As Superman fans know, back in the 1990s Nicolas Cage was set to play the Man of Steel in the never-made film “Superman Lives”. The fact that it was never made makes it better than other actual Superman films says Cage.
“I would offer that the movie that Tim [Burton] and I would have made, in your imagination, is more powerful than any of the Superman movies,” Cage told Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE, and InStyle at the Toronto International Film Festival when asked about his take on how Superman is being portrayed onscreen at the moment. “I didn’t even have to make the movie and we all know what that movie would have been in your imagination. That is the Superman. That is the movie. Even though you never saw it – it is the Superman.”
We all do have our own specific idea of what makes a good Superman film, and in our own minds we try to imagine just what “Superman Lives”, or any other never-made Superman film, would be like if it actually happened. We have an ideal picture in our heads that doesn’t always come to fruition on the big screen.
While “Superman Lives” would no doubt have been interesting… We’ll never really know whether it would have been “more powerful than any of the Superman movies” that actually got made. We’ll just have to continue to imagine…