Digging for Kryptonite: Superman Lives

Host Anthony Desiato digs into the infamous unmade “Superman Lives” movie with guest V Ken Marion. 

Originally intended to be released in 1998, Warner Bros. ultimately cancelled the film shortly before the start of production—and following a lengthy development process, which saw an earlier screenplay by “Clerks'” Kevin Smith, the controversial attachment of director Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage, and a story that would have seen Superman die at the hands of Doomsday before returning to life. 


In the episode, Anthony and Ken share the results of their extensive homework, including the documentary “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?” by the late filmmaker Jon Schnepp, as well as audio dramas of two unused screenplays brought to life by Neuverse Creative. 

Digging for Kryptonite is a Flat Squirrel Production. Key art by Gregg Schigiel and theme music by Basic Printer. 

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Anthony Desiato

Anthony Desiato, owner and founder of Flat Squirrel Productions, is a lifelong Superman fan, documentary filmmaker, and podcast host who has been chronicling the culture of comic shops for the past decade. Projects include the films My Comic Shop Documentary and My Comic Shop Country, as well as the podcast series My Comic Shop History and Digging For Kryptonite.

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