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The curse of Superman strikes again

india Updated: Jul 15, 2006 17:42 IST
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The much feared curse of Superman has come back to haunt the latest movie again, this time involving makers of a new DVD on the superhero, with three crew members having been hurt while working on the film.

The film director Bryan Singer said at a press conference that this time around his crew members were the ones to come under the wrath of the curse, instead of the actors.

"My DVD crew absorbed the curse for us. One of the crew tumbled down stairs, another was beaten up while being mugged and a third smashed into a glass window," the Sun quoted Bryan Singer as saying.

However, Brandon Routh, star of the new blockbuster Superman Returns, says the curse doesn’t worry him.

A Hollywood jinx is said to have stalked anyone who plays the Man of Steel ever since its first star, Bud Collyer, who voiced the role on radio, died from heart trouble.

The most legendary Superman star, Christopher Reeve, was paralysed in a riding accident in 1995 and died nine years later. His wife Dana, a non-smoker, was struck down by lung cancer this year at the age of 44.

Kirk Alyn, the first actor to play Superman on screen in the film serial, regretted taking the role, while another, George Reeves, killed himself in 1959.