The Movie Waffler The Movie Waffler: Superman Summer

Superman Summer - Superman Returns (2006)

Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Sam Huntington

After five years searching for the remains of Krypton, Superman returns to Metropolis.

Superman Summer - Superman 4: The Quest For Peace (1987)

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Jon Cryer, Sam Wanamaker, Mariel Hemingway, Mark Pillow, Jim Broadbent

Using a strand of Superman's hair, Lex Luthor creates Nuclear Man.

Superman Summer - Supergirl (1984)

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Starring: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Peter Cook, Marc McClure, Hart Bochner, Mia Farrow, Brenda Vaccaro, Maureen Teefy

Superman's cousin Kara (Slater) travels to earth to retrieve a mystical orb which has fallen into the hands of a witch (Dunaway).

Superman Summer - Superman 3 (1983)

Directed by: Richard Lester
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Robert Vaughan, Annie Ross, Pamela Stephenson, Annette O'Toole, Gavan O'Herlihy, Jackie Cooper, Margot Kidder, Marc McClure

Computer wiz Pryor is hired by evil businessman Vaughan to build a computer capable of fulfilling his dreams of world domination.

Superman Summer - Superman 2 (1980)

Directed by: Richard Lester / Richard Donner
Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Terence Stamp, Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Marc McClure, EG Marshall

The three intergalactic criminals imprisoned by Jor-El arrive on Earth and use their powers to rule the planet.

Superman Summer - Superman: The Movie (1978)

Directed by: Richard Donner
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Valerie Perrine, Terence Stamp, Phyllis Thaxter, Susannah York

The Man of Steel had been vacant from the big screen for close to thirty years when the father/son producing team of Alexander and Ilya Salkind decided it was time to bring him back.

Superman Summer - Superman & The Mole Men (1951)

Directed by: Lee Sholem
Starring: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey

When the world's deepest oil well unleashes a race of peaceful Mole Men, Superman must save the creatures from angry locals who see them as a threat.

Superman Summer - Atom Man Vs Superman (1950)

Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet
Starring: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Lyle Talbot, Tommy Bond, Pierre Watkin

Superman battles Lex Luthor who has assumed the guise of "Atom Man".

Superman Summer - Superman (1948)

Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr
Starring: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Tommy Bond, Carol Forman, Pierre Watkin

Superman is dispatched to Earth as an infant to avoid the destruction of his home planet krypton. As an adult, his alter-ego, Clark Kent, takes a job at the Daily Planet newspaper in the city of Metropolis. It isn't long before Superman is called into action to avert the evil plans of a villainess known as the Spider Lady.