If you’re the kind of person who can suspend disbelief enough to get behind the idea of a curse, then it’s not hard to believe in the curse that has plagued the Superman film franchise for decades. From the unfortunate real-life events of actors George Reeves, Christopher Reeves, Richard Pryor and Margot Kidder, to the odd on-set accidents that have occurred, the mythos of the Superman curse is well-explored. But one of the lesser known hauntings of the franchise has to do with the on-again, off-again nature of director-film projects.

For nearly ten years, directors like Tim Burton, Oliver Stone, McG, Brett Ratner and Michael Bay were all associated with the film for pre-production before walking away for one reason or another. One big industry name associated with the Superman film franchise was J.J. Abrams, who penned the script “Superman: Flyby.”

Abrams’ script loosely followed the famed Death of Superman storyline from the comics, seeing the Man of Steel die to only be resurrected. 

Mr. Sunday Movies has compiled a breakdown of the Superman movie that never saw the light of day. Check out the video below:

Written by | Omar Hussain

Omar Hussain serves as the Co-Publisher and Managing Editor of the Heroic Universe.