Why Superman Lives was never made
Superman Lives was the Tim Burton-directed reinvigoration of the Man of Steel that came so close to being filmed, it was reportedly three weeks away from shooting before the plug was pulled. With Nicolas Cage cast as Superman, and a script originally penned by Kevin Smith that was based on the popular comic book series, The Death of Superman, this superhero film had some rather unexpected names attached to it. But as it sometimes goes in Hollywood, creative differences can forge a chasm so wide, not even the powerful allure of working on a Superman movie can bridge it. Here's why Superman Lives actually died, and it wasn't due to Kryptonite.