Nicolas cage speaks out on superman role and praises henry cavill. Nic cage will finally get to play superman in a dc movie. And because he did such a bang up job with the first two. He has written introductions for juxtapoz magazine and. Dec 26, 2018 nicolas cages superman lives costume resurfaces in new video. Nicolas cage was born nicolas kim coppola in long beach, california, the son of comparative literature professor august coppola whose brother is director francis ford coppola and dancerchoreographer joy vogelsang. Popular comic nerd kevin smith penned the screenplay, based on the groundbreaking death of superman comic series. When nicolas cage almost became superman no longer able to fly, the son of krypton would still fight a giant spider.
Nicolas cage also trains in wing chun, karate and jeet kune do. Nicolas cage the nephew of famous director francis ford coppola, he has appeared in close to 60 films, notable highlights being faceoff 1997 and ghost rider 2007. Nicolas cage talks superman, henry cavill and possible. Angeles police are still looking for the thief who 10 years ago nabbed a valuable firstedition superman comic book from actor nicholas cage. A milliondollar comic book stolen from actor nicolas cage nearly a decade ago has been found in an old southern california storage locker. The film got canceled, however, and quickly became an internet urban legend. Superman lives was a passion project for lifelong comic book fan nicolas cage who eventually got to play marvel anti. The story would feature brainiac, lex luthor and doomsday as villains. Mar 09, 2012 the actor is an avid comic book fan and even named his son kalel after supermans kryptonian name in 2005. Nicolas cages canceled superman movie was crazier than we. Wesley strick and dan gilroy wrote the screenplays that were nearly filmed. Nicolas cage comicbook heist to become movie at lionsgate. Before it died an ignoble death, tim burtons nevermade 90s blockbuster superman lives was poised to take the man of steel where no comic book movie had gone before. For cage, part of the appeal of real estate also stemmed from his childhood.
Nicolas cage finally gets to play superman, 20 years after. He owned a copy of supermans 1938 comic book debut, and sold it for a. For the first time ever, the iconic suit that nicolas cage was supposed to wear in unrealized film superman lives has been brought out of the warner archives and put on public display for all to see. Nicolas cage finally plays superman in teen titans go. Back in the 90s, nicolas cage was going to play superman for tim burton. While it has been a while since nicolas cage has played the lead in a superhero film with ghost rider his return to finally play superman aside there seems to be a pair of roles that could. Hes a huge fan of superman to point that he even named his son kalel and famously signed on to play the character in tim burtons superman lives. In 1996, screenwriter kevin smith pitched a superman script to producer jon peters. There is also a list of films he has produced and his appearances in television. Story of nicolas cages stolen superman comic heading to big screen. Nicolas cage wouldnt mind playing dc comics villain lex. Apr 11, 2011 its probably the most notorious comic book heist ever. He owned a copy of superman s 1938 comic book debut, and sold it.
Mystery surrounds the lostandfound status of nicolas cages superman comic book. Nicholas cage calls his man of steel in cancelled superman. He was the first black superhero to be featured as the protagonist and title character of a comic book. This is the story of a film undone in development hell, writes nicholas. Nicolas cages superman lives costume resurfaces in new video.
Unfortunately, despite the project going through numerous drafts and costumes being designed, it was cancelled by. Jun 20, 2016 when nicolass second child was born, in 2005, cage named his newborn son kalel coppola cage. Nicolas cage starred in 29 films that either went directtodvd or limited release, and a few are amazing. The superman dilemma can superman save batman and the world of comic book movie franchises with a new flick starring nicholas cage. Nicolas cage was cast as clark kent superman in tim burtons cancelled superman film. Weve been selling comics since 1961 our first sale. Dec 10, 20 the comment is an interesting reversal for the actor who, at san diego comiccon, has often talkedup his love of reading comic books. Garant and lennon are on board as producers but the film so far has no director attached. Cage changed his name early in his career to make his. Just as nick was named after a comic book character, luke cage, so he has named his son after the comic book character kalel aka superman. But when this issue along with an issue of detective comics no. The theft and eventual recovery of nicolas cage s superman comic book is going to be turned into a movie the hollywood reporter says lionsgate has acquired the script action no.
Superman came back to the big screen in 2006s superman returns, a project henry cavill auditioned for. Nicolas cage insists his superman lives would have been. Superman lives previously titled superman reborn is the title for a canceled superman movie intended for production during the 1990s. It is possible that, at the time, he may have simply been talking about comic books that he read not comic books he is actively reading or cage may simply have been trying to ground his comic book clout, while pitching a ghost rider sequel that few people.
Nicholas cages comic book is found, but the thief is still at large. Story of nicolas cages stolen superman comic heading to. What happened when nicolas cage discovered his action. Jul 10, 2015 popular comic nerd kevin smith penned the screenplay, based on the groundbreaking death of superman comic series. Actor nicolas cages stolen vintage superman comic book found. About 100 copies of the issue still exist but experts claim only five copies are of equal value to cage s.
A rare comic book that was stolen from actor nicolas cage over a decade ago has been found in a disused storage locker. The actor is an avid comic book fan and even named his son kalel after superman s kryptonian name in 2005. Its safe to say nicolas cage is a superman superfan he named one of his sons kalel, in honor of supermans birth name. Proof that nic cages superman could have looked pretty amazing.
