Nicolas Cage’s Superman Did Not Live
In the 1990’s Tim Burton was directing a superhero movie with Nicolas Cage as Superman. The movie had the title ‘Superman Lives’ but wasn’t completed and the project was discontinued. Nicolas says that he feels glad that the movie wasn’t made. The documentary ‘The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?’ shows why and under what circumstances the movie was cancelled.
Nicolas stated, “I had great belief in that movie and in what Tim Burton's vision was going to be for that movie. I would've loved to have seen it, but I feel that in many ways, it was sort of a win/win because of the power of the imagination. I think people can actually see the movie in their minds now and imagine it and in many ways that might resonate more deeply than the finished project”.
He also talked about director Tim Burton and said, “Tim is the total artist, a pure artist with a real vision, and I've often said that he can create worlds and that's exactly what he does. I saw some of the tests of different characters and costumes for Krypton and they were just so surreal and so magical and beautiful. He's definitely one of my favourite filmmakers because of his originality, because of his vision”.