any of the last 2 Reeve films. It was also at the very least a Superman movie that wasn't embarrassed about the character. It chose instead to be a film embarrassing to the character.

I always said if you combined this with Man of Steel you would've had a great movie

I havn't watched the Donner films in at least 15 years and don't plan to any time soon, but it would've been interesting to know what a Bryan Singer Superman film would've looked like if it wasn't trying to be a Donner movie. But then again, the chance to pay homage to Donner was probably what led him to seek out the project and away from the X Men, so in essence he phucked up 2 franchises in the same breath. He screwed over Superman by making such a weak film that WB had to go the Heavy Metal direction to wash the taste of the film out of people's mouths, even if a large part of that taste was what makes Superman who he is. And he screwed over the X Men franchise by leaving it in the hands of Fox and whoever they could cram into the 'directors' chair, which then led to The Last Stand

Somehow, he made one film that was so bad that it inadvertently made two different studios make two OTHER weak films. That's advanced trolling
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