Check out never-before-seen Superman Returns $10 million opening

Think you know everything there is about Superman Returns? Apparently, director Bryan Singer shot an alternate opening sequence for the 2006 film that's never seen the light of day, and now it's surfaced online.

Before sticking us with a title card, cast credits and John Williams' famous score, Bryan Singer had another intro in mind. He filmed a sequence where Superman was flying in space trying to find what was left of his home planet Krypton.

The alternate version doesn't really add or take away from the final product, but it did cost a pretty penny to make. An estimated $10 million was spent on the scene, which is a lot of dough for roughly five minutes of screen time. It must be nice to be able to toss that kind of money to the wind.

The following video is the missing piece of the Superman puzzle that we've been hearing so much about. It features Brandon Routh and no dialogue, which shouldn't come as a surprise, since he didn't speak much during the film as a whole.

What do you think of the alternate opening for Superman Returns? Should they have kept it?

(via Rope of Silicon)

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