Thats according to Jim Hambrick, who runs the towns Superman Museum and is president of the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce.
As he puts it, Its been a while since theres been an actor in a Superman suit. Christopher Reeve did his last film in 1987.
Hambrick says the town is already benefitting from the superhuman publicity juggernaut. Metropolis is seeing an influx of international tourists buying up memorabilia, for example.
The town held its 28th Annual Superman Festival earlier this month and Hambrick reports it was the best one yet.
Hambrick even served as a consultant on Superman Returns, using the museums original blueprints from the first film to build Supermans Fortress of Solitude.
But Hambrick says his town is so small, that theres only 7000 people here and the only building worth jumping over is only seven stories tall.
Which means real-life Metropolis residents will have to drive to a neighboring town just to see Superman Returns, which opens Wednesday (June 28).
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