The Death of Superman Retold (and Mocked Viciously)

Mandy Moore, Elijah Wood, Simon Pegg, Chris Hardwick and more appear in the Chronicle guy's mocking of DC Comics.

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker

Death of Superman

Do you want to see Elijah Wood play Cyborg Superman, with Mandy Moore as Lois Lane?  Do you hate how cheap death is in comics these days?  Did you like Chronicle?  Then you'll want to check out The Death and Return of Superman, as short-filmed by Max Landis, son of John Landis and writer of the new superhero movie Chronicle (reviewed here by Film Channel Editor William Bibbiani, who I thank for bringing this to my attention).

In this nearly 17-minute short, Landis diminishes Superman as a concept a bit too cavalierly, but he zeroes in on how The Death of Superman completely ruined the entire concept of death in comic books, by re-enacting how bad the whole story of Doomsday and the Reign of the Supermen notion was with all his friends in entertainingly goofy ways.  Look out for quick appearances from Simon Pegg, Chris Hardwick and even Ron Howard, too.  Not to mention Grae Drake, who appears as one of the DC Comics execs, and who you can hear from on the latest B-Movies Podcast, as well!

Check out the film right here: