Sometimes films become legendary even when they are not made. The mere idea of a Superman film with Nicholas Cage, playing a man of steel seems wild, and it came very close to being exposed to the cameras.
Of course, it ultimately was not, and the story of how it broke became a film in itself. One could argue that it was the signpost that caused Superman a very uncertain future on the big screen.
People believed that a man could fly
Now for over 40 years, 1978 Superman Is the standard against which all other superhero films are judged. The film had a difficult birth, none other than a script door Godfather Author Mario Pujo. Marlon Brando as Superman’s father was paid millions for less than 10 minutes, and this was one of the controversies that led to mass production.
Due in no small part to the widely praised lead performance by the then unknown Christopher Reeve, the film was a huge hit upon its release. Three sequels followed, but generally speaking, critics and audiences thought these films had slowly diminished in quality, ending with honesty but in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, when Superman was tasked with ridding Earth of nuclear weapons. The 1987 film was the biggest bomb, and poisoned not only the Superman franchise but also superhero films.
Enter Tim Burton, who made his name like inventive humor PV Big Adventure And Beetle Juice. He The Dark Knight seemed like an unexpected director, but his 1989 Batman Became a sensation, exacerbating Hollywood’s passion for all things superheroes. If he can do such magic with Batman, then why not DC’s other iconic super heroes?
Why did ‘Superman Lives’ die?
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Burton’s Superman lives It was expected to be released in the late 1990s. In 1978, the filmmaker agreed to go with an unknown to Superman as he had big stars like Brando and Gene Hackman in other roles. This is not the case with Superman lives. He aimed for a star from the beginning, and the star he chose was Nicholas Cage.
Although Cage was making action films in the late 1990s, they were not everyone’s idea of Kaal-El. A lot of people didn’t know that Cage was a major comics aficionado. According to Popculture headquarters, He named one of his sons, Kal-El, and he once owned a copy of Action Comics # 1, the famous magazine that introduced Superman to the world in 1938.
Whether or not Cage would have been a good Superman would probably never be known, Superman lives Finally granted asylum. To simplify a complex story, spending on the film was out of control before the film even started Looper. Part of that expense was Cage’s $ 20 million salary, which he still held in pocket because he had a salary or a contract to play. So unlike some others, Cage received some benefit from the project.
Now what is the status of Superman?
Superman has not had an easy time in films in recent years. Warner Bros. finally got a new 2006 film Superman Returns, But the film did well at the box office, earning $ 200 million in North America. Warner Bros. tries again with Zack Snyder’s MOf steel In 2013, and that film fared better, but many questioned its choice, which also had a climax with 9/11 such as Destruction and a Superman that makes a very questionable moral choice.
Then Superman faced outrage Batman v Superman, Which won the Regi Award for Worst Film of 2016 and became the poster child for everything with franchise filmmaking. In its form Justice League Fared slightly better, with several outrageous jokes about Henry Cavill’s digitally erased mustache. One can make a case that was the most compelling Superman film of recent years Death of superman livesAbout the abortion cage movie.
Superman may be better served on the small screen. After playing a guest role in Arrowverse Great girlSuperman, played by Tyler Hoechlin, gets his new series, Superman and lois, Which premieres on 23 February.