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Donnerverse is an unofficial appellation referring to the continuity of the Superman movies as envisioned by director Richard Donner.


The characters and settings from this reality are patterned after those chronicled in Pre-Crisis Earth-One continuity, but take place in a distinctive separate reality. This reality incorporates events from the four Superman films of the 1970s-80s as well as the Supergirl movie. It does not include the 2006 film Superman Returns, though director Bryan Singer does take a lot of cues from the first two films.

Films in the series

Related spin-offs

Points of Interest



  • Many elements presented in the films are now being re-envisioned in DC Comics. For example, the architecture of Krypton and the crystal lattice design of the Fortress of Solitude as seen in currently published DC Comics mirror the effects used in Superman and Superman II.


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