Nicolas Cage on Superman Lives
Nicolas Cage has been chatting about the aborted Tim Burton movie, Superman Lives, which would have seen him play the Man Of Steel...
It will forever go down as one of the lost comic book movies, although Tim Burton's Superman Lives is a project of which quite a lot is known. Costume tests and story details have appeared over the years from the project, which would have rebooted Superman, before Bryan Singer ultimately got the job with Superman Returns.
In a new interview, the man who was set to play Superman, Nicolas Cage, has been chatting a little about the film that never was.
"The fact that Tim and I were pretty far down the road designing [the film] and I know that with Tim and where I was going to go, we would have done something really special", Cage told MTV, while promoting The Croods. "At least it's out there in the ether that that could have happened, but we don't have to make the movie. It's still interesting to people."
Does Cage have regrets? Seemingly not. "I do think that I had the win-win situation, because that character is such a bullseye that you have to hit. He's one of the most precious icons of our country".
A new documentary is currently in the works that's going to explore just what happened with Superman Lives in some detail. We look forward to seeing it. Superman's latest reboot arrives on the big screen this summer, courtesy of Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel.
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