Nicolas Cage Says Warner Bros. Were "Scared" To Make Tim Burton's SUPERMAN LIVES

The Ghost Rider and Kick-Ass star looks back on nearly playing the Man of Steel in Tim Burton's zany looking Superman Lives, and goes on to say that while he no longer reads comics "as a 49-year-old man", the genre does still have a very special place in his heart. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/10/2013

In an interview with Metro about the DVD and Blu-ray release of The Croods, Nicolas Cage was asked whether starring in animated movies like that has anything to do with his well-known love of comics books. As it turns out, he's no longer the fanboy you may have previously been led to believe! "Look, the truth is I’m not obsessed with comics," the Kick-Ass star revealed. "I don’t read comics as a 49-year-old man. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but I have other interests that are more in tune with where I’m at right now. But I’m loyal and I will never forget the impressions that comics gave me as a child. They are like primitive cartoons and those characters became like a modern mythology that’s touched the world. So animated movies are like cousins to comics."

As you may already know, Cage was at one point attached to star in Tim Burton's Superman Lives, and it would have retold the famous "Death of Superman" arc, with Brainiac and Doomsday set to be the villains. Asked how close he came to actually making the rather odd looking film with the director, Cage said: "Very close. 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? Yes. Did I see some of the drawings of where he wanted to go? Yes. And I will tell you, they were fantastic and it would have been a mind-blowing experience. Did I have a concept of how to play the character? Yes, and I can tell you it would have been gutsy. So maybe Warner Brothers got scared because they had two artists that weren’t afraid to take chances." Scared or one of the most sensible choices ever?
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MrNiklander - 12/10/2013, 6:18 AM
Scared!?I can't blame them because this Lives Suit IS NOT SUPERMAN!!!!!
Kevin Smith had an awesome story till Burton removed him
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:19 AM
This is the first time I can be thankful that WB did not have any balls!
SuperCat - 12/10/2013, 6:22 AM
They were afraid of his face!

Highflyer - 12/10/2013, 6:22 AM
I'm all for taking risks but... no.
ManofSteel23 - 12/10/2013, 6:23 AM
You mention that Tim burton said the first bit in this article lol name needs changing to nic cage
SuperCat - 12/10/2013, 6:25 AM
SuperCat - 12/10/2013, 6:26 AM
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:26 AM
Well this bound to happen so I might as well kick off the Nick Cage gifs!!!!!

JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:26 AM
SuperCat - 12/10/2013, 6:27 AM
HAHAHA! Gusto is gonna hunt you down, Joe!
SuperCat - 12/10/2013, 6:28 AM
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:29 AM
@ SuperCat

I heard Gusto has a weird N. Cage fetish as well, so he should be thankful he is getting the best of both worlds.
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:29 AM
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:30 AM
SuperCat - 12/10/2013, 6:30 AM


JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:32 AM
Brainiac13 - 12/10/2013, 6:33 AM
@Joe & Supercat

LMFAO!!
SuperCat - 12/10/2013, 6:35 AM
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:36 AM
@ Brain

JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:37 AM
SuperCat - 12/10/2013, 6:37 AM
Brainiac13 - 12/10/2013, 6:37 AM
This site is Gusto obsessed.....I saw another Gusto....some freaky inter-denominational blue one.

Well at least he is the only one likes Miley.

No more Gusto's!!!!



Just the original old fart please!!!!


superdood - 12/10/2013, 6:37 AM
of course they were scared to put a shit actor in a big role like that
mctrinket - 12/10/2013, 6:38 AM
That movie would have single-handedly killed comic book movies.
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:38 AM




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Brainiac13 - 12/10/2013, 6:40 AM
@Joe

I think Cage gifs are the best....you don't get bored of them.

LOL!

That wrecking ball one is [frick]ing freaky!

Brainiac13 - 12/10/2013, 6:41 AM
I'm glad they scapped this movie. Script is a fun read...should be made into a animated movie.
Nomis - 12/10/2013, 6:41 AM
Ah yeah...I feel a CAGE match a brewing...







EntertainmentAddict - 12/10/2013, 6:41 AM
OR was it his bad acting, the stupid special suit he would need to harness the sun's powers so he could fight in the sewer, or because Tim Burton is WAY TOO DARK to do Superman?
Tuuralihn - 12/10/2013, 6:42 AM
Can we make a petition for Tim Burton to stop making movies all together? Thank god this clusterfrick never happened.
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:42 AM







P862010 - 12/10/2013, 6:42 AM
cage was such bad casting superman is suppose to look wholesome and an honest to good farmboy

cage looks like a lunatic
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:43 AM
darkknightmare2012 - 12/10/2013, 6:44 AM
i think i peed myself
SuperCat - 12/10/2013, 6:45 AM
Pasto - 12/10/2013, 6:46 AM
Did I miss the memo on people pretending to be other people?
SuperCat - 12/10/2013, 6:47 AM
JoeMomma29 - 12/10/2013, 6:48 AM
@ Pasto

That is the biggest compliment!
TheWolverine08 - 12/10/2013, 6:48 AM
I'd be scared to make a movie starring Nicolas Cage too.
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