Look up on the screen. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Nicolas Cage dressed as Superman!
A photo of the Academy-Award winning actor in his test costume from an aborted attempt to reboot Superman in the mid-‘90s emerged on the Internet this week.
Actor Nicolas Cage attends 2012 Giffoni Film Festival press conference last July in Italy.
The previously unseen photo gave a glimpse of what might have been had screenwriter Kevin Smith and director Tim Burton been able to get “Superman Lives” up, up and away. With it’s rubber muscle-padding, the costume looks a lot like the Bat suit that Michael Keaton wore in Burton’s “Batman.”
The picture was uploaded on DC Movies’ Twitter feed just days after Slashfilms reported that filmmaker Jon Schnepp (“Venture Bros.”) took to kickstarter to fund a documentary on the blockbuster that never was. (CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO READ MORE)