Updated: Jan 30
We do an exclusive dive into Mario Puzo's 200+ page first draft for Superman from 1975. How much of Puzo's work made it into the 1978 film? And just how DIFFERENT was it?
0:14 Episode Introduction
You can check out our five part series on Superman: The Movie (1978) where we covered the behind-the-scenes lead-up to the film along with the later drafts by the Newmans, Robert Benton, and Tom Mankiewicz.
By sheer coincidence, Caped Wonder uploaded this script on the day of the release of this episode! You can now check out the script here:
3:44 Krypton Opening
15:52 The Fortress of Solitude
18:33 Metropolis & NO Daily Planet?
25:37 Luthor & Puzo's Casting Choices
34:33 Luthor's Big Scheme & Superman's Debut
38:31 Break: Social Media Promotion
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44:45 Return From Break: Superman Gets His Name
47:35 Lombard V Clark: Dawn of Football Hijinks
50:24 Superman Stops the Crime Wave
53:42 Luthor's Dream?!
55:10 Lois and Clark in the Middle East
56:45 Superman vs. Luthor
1:08:22 Closing: Fan Comments & Shoutouts
Big thanks to our research assistant Dan Yamat for providing the visuals for this YouTube experience, as well as the usual QC and chapter time codes.
Thumbnail by Dan as well
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