Top 41 Superman Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Superman facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Superman film message.

In Batman V Superman (2016), Lex says "No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from daddy's fists and abominations." Later, when Doomsday comes to life, Superman intervenes to deliver Lex from a fist of his own abomination.
In Batman V Superman (2016), Lex says "No man in the sky intervened when I was a boy to deliver me from daddy's fists and abominations." Later, when Doomsday comes to life, Superman intervenes to deliver Lex from a fist of his own abomination.
Batman v Superman (2016) features scene, where Superman is surrounded by people during Day of the Dead celebration, which mirrors scene from Man of Steel (2013) where he is drowned in skulls.
Batman v Superman (2016) features scene, where Superman is surrounded by people during Day of the Dead celebration, which mirrors scene from Man of Steel (2013) where he is drowned in skulls.

Superman Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. The logo that Marlon Brando wears in Superman (1978), looks the same as the one used for George Reeves' costume in the television show Adventures of Superman (1952), not the one Christopher Reeve wears

  2. : Clark looks for the traditional phone booth to change in that calls back to prior Superman films/TV shows, but has to pass on this movie's more revealing booth

  3. In the warehouse fight in Batman vs Superman (2016) Batman kills, but only in exactly the way others try to kill him. He stabs a man who stabs him, shoots a man who shoots him, and ignites a man who tries to use a flamethrower on him

  4. Richard Branson is in Superman Returns (2006) as an engineer aboard the space shuttle.

  5. Lex claimed Superman's mother [Martha] is a witch who should be punished with death by fire, in Man Of Steel, Superman's real mother, Lara died by getting engulfed in fire just before Krypton's explosion.

  6. In addition to playing Clark Kent and Superman, Christopher Reeve also supplied the voice of the Metropolis air traffic controller. He is heard on the radio just before the helicopter crash and during the Air Force One scene.

  7. . Lois accidentally makes contact with Clark's crotch area twice and both times has an amusing look on her face. Director Richard Donner did this gag intentionally and jokes about it on the audio commentary. (More in the comments.)

Superman Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • This shot was intentionally meant to look like the cover of Action Comics #1, the first Superman comic

  • 1 - Lex Luthor is called as prisoner A-C-23-19-40 reference to his first appearance in the comic book Action Comics n?23 released in 1940.
    Lex Luthor is called as prisoner A-C-23-19-40 reference to his first appearance in the comic book Action Comics n?23 released in 1940.
  • 1 - When Lex is talking with Lois on the rooftop, the rearranged dialogue is a nod to the debate about Batman Lana and Morrie are having on TV from the first issue of The Dark Knight Returns.
    When Lex is talking with Lois on the rooftop, the rearranged dialogue is a nod to the debate about Batman Lana and Morrie are having on TV from the first issue of The Dark Knight Returns.
  • 1 - Anatoli Knyazev's passport shows his date of birth as 02/24/1975. Callan Mulvey, the actor playing him, was born one day prior, 02/23/1975.
    Anatoli Knyazev's passport shows his date of birth as 02/24/1975. Callan Mulvey, the actor playing him, was born one day prior, 02/23/1975.
  • 1 - The Joker's name can be seen during the final fight. It could be a possibility of Joker knowing Batman's identity as the battle arena belonged to Bruce Wayne.
    The Joker's name can be seen during the final fight. It could be a possibility of Joker knowing Batman's identity as the battle arena belonged to Bruce Wayne.
  • 1 - Is a tribute to Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Special thank to 'Twin Perfect' YouTube channel for his awesome videos on Man of Steel and Bvs.
    Is a tribute to Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Special thank to 'Twin Perfect' YouTube channel for his awesome videos on Man of Steel and Bvs.
  • 1 - Man Of Steel(2013)The work day accident counter changes from 106 days to 0 after Clark Kent and general Zod damage the building project
    Man Of Steel(2013)The work day accident counter changes from 106 days to 0 after Clark Kent and general Zod damage the building project
  • - Rated PG), as Evil Superman descends on a junkyard and screams, you can hear one of the workers yell "He's f*cked up!" in the background

  • 1 - When Superman threw Batman on the Weak wall, the whole created resembles the city of ontario, which is where Joe shuster was born
    When Superman threw Batman on the Weak wall, the whole created resembles the city of ontario, which is where Joe shuster was born

