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Nicolas Cage Talks About Superman Lives

August 4th, 2015 by Todd Black Comments

In what is now a truly well known thing, Nicolas Cage was at one time going to be Superman in a movie directed by Tim Burton. However, the movie was famously cancelled. Now, we got a documentary about “Superman Lives” and what it would’ve been about in some ways. However, Nicolas Cage himself wasn’t in the documentary. However, in a recent interview, he finally let out a few words about his time on the set and what he thought about the film and Tim Burton.

“The only thing I’ll say about that — because that is such a lighting rod hot topic and if I say anything at all it just seems to snowball — but I will say that 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 went on…

“Tim [Burton] 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 favorite filmmakers because of his originality, because of his vision.”

Well, it seems that he honestly did have a good experience on set and with Tim Burton. Makes you wonder what would’ve happened had the movie fully gone through.

Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians ( He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!