Originally Posted by Dr.
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.
Right. Legal and practical issues. Still took longer that you'd think with a property like that.