'Superman Lives' Test Footage Reveals Costumed, Squatting Nic Cage

July 7, 2015


Following up on yesterday's failed John Carter of Mars demo reel, here's some test footage from another, far weirder movie that also almost happened. This one: Tim Burton's Superman Lives, the late-'90s superhero movie that was going to stuff Nicolas Cage and his flowing, raven hair into the Superman suit. A documentary on the subject--appropriately titled The Death of "Superman Lives"; What Happened?--will be available here on Thursday, but The L.A. Times has a fascinating early look with some footage of Cage testing his movement in the shiny, scoop-neck costume he would have worn. It's pretty weird. Maybe not as weird as Nicolas Cage in a bear costume punching a woman, but you know, pretty weird.

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