Digging for Kryptonite: The Donnerverse Part V—Superman Returns

Host Anthony Desiato digs into the Brandon Routh-starring “Superman Returns” (2006) with guest Bernie Gerstmayr. They explore how the film—Initially a critical and commercial disappointment—has aged and whether it serves as a fitting coda to the Richard Donner vision of the character.

This is the conclusion to a 5-episode event examining the works and influence of Richard Donner across film and comics. Bernie returns next week for the start of a two-episode examination of the Kingdom Come Superman!


Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer. 

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Anthony Desiato

Anthony Desiato, owner and founder of Flat Squirrel Productions, is a lifelong Superman fan, documentary filmmaker, and podcast host who has been chronicling the culture of comic shops for the past decade. Projects include the films My Comic Shop Documentary and My Comic Shop Country, as well as the podcast series My Comic Shop History and Digging For Kryptonite.

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