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Christopher Reeve passed away October 10, due to heart failure. The title to this article was inappropriate given this tragic event, so I changed it:

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Superman film Inproducer Ilya Salkind convinced his father Alexander to buy Christopher reeve rights to Superman.

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They hired Mario Puzo to pen a two-film script, and negotiated with Steven Spielberg to direct, though Alexander Salkind rejected him as Jaws went over budget. However, Brando was faced with an obscenity lawsuit in Italy over Last Tango in Parisand Hamilton was unable to shoot in England as he had violated his tax payments.

The Salkinds hired Richard Donner to direct the film. Donner hired Tom Mankiewicz to polish the script, giving it a serious feel with Christ-like overtones. The Salkinds also cut Brando for financial reasons,[ citation needed ] while John Williams quit as composer due to turning his attention to other projects.

Inafter receiving many requests for his own version of Superman II, Richard Donner and producer Michael Thau produced their own cut of the film and released it on November 28, The new version of the film received positive response from critics [4] and the stars of the original film.

Superman III [ edit ] Main article: Superman III For the third installment, Ilya Salkind wrote a treatment that expanded the film's scope to a cosmic scale, introducing the villains Brainiac and Mister Mxyzptlkas well as Supergirl.

The retooled script [2] pared Brainiac down into the film's evil "ultimate computer". Supergirl film Upon gaining the rights for the film SupermanAlexander Salkind and his son, Ilya Salkindalso purchased the rights to the character of Superman's cousin Supergirl.

The Quest for Peace [ edit ] Main article: However, Cannon decided to cut the budget of Superman IV: Cannon's bankruptcy resulted in the film rights reverting to Ilya and Alexander Salkind.

The premise of Superman's death and rebirth coincidentally predated " The Death of Superman ".

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Salkind, Bates and Jones developed two drafts of the script, with Christopher Reeve set to reprise the title role. You've got to have villains whose powers and abilities demand that Superman and only Superman can be the one who stops them. That's the only way to make the movie exciting and a dramatic challenge.

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Peters in turn hired Jonathan Lemkin to write a new script. When Superman professes his love to Lois, his life force jumps between them just as he dies, giving Lois a virgin birth. Their child, who grows years-old in three weeks, becomes the resurrected Superman and saves the world.

Superman has romance problems with Lois Lane and visits a psychiatrist before he is killed by Doomsday. An alien named Cadmus, a victim of Brainiac, steals his corpse.

Superman is resurrected and teams with Cadmus to defeat Brainiac. Powerless, Superman wears a robotic suit until his powers, which, according to the script, are a mental discipline called "Phin-yar", return.

The Death of "Superman Lives": Kevin Smith pitched Peters his story outline in lateand was allowed to write the screenplay under certain conditions.

Brainiac teams up with Lex Luthorbut Superman is resurrected by a Kryptonian robot, the Eradicator. Brainiac wishes to possess the Eradicator and its technology.


Powerless, the resurrected Superman is sheathed in a robotic suit formed from the Eradicator itself until his powers return, courtesy of sunbeams, and defeats Brainiac. Dawn of Justice in Robert Rodriguez was offered the chance to direct, but turned down the offer due to his commitment on The Facultydespite liking Smith's script.

Smith was disappointed, stating, "The studio was happy with what I was doing. Then Tim Burton got involved, and when he signed his pay-or-play deal, he turned around and said he wanted to do his version of Superman. So who is Warner Bros.

The guy who made Clerksor the guy who made them half a billion dollars on Batman? Burns doing the Brainiac remembers actor Christopher Reeve, who played Superman in the movie and its sequels, and who started a foundation to help other Sep 25, May 14,  · Actress Margot Kidder, best known for her portrayal of Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman, has died.

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Per The Hollywood Reporter, when Christopher Reeve, who is the best on-screen Superman we’ve ever had and likely will ever have, was cast to play the Man of Steel in Richard Donner‘s Superman.

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