Superman (Is Murdered and Ben Affleck) Returns

Only in Hollywood!

When I first heard about this project I thought it was going to be fairly cheesy, like a made for TV movie, and my hopes weren’t improved when I heard Ben Affleck was cast as the guy who played Superman in the 1950s TV show. But now that I see the trailer, it looks much better than I expected, with Bob Hoskins, Diane Lane, and Adrian Brody.

Originally titled “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” (too cynical even for Hollywood I guess), the story of George Reeves’ suicide or unsolved murder now calls itself “Hollywoodland”, a great title to match the very L.A. Confidential-type story. I pretty much hate Ben Affleck’s hammy acting (no matter what Kevin Smith says) but there’s a possibility the return of Affleck after two years of wound-licking and baby-making could actually be worthwhile (though there’s admittedly only one shot of him saying anything in the trailer).

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