One of the best fan films of all time is Sandy Collora’s Batman: Dead End.  The year it was released, it took the San Diego Comic Con by storm.  The next year, Collora planned to follow up with a trailer of his version of World’s Finest.

That video was never seen by fans at the show.  That year the publishers cracked down on “unauthorized” use of characters, which forced Collora to release the film online.  If you haven’t seen it, take a gander.

Still makes me wonder what might have happened if Collora were given the chance to write and direct this team-up.

via Collora Studios

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. hermit
    April 26, 2011 at 9:51 am — Reply

    i saw that a while ago through the magic of the internet.

    awesome stuff.

  2. TaZ
    April 26, 2011 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Yep. I found it looking for a movie trailer and though “damn…Why doesn’t someone in Hollywood look at stuff like this?” The other thing was the guy they had playing Superman actually LOOKED like a Ross drawing of Superman and not a guy that needed to have protein drinks inserted IV to keep his pants up (cough….Superman Returns…cough).

  3. Young
    April 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm — Reply

    The actor portraying Superman is the same person that played Titan in the American Gladiators remake. He was at my kid’s school, and the guy is HUGE!

  4. Mauther
    April 28, 2011 at 8:06 pm — Reply

    I love the trailer, and part of what makes it work is thje passion everyone who worked on it had for the project. I like Sandy as an artist, but allowing him to make a major feature is probably not a great idea. I saw his feature release “Hunter/Prey”, and while it was interesting a clever, it was definitly “independent”. Its a fun scifi movie, but it really lacks in editing , and scripting.

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