September 12, 2017: Nicolas Cage Talks About Failed "Superman Lives" Movie

by Neil Cole

As many Superman fans know, actor Nicolas Cage and director Tim Burton spent many years throughout the 1990s working on bringing the Man of Steel back to the silver screen in what would ultimately become the failed "Superman Lives" project.

The movie has long been a hot topic of discussion when it comes to failed film productions and a 2015 documentary titled "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?" offered an entertaining and indepth look into the project while also showcasing footage of Cage's costume test and interviews with various individuals attached to the film.

Cage has touched on the film in numerous interviews over the years and recently offered a bit more insight about the project at the Toronto International Film Festival when asked about his opinion on how the Man of Steel is currently being portrayed onscreen. Here's an excerpt:

"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," stated Cage. "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."

Cage currently stars alongside actress Selma Blair in the horror film "Mom and Dad" which reunites the Oscar-winning star with director Brian Taylor (who co-directed "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" in 2011).

Watch the complete interview with Cage at