What Nicolas Cage Superman Could Have Been
What could this movie had done for the Superman Franchise, I know one thing it would have kept it alive. Very odd screen shot but none the less it is out there.
Ever wonder what Nicolas Cage would have looked like had he played Superman in the late 1990s movie Superman Lives? That was the scrapped version that would have been directed by Tim Burton from a screenplay by Kevin Smith (and rewritten by Wesley Strick) and produced by Jon Peters.
Cage's casting as the last son of Krypton caused as much of a stir amongst fanboys as Michael Keaton's had when he won the title role in Burton's Batman. Filming on Superman Lives was to have begun in 1998 in Pittsburgh, but Warner Bros. ultimately put the project on hold due to its ballooning budget. Both Cage and Burton eventually dropped out of the project, but not after concept art and costume designs were made. And after years in-development and millions spent, Warners would ultimately scrap the entire "Death of Superman" storyline, jettison Peters as the picture's producer, and take a whole new approach with 2006's Superman Returns.
Mania points out this video at TimBurton.jp (also available at YouTube) that purports to show a costume test of Cage in the redesigned Superman suit. Cage sports long black hair, a la the hairstyle worn by Superman after his rebirth in the comics. A screen cap from the video can be seen below.
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