If you’ve been around for a while, then you surely remember the time that separated 1987’s Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
from 2006’s Superman Returns
. Long story short, Hollywood burned through many scripts when trying to resurrect the Man of Steel
for the big screen, with none of them coming to fruition. There was one that came dangerously close to doing so, though.
We are, of course, talking about Superman Lives. Set to have been directed by Tim Burton
, it would’ve starred Nicolas Cage
as Big Blue and was all but ready to begin filming before the plug was pulled by Warner Bros
. Now, we could probably discuss this all day, but for the most comprehensive source out there, it’s best you consult the documentary that chronicled the ill-fated flick, as it really is a fascinating watch.
Anyways, while recently speaking with Variety
at the Sundance Film Festival this week,