Originally Posted by Rust
But seriously, it's quite puzzling that it took more than 20 years for the powers that be to make another Superman-movie, even 5-6 years after the CBM-genre proved to be a hit. They must not've believed in it.
For a good stretch, the Superman movie rights were never 100% within WBís control. After Cannon Filmsí SIV
, the rights reverted back to the Salkinds. Finally, WB reacquired them in the early 90s (producing L&C
); and by the mid-to-late 90s they were looking at a new film (Superman Lives
). So it wasnít as if WB didnít care about the property.