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The Death and Return of Superman (2011)

Screenwriter Max Landis accounts DC's 1992 multi-issue story arc "The Death and Return of Superman," pointing out various plot holes and featuring a number of celebrity cameos.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Landis ... Self
Kit Willesee Kit Willesee ... 30's Woman
Yuri Lowenthal ... 30's Man
Grae Drake ... DC Executive
Joel Michaely ... DC Executive
Alex Montilla Alex Montilla ... DC Executive
Amalia Levari ... DC Executive
Morgan Krantz ... Superman
Jimmi Simpson ... Mad Scientist
Elden Henson ... Doomsday
Brian Morrison Brian Morrison ... Guardian / Space Puppy
Brad Gage ... Guy Gardner
James Markham Hall Jr. ... Bloodwynd (as Jamie Hall)
Chloe Dykstra ... Ice / Tora Olafsdotter
Joe Bereta ... Booster Gold / Michael Jon Carter
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Screenwriter Max Landis accounts DC's 1992 multi-issue story arc "The Death and Return of Superman," pointing out various plot holes and featuring a number of celebrity cameos.

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Max Landis: Meanwhile, back on Earth, Superboy tries to fight Cyborg Superman. But Cyborg Superman is an adult version of Superboy. So it's like...
[Cyborg Superman knocks out Superboy]
Max Landis: Hah! You're done.
[Steel appears to challenge Cyborg Superman]
Max Landis: Steel tries to fight Cyborg Superman.
[Cyborg Superman grabs Steel's hammer and knocks him out with it]
Max Landis: Cyborg Superman, Hank Henshaw is like... Fuck you, dude!
[Cyborg Superman piles up Superboy, Steel, and the Eradicator]
Max Landis: He kicks Superboy's ass and Steel's ass. He ...
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Connections

References Chronicle (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Not Superman
music and lyrics written and performed by Devin O'Rourke
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Simply Hilarious
1 December 2011 | by alucardjbSee all my reviews

I saw this at the Cinefamily world premiere in Los Angeles, and as someone who has no interest in comics, I must say this was so much fun. It's not your traditional short film. Rather, it's kind of a hybrid between Red Letter Media's Star Wars reviews and the Drunk History. Max Landis, son of director John Landis, has a real zeal for storytelling and makes the story of Superman's death interesting and exciting. The short runs about 20 minutes which is about 5 times the length of most short films. But Max's energy, the great costumes, fun effects and visuals make the time fly by. The most shocking aspect of this piece is the cast! Somehow Max Landis has managed to get film stars like Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, television stars, internet stars, and even Academy Award Winning director Ron Howard to run around in silly costumed reenacting his interpretation of a Superman Comic. On top of being highly entertaining, DAROS is also educational in it's own right. I walked out of there feeling more aware of what seems like a pretty important moment in the world of comics. I hope Max does more of these!


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27 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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