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‘Superman Lives’ documentary debuts a teaser trailer


You may recall that in January, Metalocalypse and Venture Bros. director Jon Schepp launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about Superman Lives, the abandoned Tim Burton film that would’ve starred Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel, Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen, Tim Allen as Brainiac. Well, that drive surpassed its $98,000 goal, and now The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened? has a teaser trailer.

And it’s very teaser-ish, with a lot of quick shots of websites that covered the campaign (including ROBOT 6), production art from the abandoned film, and glimpses of new interviews with the likes of Mark Waid and Grant Morrison — and all tied together by somewhat-haunting audio and video from a March Q&A in which Cage talks about the Kickstarter.

Better still, the trailer promises The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened? will arrive in summer 2014, which means by this time next year, we could know the full story behind what could have been “the weirdest Superman movie ever made.”

(via ComicsAlliance)



Cage as Sups?? Still not as bad as Affleck as Bats

Awesome. That looks great, but I wonder what the odds are of him scoring a Tim Burton interview?

Looking forward to it…

But let’s be honest, that would have been a terrible movie.

Why is Grant Morrison in the doc? He’s a Superman expert to be sure, but I don’t think he had anything to do with Tim Burton and Jon Peters in the 90s.

Is Kevin Smith going to be in it?

Maybe Schepp could just use parts of Smith’s Q&A on the matter:

I have to admit…I’ve always been dismissive of the idea of Nicolas Cage as Superman. But after the utter crap-fest that was Superman Returns and the almost unrecognizable character in Man of Steel, I almost…almost…wish they had made this instead.

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