Ahead of all the superhero smorgasbord that is San Diego Comic-Con, we have an early look at a major comic book movie that never got off the ground. Superman Lives was the 90s Superman project that had Tim Burton set to direct, Nicolas Cage starring, and Kevin Smith writing the script. So what could possibly have gone wrong? In short, a lot. For a more satisfactory answer, we turn to Jon Schnepp, director of the exploratory documentary, The Death of ‘Superman Lives’; What Happened? We got a peek at the doc in the trailer released just a couple weeks ago, but now we can bring you the first ten minutes of the film. It’s enough to fill you in on the background and then absolutely hook you on the rest of the story as Schnepp interviews Smith, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, and other famous folks who were involved with the project that Hollywood forgot.
Watch the first ten minutes of The Death of ‘Superman Lives’; What Happened? below:
Enjoy the first 10 minutes of the feature film documentary “The Death of ‘Superman Lives’; What Happened?” and find out all about the doomed “Superman Lives” production that was to star Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel. Join Director Jon Schnepp as he explores the history of this project, and speaks with writers Kevin Smith, Wesley Strick, Dan Gilroy, Producers Jon Peters and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Costume Designer Colleen Atwood, Director Tim Burton and many more.