Superman Lives never reached the big screen but fans can get a great look at Nic Cage’s unused costume in a new image.
After directing two Batman films for Warner Bros. and DC, director Tim Burton planned on making a film titled Superman Lives, starring Nic Cage in the titular role. The movie eventually fell apart before filming even began but many of the concept art, costumes, and archival behind-the-scenes footage have since given fans a glimpse at what Superman Lives could have been. The story of the film’s production was best explained in the 2015 documentary The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? directed by Jon Schnepp.
The archival photo and images have given fans a look at what Nic Cage’s Superman suit would have looked like but now a recent image has given fans easily the clearest, up-close look at the unused costume. The image comes from writer Ray Carsillo, who posted an image on Instagram of him standing next to the costume. It was brought out of the Warner Archives for an episode of DC Daily, which airs daily on the DC Universe streaming service. Check out the incredible image of the costume below.
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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
There have been a number of films over the years about The Last Son of Krypton that never made it to the big screen but Superman Lives has become notable for a number of reasons. First off, production on the film was very close to actually going in front of cameras and second off, the idea of Nic Cage as Superman is a very unconventional casting choice, though he has since played the character in Teen Titans GO! To the Movies.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Superman and DC as soon as more information becomes available. Would you have liked to see this film come to fruition? What are some of your favorite stories about unproduced movies? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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.