Did you think that Superman Returns just didn’t have enough footage of Superman standing around and not using his powers in any way, shape or form? Then today’s your lucky day, because here is the deleted opening of Returns — a scene which cost $10 million dollars, by the way — released to promote the upcoming Superman Blu-ray megaset.I can’t imagine why it was deleted, other than it’s incredibly long and boring and involves Superman flying someplace in a spaceship very slowly, seeing a big stone S symbol, and then flying someplace else. Riveting, I tell you. Just riveting. Thanks to Weeb for the tip. (Via CHUD)
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