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The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?

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This is fascinating story of the most notorious Superman movie never made: Tim Burton's canceled 1998 Superman movie starring Nicolas Cage.

 

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This documentary, "The Death of Superman Lives": What Happened?" is a behind-the-scenes look at the pre-production of Superman Lives, an intended reboot of the Superman film series. Superman Lives was to be based on the 1992 DC comic The Death of Superman that was cancelled only three weeks before filming was set to begin in April, 1998.

The documentary interviews key people involved with the development of the project and features numerous conceptual artwork and designs intended for the visual look of Superman Lives. You can watch the film in its entirety below. 

 

 

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Superman can't fly or wear his suit? This is why comic book fans didn't always trust Hollywood.

I like Cage, but don't think he would've fit. With the long hair, scrawny frame and that suit, he looks like he's about to attend Burning Man, not save the world. Imho, Cage is better suited to play a villain, like Toy Man, with his off kilter style of acting.

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However, Sandra Bullock as Lois and Walken as Brainiac could've been something special.

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