Tim Burton’s deserted “Superman Lives” film is without doubt one of the nice what-if tales in Hollywood historical past. After efficiently turning Batman right into a blockbuster movie franchise, Burton was recruited to use his contact to DC Comics’ different most iconic superhero with Nicolas Cage within the titular position. The movie was scrapped after a extremely publicized improvement course of, and stays essentially the most well-known unmade undertaking of each Burton and Cage’s careers.
In a brand new interview with BFI, Burton revealed that he nonetheless thinks in regards to the deserted movie and wonders what may have been.
“No, I don’t have regrets,” Burton stated when requested in regards to the scrapped undertaking. “I’ll say this: whenever you work that lengthy on a undertaking and it doesn’t occur, it impacts you for the remainder of your life. Since you get keen about issues, and every factor is an unknown journey, and it wasn’t there but. But it surely’s a type of experiences that by no means leaves you, just a little bit.”
The destiny of “Superman Lives” has been a well-liked matter in recent times, with many speculating that renewed curiosity in Cage’s profession and the prevalence of superhero multiverses may result in some model of the film finally being made. Cage finally paid tribute to the scrapped undertaking by suiting up as Superman for a cameo in “The Flash,” although he joked in regards to the brevity of his blink-and-you’d-miss-it look.
When requested if he was serious about enjoying Superman in a full film, Cage didn’t totally rule it out — although he made it clear that he’s completely content material to easily let followers surprise what his tackle the character would have appeared like.
“That’s at all times been each a optimistic and a adverse to me,” Cage stated in 2022. “It’s a optimistic in that it left the character, and what Tim [Burton] and I might need gotten as much as, within the realm of creativeness — which is at all times extra highly effective than that’s concrete. And a adverse in that I feel it might have been particular. Is there an opportunity? Who is aware of.”