Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman
Directed byKevin Burns
Written byJames Grant Golding
Steven Smith
Produced byScott Hartford
Mark McLaughlin
StarringBrandon Routh
Dean Cain
Gerard Christopher
Distributed byDC Comics
Warner Home Video
Bad Hat Harry Productions
Prometheus Entertainment
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release date
  • June 20, 2006 (2006-06-20)
Running time
110 minutes

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman is a 2006 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 five official Superman movie poster mini-prints). A shortened version of the documentary was played on A&E on June 12. 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. In May 2020, the documentary was made available on YouTube on the Warner Bros. Entertainment channel,[1][2] followed by the DC Comics channel in June.[3]


Kevin Spacey, who also played Lex Luthor in Superman Returns, narrates the documentary. Bill Mumy and Mark Hamill are also credited as consultants on the documentary. The rest of those appearing are listed below.

Those directly associated with Superman:

Those not directly associated with Superman:


  1. ^ Anderton, Ethan (May 5, 2020). "Superhero Bits: 'Justice League Dark: Apokolips War' Clip, 'Amazing Story of Superman' Documentary & More". /Film. Archived from the original on May 29, 2020. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "Superman | The Amazing Story of Superman Documentary Livestream | Warner Bros. Entertainment". YouTube. May 6, 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "Look Up in the Sky! | The Amazing Story of Superman". YouTube. Jun 14, 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved February 9, 2021.