Nic Cage talks Superman Lives

Says it would have been “really special”

Everyone has seen the photos of Nic Cage dolled up as Superman, but most people probably haven’t thought too seriously about what such a film might have turned out like.

However, Cage himself has been talking about the abortive Superman Lives (which was to have been directed by Tim Burton from a script by Kevin Smith) and insists it would have been awesome.

“I do think that I had the win-win situation,” explains Cage, “because that character is such a bullseye that you have to hit. He's one of the most precious icons of our country.

“The fact that Tim and I were pretty far down the road designing [Superman Lives], and I know that with Tim and where I was going to go, we would have done something really special.”

It would have been interesting to say the least. We'll find out what Zack Snyder has come up with for the character when Man Of Steel arrives in UK cinemas on 14 June 2013.

Would you have liked to have seen Superman Lives? Tell us, below!


    • FBALeal

      Mar 22nd 2013, 11:47

      Specia indeed.

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    • FBALeal

      Mar 22nd 2013, 11:47

      ...just like my spelling.

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    • trist808

      Mar 22nd 2013, 12:38

      That picture is awful ... please tell me it's some kind of fake mock-up and not actual test footage from WB back in the 90's ... looks like a Hanson brother just got out of rehab :/ As much as I enjoy certain films of Mr Cage, he would never have worked as Superman or Clark Kent, he's just not the right sort of actor nor does he look the part - although they were talking about doing the Red/Blue version of Superman at the time, maybe that's how they'd get away with Cage in the role ... but, as I think about it more, just no.

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    • petecadden

      Mar 22nd 2013, 12:55

      Is this news worthy or just the ramblings of a egotist?

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    • fowley

      Mar 22nd 2013, 13:03

      If you've seen Kevin Smith talk about Superman Lives (he was hired as a writer) - then you know how awful this movie could have been ... www. youtube. com/ watch?v=vgYhLIThTvk

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 22nd 2013, 17:38

      I am curious as to what a Tim Burton Superman movie would look like but just not with Cage as Kal El.

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    • pd122545

      Mar 22nd 2013, 19:04

      Fowley - Thank you so much for that link - It was a gem I had not discovered yet!!the payoff is priceless...

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    • seanchandler

      Mar 22nd 2013, 22:38

      A guy named Jon Schnepp is actually making a documentary about Superman Lives called "The Death of 'Superman Live.'" He's making it as a non-cynical perspective on the film. So it should be very interesting.

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    • beccafleet

      Mar 25th 2013, 7:40

      Glad it didn't happen. He would of ruined one of my favourite characters.

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