The Other Superman Movie We’re Glad Was Never Made


Yes, arguably far worse than the infamous Nicolas Cage, Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, et al Superman Lives movie from 1998 that mercifully never saw the light of day (but will be revealed in the now fully funded* documentary The Death of “Superman Lives”, What Happened? by Jon Schnepp,) the eye twitchingly ridiculous Superman: Flyby by J.J. Abrams.

Pissed of that Zack Snyder made Lex Luthor a young megalomaniac information age entrepreneur played by Jesse Eisenberg? Would have preferred Ralph Fiennes or Robert Downey Jr. as a space alien CIA agent Lex Luthor with a totally bitch’n spaceship?

Ya, didn’t think so.

The above video from the dynamic duo behind Comic Book Movie‘s podcast, The Weekly Planet, does a great job of showing just how mind boggling off page the mid-2000’s production would have been. Not saying that every comic book to screen adaptation must adhere to the source material, but as you can see more than a few liberties were taken. Krypton never exploded? Jor-El still alive? Shia LaBeouf with a steady job?

Come on, I can only suspend belief so far.

*small note on Jon Schnepp’s Superman Lives Doc, while the basic production is fully funded the goal now is to raise money to make animated (or even live action) recreations of scenes from the films multiples drafts. I implore you, no I urge you to go and donate money to this project. For the love of Superman fighting giant robot spiders and all the joy seeing that will bring, please give.

 

Versus the Terminator, Tacos, and Tickle Fights – #FebruMurray

Bill Murray Groundhog Day FebruMurray Week One

This time on The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy get in touch with their feelings and talk about a bedridden hedgehog, dildo carnival workers, Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Destroyed Legacy, more premature statements about the death of Nintendo, stupid Senators and the jackasses who love them, the great Taco revolution, and re-animated space monkeys. Also on the show: Ahnold’s “Ohhhhh” face and a handy guide to self surgery. All of that, plus: [read more>>]