Superman Hidden Details

1 - Barry is holding a bottle of milk in the security video. He leaves the bottle behind as he takes out the thug, and catches the bottle before it drops a fraction of an inch. Watching the scene in slo-mo shows that the bottle starts to fall.
Barry is holding a bottle of milk in the security video. He leaves the bottle behind as he takes out the thug, and catches the bottle before it drops a fraction of an inch. Watching the scene in slo-mo shows that the bottle starts to fall.
1 - This shot in BvS is a nod to the cover of the graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns which BvS is inspired by
This shot in BvS is a nod to the cover of the graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns which BvS is inspired by
1 - : Gene Hackman, who plays Lex Luthor, didn't want to shave off his hair for the role. Instead, he wore a variety of "wigs" throughout the film (in reality, it was just his hair styled in different ways). Luthor's "baldness" (a bald cap) is revealed at the end of the movie.
: Gene Hackman, who plays Lex Luthor, didn't want to shave off his hair for the role. Instead, he wore a variety of "wigs" throughout the film (in reality, it was just his hair styled in different ways). Luthor's "baldness" (a bald cap) is revealed at the end of the movie.

: As Clark Kent begins to step out, the headline goes from "PARIS DESTROYED" to "PARIS SAVED"

: Christopher Reeve flies away as Superman and 25 seconds later re-enters as Clark Kent in one continuous take with no cuts.

1 - When Christopher Reeve portrays Clark Kent his hair is parted to the right. When he turns into Superman, he parts his hair on the left.
When Christopher Reeve portrays Clark Kent his hair is parted to the right. When he turns into Superman, he parts his hair on the left.

A couple officers are watching a Gotham City University football game, the team that you learn in Justice League that Cyborg plays for.

1 - Westboro Baptist Church can be seen among those picketing Superman at the Capitol.
Westboro Baptist Church can be seen among those picketing Superman at the Capitol.
1 - Bruce Wayne's parents walk by a address that is a reference to a passage in revelations
Bruce Wayne's parents walk by a address that is a reference to a passage in revelations
1 - When young Clark Kent opens his backpack to retrieve Jor-El's green crystal, Superman's red, blue and yellow costume can be seen.
When young Clark Kent opens his backpack to retrieve Jor-El's green crystal, Superman's red, blue and yellow costume can be seen.
1 - Lex Luther has a photo of Gene Hackman from The Conversation (1974) framed on his piano.
Lex Luther has a photo of Gene Hackman from The Conversation (1974) framed on his piano.

The World Engine is heard every time Bruce Wayne has a nightmare, symbolizing his PTSD.

1 - The statue Eve Teschmacher hides behind before she decides to betray Lex Luthor and help Superman is inscribed "Progress."
The statue Eve Teschmacher hides behind before she decides to betray Lex Luthor and help Superman is inscribed "Progress."

He is slouched over , as S-Man he is stands taller

The sound of exploding World Engine in Batman v Superman (2016) is very similar to sound of teleportation of Doctor Manhattan in Watchmen (2009).

1 - The Latin phrase "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" can be briefly seen as graffiti. It means "But who watches the watchmen?", referring to the two superheroes' mutual distrust.
The Latin phrase "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" can be briefly seen as graffiti. It means "But who watches the watchmen?", referring to the two superheroes' mutual distrust.
1 - Lex Luthor robe colors are green and purple like the colors of his uniform and armour in the comics.
Lex Luthor robe colors are green and purple like the colors of his uniform and armour in the comics.
1 - When kryptonite is around a human it doesn't glow but when around a kryptonian it does. That's why batman stuck it in the ground. So superman wouldn't feel it or see it!
When kryptonite is around a human it doesn't glow but when around a kryptonian it does. That's why batman stuck it in the ground. So superman wouldn't feel it or see it!

- Someone at S.T.A.R. labs was drinking Diet Dr Pepper while working on Cyborg

The sound of exploding World Engine in Batman v Superman (2016) is very similar to sound of teleportation of Doctor Manhattan in Watchmen (2009). This apears around 2:02 in this clip.

Anatoli Knyazev and the Nairomi Woman subtly pass by Lois in the background, with Knyazev turning his head so Lois won't recognize him.

1 - When Zod throws Superman against a construction sign the 106 days without an accident changes to 0 days without an accident
When Zod throws Superman against a construction sign the 106 days without an accident changes to 0 days without an accident
Superman poster
Superman poster

Superman Plot

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Superman. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Richard Donner
Stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Ned Beatty
IMDB score 7.3