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Man of Steel film gets off to a less-than-super start

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The newest Superman movie is having a tough time getting off the ground.

"Superman Lives," scheduled to be released in the summer of 1998, hasn't even begun filming yet and some skeptics are already slamming the production and the decision to cast Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel.Kevin Smith, the writer behind "Chasing Amy" and "Clerks," wrote a screenplay for the movie based on 1992's "Death of Superman" comic book.

In the May 16 edition of Entertainment Weekly, Smith says Cage would be a fine Superman and "his hairline can be fixed."

But Smith won't have much to say in casting the rest of the movie. When Tim Burton, who directed the first "Batman" film, was hired as director, he trashed Smith's dark script and hired Wesley Strick, who wrote "The Saint."