Last Tuesday, director Jon Schnepp tweeted a photo of Nicholas Cage wearing the traditional yellow, blue and red “Superman” costume. The photo captioned with “The #NicCage #Superman pic that DIDN'T go round the world, but SHOULD have. Get the doc now TDOSLWH.com," promoted a 2015 documentary entitled “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?” The newly released film tackles the axed project “Superman Lives” which was supposedly led by the Oscar-winning actor.
The project, which was supposedly directed by Tim Burton, was cancelled because of production issues, E! Online noted. Aside from the “Left Behind” star, Sandra Bullock was to play Lois Lane, Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen and Christopher Walken as the villain Brainiac.
As several 90s “Superman” photos emerged, fans said the “Ghost Rider” star was fit to be the perfect “Superman.” The 51-year-old actor seemed to enjoy himself modeling a blue “Superman” bodysuit, which was featured in a teaser video posted by
Although Cage as “Superman” did not hit the big screens, he revealed a positive outlook about the axed project. Back in 2013, the “Outcast” star shared his insights with the Empire Podcast. “In a way it was a win-win for me that it didn’t work out, because the power of the imagination [allows you to] imagine what that might have been like. That might be even more powerful than the finished product, so I think it worked out," he said.
Even though he did not get to play the part, Cage is still an avid “Superman” fan. He has named his nine-year-old son Kal-El.
“The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened” was released on July 9 on Blu-Ray, DVD and VOD.