Nicolas Cage believes there’s just one true Superman movie, and it by no means obtained made.

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Talking at the Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition (by way of Entertainment Weekly), Cage mentioned Superman Lives, the movie that director Tim Burton forged him for in the ’90s, would’ve been higher than Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns and Zack Snyder’s Man of Metal.

“I would offer that the movie that Tim and I would have made, in your imagination, is more powerful than any of the Superman movies,” he mentioned. “I did not even must make the movie and everyone knows what that movie would have been in your creativeness. That’s the Superman. That’s the movie. Though you by no means noticed it, it is the Superman.”

The movie, which by no means obtained off the floor, has been a supply of fascination for many years. A display take a look at of Cage in costume (beneath) discovered life on-line and a documentary known as The Demise of Superman Lives: What Occurred? was launched in 2015.

Again in 2013, Burton spoke about the movie to Huffington Post. “It was like Batman all these years in the past; there was at all times a little bit of controversy. Like, ‘Oh, it is too darkish.’ It is like, effectively, now it appears to be like like a light-hearted romp. We had been attempting to discover the extra human facet of the character and get into that entire factor.”

In 2015, Cage instructed Yahoo! that he wished the movie had been made, however he is additionally completely happy that it did not. “I would’ve loved to have seen it,” he mentioned. “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.”

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