Kevin Smith Would Like To See An Animated Version Of His ‘Superman Lives’ Script

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Filmmaker and all round fan of everything comic books, Kevin Smith discussed one of his former unrealized projects, Superman Lives on a Facebook Live Q&A. Smith was one of the first screenwriters to take a stab at a Superman script that would have starred Nicolas Cage in the title role, dealt with the death of Superman storyline and would have been directed by Tim Burton who had recently left the Batman film series.

“Oh like based on my script, based on the Superman Lives script? That would be tight dude. I’m not going to lie, that would be fun to see. That’s something I worked on 20 years ago at this point, so that would be really amazing to kind of see, like they turn it into a cartoon and get the people to do the voices. Nic Cage is still around and stuff. And I wanted Michael Rooker for my Lex Luthor so that would be amazing. Um, but, you know, I’m game. That ain’t up to me kids. That’s up to the good folks at Warner Bros. and stuff, but if they were ever to call and say hey we want to do a cartoon version of that Superman script we wrote, believe me I’d be like (melts), that’d be dope man. You know you close all loops in life, one way or another, and that would be a nice way to close that loop.”

Warner Bros. have recently brought back the cast of the 1966 Batman series for an animated feature so no one should bet against this idea coming to fruition. To learn more about Smith’s Superman Lives script, check out the documentary, The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?

Source: ComicBook

Chris Hartmann

Chris Hartmann

Chris Hartmann is a fanboy writer here at Heroic Hollywood, currently based in Vancouver, BC.

  • Marquis de Sade

    …and on a related note, bvs has been knocked out of the 2016 top 5 by THE SECRET LIVES OF PETS…When will dceu’s embarrassments cease?

    • Nightwing

      Oh wait, you’re the notorious impersonator of Marquis DC Sade. Like anyone’s gonna take you seriously.

    • Axxell

      Holy crap! Disney has 4 of the top 5 highest grossing films in this year alone!

      • Napi

        NO ONE cares Alleexxa xDxD Your goals in life hahahaha

        • Axxell

          LOL! U mad? How’s Fantastic Beast doing, by the way? Still tracking behind Doctor Strange after 5 day total? LOL!

          • Napi

            Once again… YOUR GOALS IN LIFE xDxD poor little thing

          • Axxell

            My goal in life is to live long enough to see the day WB/DC become more successful than Disney/Marvel.

            That way, I’ll live forever…LOL!

          • Napi

            Well then… do us a favor and die already. Cheers! HAHAHA

            BTW FB already has half of what DS has made so far xDxD
            IN A SINGLE WEEK! HAHAHAH

          • Axxell

            Like I said, I have to see WB/DC become more successful…

            BTW, you fail at math…

            DS= $582m

            $582m/2=$291m

            $291m>$281m(FB)

            I thought you said FB was gonna crush DS…LOL!

          • Napi

            $ 281M IN A WEEK!
            OMG Allexxa xDxD YOUR life goals are “incredible”.

          • Axxell

            Of course…It’s me we’re talking about…

            😉

          • Napi

            Blah blah blah gotta go to the hospital. Bye

          • Axxell

            Gotta treat the burn from FB failing to perform the way you wanted it to…LOL!

          • Napi

            LOL still here? Ooh right you’re the Pinkman wannabe that says “You fail again… I’m not leaving b¡tch”

            Do I need to make you LEAVE again? HAHAHAHAHAH xDxDxDxD

          • Axxell

            You’re a failure…That’s why I’m still here…LOL!

          • Napi

            Which other goals you have? Building the biggest Minecraft house!? Getting a killing spree in Call of Duty? xDxD

          • Axxell

            Your jokes aren’t landing…kinda like the DCCU. LOL!

          • Napi

            Not landing, burning (you) all the way xDxD

  • SAMURAI36

    As a dedicated DC enthusiast, I have to say that I have ZERO interest in this. I feel like sometimes Kevin Smith overstates his own value and talent.

  • SAMURAI36

    Funniest thread I’ve seen in a long time. Especially when you have certain folks blocked, & you can only read Napi’s comments. He’s giving somebody a one-sided beating, LMAO.