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How Superman IV: The Quest For Peace Killed the Superman Franchise and Helped Close a Studio

19 March 2016 3:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Continuing our lead up to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opens on March 25th,  Scott J. Davis looks back at the ill-fated Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, the final film to star Christopher Reeve as the true Man of Steel

Back in 1983, the Superman franchise was in full swing, despite the tense and fractured on-set fights and fallouts which saw original director Richard Donner leave after Superman: The Movie before he was able to finish Superman II, released almost three years later under the new direction of Richard Lester. Both films were huge financial successes with Superman: The Movie 1978’s second highest-grossing film behind Grease.

A third film was inevitable, with Lester again directing the returning Christopher Reeve alongside legendary comedian Richard Pryor, who had made a joke on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson at the time saying how he would love to been in a Superman film. »

- Scott J. Davis

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