Nicolas Cage Thinks His Unmade Superman Film Is The Most Powerful Superman Movie

The imagination is a powerful thing. At least that’s what prolific actor Nicolas Cage believes. He even goes as far as to say that his unmade Superman film by Tim Burton, titled Superman Lives, is the most powerful Man Of Steel film ever.

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Before Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill played Superman, one other actor was in line to play the Kryptonian onscreen. Cage and Burton spent several years working on an incomplete Superman film back in the ’90s. The ill-fated film has been the subject of a lot of ridicule and debate online (it even spawned a popular documentary in 2015 called The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?). However, the Oscar-winning actor thinks all that is irrelevant. While promoting his upcoming movie Mom And Dad, Cage told EW that he believes it is even more “powerful” because it wasn’t made:

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. 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.

The power of imagination really is something special. Watch the video of the conversation below:


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  1. Cage is battling it out with Steven Segall to be in every movie on netflix .Wile he was t in the superman movie you show he was in the documentary about it on Hulu so that’s another film credit …

  2. I found the documentary quite intriguing and i have a copy of the screenplay and I don’t think the script would have translated well to film. I mean superman didn’t fly, he jumped all over the place!

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