Superman is alive! It comes from a distance and depicts a young Nicolas Cage, who would become a very special version of the Man of Steel. A film that Warner Bros. proposed with Tim Burton behind the cameras after its successful superhero vision of Batman in the cinema, but which ultimately fell on deaf ears. Nevertheless, several costume tests were conducted with Cage in the Superman suit in the mid-90s before its cancellation. Recently, The Flash recreated this version of the Man of Steel for his various Multiversal cameos via CGI, something Burton himself denied in a recent interview: “I’m silently rebelling.”
Tim Burton disagrees with Superman Lives! cameo
The director of “Batman” or “Edward Scissorhands” – among many other films – says in an interview with the British Film Institute that he is not comfortable using his idea about Superman as a CGI cameo for a current film “That’s it.” “One of those AI things, and that’s why I think I’ve had enough of the studio,” says the filmmaker.
“You can take what you did, Batman or whatever, and culturally abuse it, or whatever you want to call it. As a slave to Disney and Warner, they can do whatever they want. That’s why in the last years of my life I’ve been silently rebelling against all of this,” says Tim Burton about the current tendency of said studios to recreate works from the past at will.
As for the opportunity he had in the past to adapt Superman on the big screen, Burton has no regrets: “No, I don’t regret it. I’ll tell you this: When you work so hard on a project and it doesn’t come to fruition, it affects you for the rest of your life. Because you have a passion for things and every thing is a journey into the unknown, and I hadn’t gotten there yet. But it’s one of those experiences that never leaves you, at least not a little bit,” concludes the director.