I had to mine the depths of the RopeofSilicon archives to see if I actually watched Superman Returns more than once when I happened across my DVD review from November 2006.
It was actually the only time I posted any kind of review for the film as Laremy wrote the theatrical review for the site back in 2006 and I haven’t revisited it since that 2006 DVD review. So, in terms of the following alternate opening sequence which was featured on the Superman Anthology release back in early June, I don’t really remember how it would have fit into the story, though the fact it was deleted means it probably doesn’t matter.
Cinema Blend offers a few details as well as saying the sequence cost an estimated $10 million. That’s a lot of money to toss away only to release it in the end as a special feature on an anthology home video release. I wonder if Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel will run into similar costly road blocks compared to Singer’s flick, which reportedly cost upwards of $270 million once all was said and done.