Dec 23, 2018 for the first time ever, the iconic suit that nicolas cage was supposed to wear in unrealized film superman lives has been brought out of the warner archives and put on public display for all to see. Jul 29, 2018 cage once owned a copy of action comics no. Cage got his second chance when he agreed to do a cameo voiceover for superman in the animated film, teen titans go. Luke cage is hired by a chicago newspaper as their resident superhero with cage getting to take down bad guys for money and the newspaper getting the story. Superman comic stolen from nicolas cage is found bbc news.
In light of the holiday season, dc daily has treated its viewers to a special blast from the past. Actor nicolas cage said it was divine providence that his stolen vintage comic book was found 11 years later in a storage unit in southern california. Nicolas cage on superman, justice league, and whether hed. Nicolas cage talks superman, henry cavill and possible directors september 16, 2018 movie news 7 with all the speculation this past week about whether henry cavill was leavingsacked as superman, whether wed see another superman movie any time soon, and which actors might be in line for the role if cavill was finished, is it any wonder that. The film was to be directed by tim burton and produced by jon peters. Nicholas cages comic book is found, but the thief is. Mystery surrounds the lostandfound status of nicolas cage s superman comic book. Its safe to say nicolas cage is a superman superfan he named one of his sons kalel, in honor of superman s birth name. Could nicolas cages failed superman movie actually have been.
Kalel being the real kryptonian homeland name for superman. The interview also turned to cage s much publicised love of comic books, and whether he has any interest in appearing in another comic book movie. Its an intriguing role for cage, arguably the most famous superman fan in hollywood. Nicolas cages stolen 1938 superman comic book sells for. Casting nicolas cage as superman, though, seems only possible in cult fantasy. Nicolas cage stolen superman comic book to become movie. Cage is a fan and collector of painter and underground comic artist robert williams.
Not knowing exactly when it happened, but after several parties in 2000, cage noticed that three of his most valuable comic books to ever hit the market history were missing. The drowning man, script by marc mclaurin, pencils by dwayne turner, inks by chris ivy. Nicolas cage isnt just an actor taking a part here either. Although the project has captured the publics imagination, he declined to appear in the 2015 crowdfunded documentary. And nicolas cage stagenamed himself after luke cage. He, in a way, took over as the new watcher when the other watchers transformed him into the unseen, forcing him to watch events at earth but to never interfere. Nicholas cage replaces henry cavill as superman in bizarre. When cage goes after a mobster, he ends up fighting hardcore, a villain with an agenda that includes. The superman lives costume was unveiled on an episode of dc daily. In 2007, he created a comic book with his son weston, called voodoo child, which was published by virgin comics. In addition to having almost played superman in tim burtons liveaction film, the actor has owned. The actor is an avid comic book fan and even named his son kalel. Superman lives was a passion project for lifelong comic book fan nicolas cage who eventually got to play marvel antihero ghost rider.
You might remember back in 2000 when a very rare superman comic book was stolen from actor nicolas cages hollywood home. Story of the theftreturn of nicholas cages superman comic. Could nicolas cages failed superman movie actually have. Sep 11, 2017 before it died an ignoble death, tim burtons nevermade 90s blockbuster superman lives was poised to take the man of steel where no comic book movie had gone before. Through the years nicolas cage collected quite some special and rare comic books, like action comics no. Mar, 2018 the film would have starred nicolas cage in the title role as the son of krypton, and who knows how our comic book movie history might be different had that film come to fruition. He is of italian father and polish, german, and english mother descent. The filmography of american actor, director and producer, nicolas cage includes the year the film was or will be released, the name of his character, the director, and other related notes.
Luke cage vs johnny cage and nicolas cage battles comic vine. The oscar winner hocks his collection of 400 golden age issues, including the first appearances of such heroes as superman and robin. Story of nicolas cages stolen superman comic heading to big. Dec 26, 2018 dc daily just offered fans their best look yet at nicholas cages superman costumes from the unproduced film superman lives. Jun 28, 2019 eventually, nicholas cage would play a comic book character in the twp ghost rider films. Nicolas cage thinks hed be the perfect joker screen rant. Nicolas cage s nearlypristine copy of action comics no.
Luke cage power man is a fictional superhero appearing in american comic books published by marvel comics. In april of 1998, cage appeared on the tonight show with jay leno, where he explained that a child convinced him that superman needed red trunks, previously he had been against the trunks while developing the movie. Nicolas cages comic book collection was renowned as one of the most impressive celebrityowned collections of comic books. Following reports earlier this week henry cavill may be out as the dceus superman, comic book superfan. According to an account comicconnect ceo stephen fishler posted on a collectors website, cage had the books. Comic book fan cage was once linked to a film version of superman and has a son called kalel the birth name given to the indestructible hero.
Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports. Eventually, nicholas cage would play a comic book character in the twp ghost rider films. And his 12yearold son kalel was named for supermans. The real heartbreaker, however, was the disappearance of action comics no. In 2011 is turned up among the contents of an abandoned storage locker, going on to set sales records in november when it. Nicholas cage replaces henry cavill as superman in bizarre image.
Bbc culture when nicolas cage almost became superman. It is the first superman comic, titled action comics no. This comic book is also the first featuring a superhero, and is considered to be the most valuable comic in the world. Story of the theftreturn of nicholas cages superman. Later, they hired nicolas cage still on a hot streak from big blockbusters like.655 896 1413 1103 1098 71 1103 1389 1446 732 1370 252 906 1091 727 940 340 984 675 102 1027 803 985 128 709 625 245 947 119 362 274 1098 923 61 1027 1185 412