I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Sandy Collora (creator of the fan film Batman: Dead End, which you can view by clicking on the movie title), was all set to premiere yet another short film at the San Diego Comicon titled “World’s Finest”. It would have shown both Batman and Superman, and from images I’ve seen, Lex Luthor as well.
Unfortunately, Warner Brothers pulled the plug on the premiere, due to copyright issues I suppose. Or maybe the fact that a guy with a $20,000 budget can pull together a cool superhero movie in a matter of months, while they’re so paranoid about creating the “Perfect Movie” that it takes them years to even get started.
Sandy Collora gained notoriety last year when he unveiled Batman: Dead End at last year’s comicon. People went nuts, and it spread like wildfire, much to the chagrin of the studio, I’m sure, which had been trying to get a Batman film off the ground for years.
People are now expecting a lot from World’s Finest, although I don’t know how we’ll get to see it.
Apparantly Sandy is pals with the owner of CapedWonder.com, who has posted a few production photos of the film shoot. From the look of it, Clark Bartram is back as the caped crusader, but I don’t recognize the guy in the red and blue tights.
Now the REALLY cool news is that some time soon, a 2 1/2 minute trailer for the film will be made available at that same site. There is no target date yet, but when it hits, I hope the guy has some serious bandwidth available because his site is going to get hammered.
I’ll keep you posted and let you know when the trailer is up.