Originally Posted by herolee10
In some ways though, one could argue that the development and release of SR was actually a good thing for other Superman-related properties, despite not being a good thing for itself.
Because of SR, "Smallville" was allowed to bring in elements onto its show that were otherwise unavailable due to past superman films that had been in development. It's because of SR that SV was able to get Lois Lane onto the show and the reason why the Fortress looked the way that it did on the show.
Also, it's because of SR that we got a chance to see some form of the Richard Donner Cut for Superman 2 due to Warner Bros buying up the rights to use Brando's unseen footage for SR.
And if it hadn't been for the failure for SR, thus keeping the superman franchise on a temporary hiatus, then we wouldn't have gotten the people that we did for MOS involved with a Superman film.
And I also think that SV the show wouldn't have been able to get as much liberties as they could with the stuff that they introduced onto the show had SR not been a failure.
So SR was in a lot of ways a double edge sword for Superman fans.
The one greatest thing about SR failure is that it completely killed the Donnerverues' Strangle hold over the Superman movie Mythos and allowed for more comic influences to come into play.