Old footage of Nicolas Cage’s Superman Lives costume test has begun to recirculate online.
Long before Zack Snyder’s Superman origin movie Man of Steel kickstarted the DC Extended Universe, Nicolas Cage was set to play the Last Son of Krypton in a project known as Superman Lives. Batman helmer Tim Burton was set to direct the movie, which would have featured three of Superman’s most iconic villains — Brainiac, Lex Luthor and Doomsday.
Production on Superman Lives was expected to begin in 1998, but the movie was plagued by behind-the-scemes drama that led to rewrites and Nicolas Cage exiting the project in 2000. Footage of Nicolas Cage wearing his Superman Lives costume is currently making the rounds online, giving fans a look at the superhero outfit.
You can check out Nicolas Cage’s Superman Lives costume test below.
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Nicolas Cage’s Superman Lives was the subject of the 2015 documentary The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? by Jon Schnepp. Thought Superman Lives was cancelled, Nicolas Cage did get to play the Man of Steel nearly 20 years later. The 55-year-old actor voiced the iconic DC Comics character in last year’s Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, which received positive reviews from critics and audiences and grossed 52.1 million a the worldwide box office.
Henry Cavill was the last actor to bring Superman to life on the big screen, but his future as the Man of Steel is currenty uncertain. Last year, Cavill dropped out of talks to return as Superman for a cameo in the Shazam! movie, though it was still able to include the character by refraining from showing his head in the frame during his brief appearance. Cavill’s future as Superman came into question amid rumors suggesting that Warner Bros. will be focusing on introducing Supergirl in the DCEU and shelving Superman as a result. 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel is writing the script for the Supergirl film, which will be an origin story for Kara Zor-El.
Fans can catch Nicolas Cage as Superman in Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, which is available on all home media formats. Here’s the official synopsis for the movie:
It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, the film features the voice talents of Greg Cipes as Beast Boy, Scott Menville as Robin, Khary Payton as Cyborg, Tara Strong as Raven, Hyden Walch as Starfire, Will Arnett as Slade Wilson and Kristen Bell as Jade Wilson.
Teen Titans GO! To The Movies is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Stay tuned for the latest news on Nicolas Cage and Superman’s future on the big screen.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.