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Old August 26 2014, 04:25 AM   #1
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The Death of "Superman Lives", What Happened? Documentary

Anyone interested in seeing how BAD it really could have been for Nicolas Cage and Tim Burton's failed Superman project?











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Old August 26 2014, 05:04 AM   #2
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Instead of the bad "Superman Lives", we got the bad "Man of Steel".
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Old August 26 2014, 05:51 AM   #3
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Schnepp rocks
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Old August 26 2014, 05:56 AM   #4
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What seems to have happened with Superman returns and "Man of steel" was they couldn't nail down what they wanted.


In the late 90's it was one weird idea after another.

In Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman, Jon Peters admitted that the Superman franchise was problematic for him: "The elements that I was focusing on were away from the heart, it was more leaning towards Star Wars in a sense, you know. I didn't realize the human part of it, I didn't have that."


So WB tries a different more safe approach.

Superman Return- A homage to what people fondly remember. Crystal fortresses and bumbling Clark Kent to name a few things

The suit is an updated version of the classic suit


In the end the movie gets blindsided by the second "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie

"Superman Returns" makes money but WB wants more.

OKAY.

Attempt number 2


"Man of Steel" more realistic with elements that could have come from rejected 90's Superman movie ideas(Warring Krypton and a morally gray John Kent)
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Old August 26 2014, 06:21 AM   #5
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Cage looks like a drugged out heavy metal singer here. What a trainwreck!
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Old August 26 2014, 06:35 AM   #6
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Instead of the bad "Superman Lives", we got the bad "Man of Steel".
Not before we suffered from the boring and bad Superman Returns of 2006.
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Old August 26 2014, 09:34 PM   #7
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Was that Cage's real hair or an attempt to do the post-death hairstyle from the comics that stuck around for a while?
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Old August 26 2014, 10:00 PM   #8
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Cage might have made a good Clark Kent, but I never could see him as a handsome Superman.
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Old August 27 2014, 12:52 AM   #9
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I thought the documentary died lol.
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Old August 27 2014, 02:06 AM   #10
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Schnepp is close to getting the finishing funds hew needs.

You can even donate!
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Old August 27 2014, 02:09 AM   #11
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Re: The Death of "Superman Lives", What Happened? Documentary

I'm even less interested about the documentary than I would've been about the film.
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Old August 27 2014, 06:01 AM   #12
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Re: The Death of "Superman Lives", What Happened? Documentary

Given that we already have Kevin Smith's side of the story, what else could we possibly need to know how bad it could have been?
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Old August 27 2014, 06:45 AM   #13
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i wish this movie was made, it would have been so epic. After hearing Kevin Smiths anecdote in An evening with Kevin Smith, about what the producer wanted, and the fact Nic Cage was the star, this thing would have been legendary.
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Old August 27 2014, 07:13 AM   #14
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A legendary epic fail IMO.
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Old August 27 2014, 07:26 AM   #15
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A legendary epic fail IMO.
ya that's my point...
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