Nicolas Cage's Superman Suit From SUPERMAN LIVES Put on Public Display for the First Time
We’re all familiar with Tim Burton’s unproduced film Superman Lives, which would have starred Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel.
Over the years we’ve seen some behind the scenes photos and video of Nic Cage wearing different versions of the Superman suit that would have been featured in the film. There was even a documentary on the film that was produced by the late John Schnepp in 2015 called The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?
Well, Warner Bros. Has pulled the finalized version of the Superman suit for the film out from the archives and put it on public display for the first time!
This gives us our best and most up-close look at the suit yet. The big reveal came from the most recent episode of DC Daily. It’s pretty cool! Whenever I see anything new from this film, I can’t help but wonder how it would have turned out.
Superman Lives started development in 1996. Kevin Smith was hired to write the initial script for the film, but producer Jon Peters has his own silly ideas for what he wanted in the movie.
Peters thought that Superman shouldn’t fly in the film, and he wanted the hero to fight a giant spider in the film. He also wanted to include a scene where the villain, Bainiac, fought a polar bear. Oh yeah! How could I forget that ‘space dog’’pet he wanted to give Superman!
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So it was a big deal today when we brought out from the Warner Archives one of Nicolas Cage’s Superman suits from the never-made “Superman Lives”. Check out the full reveal on the DC YouTube page in today’s episode of #DCDaily. Or just enjoy me having a Jimmy Olsen-like moment here. #DCComics #SupermanLives
When previously talking about the film, Cage said:
“The only thing I’ll say about that — because that is such a lighting rod hot topic and if I say anything at all it just seems to snowball — but I will say that I had great belief in that movie and in what Tim Burton’s vision was going to be for that movie. I would’ve loved to have seen it, but I feel that in many ways, it was sort of a win/win because of the power of the imagination. I think people can actually see the movie in their minds now and imagine it and in many ways that might resonate more deeply than the finished project."
Check out some video footage of Cage’s Superman suit below and let us know what you think! The big unveil is at the very end of the video.