Unofficial “Superman Lives” Audiobooks

Neuverse Creative has put together an unofficial audio dramatization of the never-made “Superman Lives” movie, based on the script by Kevin Smith.

Based on Kevin Smith’s script for Tim Burton’s abandoned Superman film from the late 90s, which would have starred Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel.

Running at nearly 2 hours long, the audiobook was adapted by Tim Maxwell, with music by Fesliyan Studios.

AJ Carter – Superman/Clark Kent
Louise Edwards – Lois Lane
Liam Baxter – Lex Luthor
Lex McKee – Brainiac
Tim Maxwell – Eradicator, L-Ron, Jimmy Olsen
Carl Bishop – Perry White, TV Host, Fire Chief, General Derris
Carlie McCleney – Cat Grant, Governor Bree
Wes Lloyd – Deadshot
Luke Maxwell – Brodie
Lazarus Cevic – Batman
Ramon Armenta – Jor-El
Edward Murf – Kryptonian Council
Kushal Rahata – Delegate
Kevin Peters – Narrator

The Neuverse Creative crew also put together another “Superman Lives” audiobook earlier in the year, this one based on Dan Gilroy’s script.

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June 29, 2021 8:22 pm

Of all the unmade Superman films, why this one?! Sure, it had some otherwise respected big names attached to what would have been a trainwreck, but unproduced Superman films are a dime a dozen.
There was a web comic based on the unproduced Superman and the Secret Planet script that was considered to follow the 50s series, but that’s about it.
Where’s the five-part animated web series based on the aborted Superman: The NEW Movie that was going to wrap up the Superboy series?!

Mighty Rao
June 30, 2021 6:16 am
Reply to  afriend

I remember reading that Superman and the Secret Planet strip online.
It was wonderfully silly and goofy in the style of the old TV show. The plot concerned the (now) cliche idea of more survivors from Krypton coming to Earth.

Personally I wish there were more official or unofficial web comics based on unmade DC projects like the aborted Justice League Mortal movie or Superman Returns sequel.

June 30, 2021 2:38 pm
Reply to  afriend

Yeah I’ve never understood why people insist on digging up and propping up the corpse of this narrowly avoided disaster. Why even call it Kevin Smith’s Superman when so many decisions made in it where handed down by Jon Peters who didn’t want Superman to fly or save people.


June 30, 2021 4:53 pm
Reply to  MattComics

I arguably enjoy a “bad” movie more than the next guy, but I don’t like either Bryan Singer’s or Zack Snyder’s efforts at Superman for “missing the mark”; I probably would have tried to set the screen on fire if Jon Peters’ vision had been actually filmed.

Last edited 10 months ago by afriend
July 1, 2021 9:56 am
Reply to  afriend

I think it would have basically been the Batman and Robin equivalent for Superman only worse because this would have been right out of the gate. It’s wrong headed from word go when WB is like “Hey Tim, we want you to do your Batman thing for Superman!” Of course this is the same company that took Tim off of Batman in order to make something more kid friendly and then signed off on armor nipples, giant codpieces and butt shots.

Last edited 10 months ago by MattComics
June 30, 2021 6:34 pm

Funny thing. As far as I can tell, the person who made this audio story did half the work for a animated movie. All that’s missing is the animation. Not sure how well it would be received if it were to be made as an animated movie though.

Last edited 10 months ago by Superman2878
June 30, 2021 6:42 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

We just passed the Fifteenth Anniversary of the US release of Superman Returns, so do your thing, Spidey!

June 30, 2021 7:55 pm
Reply to  afriend

Drum roll
Bring back Brandon Routh’s Superman WB! 😀

June 30, 2021 8:01 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Also happy belated 15th to Superman Returns! 🙂

June 30, 2021 10:14 pm

Pah! Why do you all hate fun?

Also, the script really wasn’t that bad. Get Smith back to rewrite certain more Peters-y aspects of it and hand it over to Timm to do his thing. Go one better and get Cage to voice Superman. Throw a joke about his missing pig in there. It’ll be great.

July 1, 2021 1:49 pm

This is getting closer and closer to the possibility of this being turned into an animated film. I’d love to see it if it did become a DC animated movie. It’s so else-world-ish that I think it’s just a matter of time before WB animation studios decides to finally make it an animated film.