Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman
is a documentary film
from executive producers Bryan Singer
and Kevin Burns
which details the history of the Superman
franchise, from comic book
, to television
, to the big screen
. The story of Superman is told through archival footage, as well as interviews with many of the actors, directors, and producers involved with the Superman media over the years. The closing credits feature outtakes
from the Christopher Reeve Superman
films, including an outtake of Marlon Brando
improvising during the recitation of a poem in a scene deleted from the original version of Superman II
The documentary was released on DVD on June 20, 2006, shortly before the theatrical release of Superman Returns. A two DVD Best Buy exclusive Limited Edition version was released the same day (extra material on the second disc included Bryan Singer's video journals and 5 official Superman movie poster mini-prints). A shortened version of the documentary was played on A&E on June 12, 2006. Finally, the DVD (along with Singer's video journals) was included as part of the 14-disc box set release, Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition, in November 2006.
Look, Up in the Sky!
features interviews with the following personalities.
Those directly associated with Superman:
- Dean Cain (Clark Kent/Superman; Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)
- Gerard Christopher (Clark Kent/Superboy; Superboy)
- Jackie Cooper (Perry White; Superman: The Movie, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace)
- Richard Donner (Director; Superman: The Movie, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut)
- Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (executive producers and creators of Smallville)
- Margot Kidder (Lois Lane; Superman: The Movie, Superman II, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace)
- Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen; The Adventures of Superman)
- Bill Mumy (Tommy Puck; Superboy)
- Noel Neill (Lois Lane; The Adventures of Superman)
- Annette O'Toole (Lana Lang; Superman III, Martha Kent; Smallville)
- Brandon Routh (Clark Kent/Superman; Superman Returns)
- Ilya Salkind (Executive Producer; Superman: The Movie, Superman II, Superman III)
- Bryan Singer (Director; Superman Returns)
- Lesley Ann Warren (Lois Lane; It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman )
Those not directly associated with Superman:
Kevin Spacey (who also played Lex Luthor in Superman Returns) narrates the documentary. Mumy and Hamill are also credited as consultants on the documentary.