Distributors Focus Features were forced to give up the original title after Warner Bros – who produces the Superman film franchise, including the upcoming Superman Returns – threatened to sue. “Truth, Justice And The American Way” is Superman’s slogan.
Reeves, who played the Man of Steel in the 1951 feature film Superman and the Mole-Men and the 1950s TV series Adventures of Superman, died of a gunshot wound in June 1959. While the cause of his death was ruled suicide, friends and family suspected he may have been murdered.
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