Nicolas Cage has insisted that the much-talked about Superman Lives would have been “really special” had it have been made.
The film, based off a screenplay by Kevin Smith and directed by Tim Burton, was originally due to be released in 1998, but never made it to production, though Cage – speaking to MTV – admits that they were well into the planning stages with the movie.
“The fact that Tim and I were pretty far down the road designing [Superman Lives], and I know that with Tim and where I was going to go, we would have done something really special. At least it’s out there in the ether that that could have happened, but we don’t have to make the movie. It’s still interesting to people.”
“I do think that I had the win-win situation, because that character is such a bullseye that you have to hit. He’s one of the most precious icons of our country.”
Cage also commented on the planned documentary chronicling the collapse of the project,Β The Death of ‘Superman Lives’: What Happened?
“It sounds fascinating…It’s a good idea.”
Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel is due for release on June 14.