Smith’s content for Superman Lives landed Tim Burton to direct, and Burton employed Wesley Strick (Batman Returns) to revise the content. Nicolas Cage was given a role as Superman and the venture began to come to fruition with a mid year 1998 delivery date set to harmonize with Superman’s 60th commemoration. The venture was required to be postponed and many of the creatives continued on, yet the chance of what may have been has interested many and roused the late Jon Schneep profound plunge narrative The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?, which talked with many of the central parts engaged with the task.
Affleck would proceed to play an adaptation of Superman in an altogether different way when he played entertainer George Reeves, who broadly played Superman on TV, in the 2006 film Hollywoodland, which ended up delivering in theaters that very year as Superman Returns. Affleck would obviously join the DC Universe as Batman close by Henry Cavill’s Superman. While Rooker didn’t play Lex Luthor, he played a lesser-known DC supervillain, Savant, in The Suicide Squad. Now it stays another miracle of how unique Affleck’s profession would have gone had he handled the job of Superman and on the off chance that the film had been delivered in theaters.
Smith related more insights concerning his time dealing with Superman Lives and keeping in mind that many of it was stuff fans definitely knew, he dropped an insight concerning who he needed for Superman and Lex Luthor. Smith uncovers he composed the piece of Superman in light of Affleck, and Lex Luthor was future Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker who had recently gazed in Smith’s film Mallrats. Maker Jon Peters rather needed Sean Penn, subsequent to seeing the film Dead Man Walking.
“I was composing it for Affleck, it was very Mallrats roused on the grounds that my Lex Luthor was Michael Rooker and my Superman was Ben. Ben was warming up, I think he had quite recently been employed for Armageddon so I resembled ‘he could be a genuine celebrity’. He has dim hair, I’m that uncreative where I’m similar to ‘Ben has dim hair, Superman has dull hair. Ben’s tall’. That was the thing, Affleck might notice from pictures however he’s a f* monster like he’s constructed like a superhuman, fabricated like a goliath activity figure, especially with the tallness. And afterward he puts on the muscles there as well. So in my mind and heart, it was always Ben and Michael Rooker which is an abnormal Mallrats gathering.”