In a recent episode of his YouTube “FatMan Beyond” show, Kevin Smith reveals that he had discussions with either Apple or HBO Max (he can’t remember which) about possibly being involved in writing a TV dramatisation series about the making of “Superman: The Movie”.
Smith says he met with Richard Donner about two years ago to discuss the project. While Smith is no longer involved in the project, and my own sources tell me that nothing more ever came of it, I think the idea would make for a very entertaining series.
Riddled with problems from the start, a number of books and documentaries on the making of “Superman: The Movie” reveal the issues that surrounded the project, from the search for a Director, the quirks of the Producers, and the hunt for an actor to play the lead role. The making of “Superman: The Movie” is a story in and of itself that would make for a fascinating look behind-the-scenes.