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Mario Puzo's Superman: The Movie (1975 Draft)- An SSYSK Exclusive!

Updated: Jan 30, 2023

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

12:41 Smallville

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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