Nicolas Cage as Superman
Once the 1989 “Batman” film was met with success, Warner Bros. decided they should give Tim Burton a shot at rebooting the Superman franchise as well. However, unlike “Batman,” this film titled “Superman Lives” would have likely been a huge mistake. Not only was Cage all wrong for the role of the Man of Steel, the script (originally written by Kevin Smith) went through numerous rewrites from other writers to appease producer Jon Peters, who wanted things in the script such as giant spiders, robot sidekicks, space dogs and for Superman to never fly or be seen in his iconic suit. The film was thankfully scrapped and “Wild, Wild West” (which featured a giant, mechanical spider) was produced instead.