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This year saw Henry Cavill joining the likes of George Reeves, Christopher Reeve, Tom Welling and Brandon Routh by donning the red cape as Superman for Zack Snyder's reboot Man of Steel. However, had Tim Burton had his way, we'd also be adding Nicolas Cage to that list, with the pair both attached to a reboot entitled Superman Lives during the mid-90s; now, if you're even vaguely familiar with this project, it's unlikely that you'll shed too many tears over the fact that the plug was pulled, but according to Cage himself, it means we've missed out on a "gutsy" take on the Man of Steel.

"Very close, " Cage told Metro when asked how close Superman Lives came to being a reality. "Look, I’m not going to be one of these guys that’s going to be, like, lamenting things. But is Tim Burton one of my favourite directors? »

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