Prototype Toy Created for Tim Burton's SUPERMAN LIVES

The website timburton.jp has posted what appears to be the first action figure for Tim Burton's failed Superman film, that would've starred Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel.

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By nailbiter111 - 1/15/2012


Let me start off by saying thank you Tim Burton for doing such a stellar job with your two Batman films. No, they aren't even close to the brilliance of Nolan, but they were a huge improvement over the campy Adam West television show. With that out of the way, I think most of us would agree it was a blessing that Burton's Superman was never made.

The images below I'm gonna guess are a prototype of the "Recovery Suit" Superman that was seen in previously posted concept art.







Source: timburton.jp
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comicoverlord - 1/15/2012, 1:39 AM
Good Lord! It just doesn't get better. Everything from this just looks terrible. Safe to say we dodged a bullet.
DeadWebHead - 1/15/2012, 1:49 AM
@comicoverlord: I actually wish this movie would've gotten made. It's not like it could've been any worse than Returns and at least this had a chance of not being boring

Also... I'm so sick of Nolanites. I find it ridiculous to praise him with such a "brilliant" portrayal of the batman universe. Burton's movies were FAR more accurate to the source material. The only thing Nolan has done right by the comics is Scarecrow.

Im glad the second one was called The Dark Knight... made it easier to pretend that wasn't the joker.
novaprime - 1/15/2012, 1:59 AM
Lmao nottin to say at All.
joeker - 1/15/2012, 1:59 AM
Sweet baby jesus!! My eyes they burn! Get this pile of horse shit out of my sight LOL
@deadwebbhead in my opinion this shit would.of seriously set back CBM I haven't seen a decent thing from this and returns was pretty good, it was dark very Batmanesk but I am far from Nolanite but i can't deny how well those films have done and heath ledgers portral of the joker was genius those films, whether you agree or not, has helped the CBM genre
JustinMSalvato - 1/15/2012, 2:00 AM
No DeadWebHead, it would have been WORSE than Superman Returns.
loum410 - 1/15/2012, 2:04 AM
@DeadWebHead..well im a "Nolanite"...of course it wasnt accurate...no one praised him at all for accuracy...Thats why hes so "brilliant". The movie doesnt have to be accurate at all to make it great...you just need the right material. nolan took a cartoon comicbook..and transformed it into a REAL WORLD movie...the stuff in the movie could actually happen...thats why its so brilliant.
comicoverlord - 1/15/2012, 2:05 AM
@Dead... I definitely agree with you on the Returns stuff. But I disagree about the Nolan bit. Every creative team in the comics has done things a bit differently. I don't mind seeing someone's new version of any particular character. I think it's actually a cool thing. But at the same time, maybe you do as well and just didn't like Nolan's version. Which I have no problem with. We are each to our own tastes.

But yeah the "worship" factor is a little annoying. I enjoy the movies... but yeah... some are a bit much.
JDUKE25 - 1/15/2012, 2:17 AM
Crap crap crap
comicbookjerk - 1/15/2012, 2:24 AM
THIS MOVIE WOULD HAVE BEEN EPIC!!! WAY BETTER THAN SUPERMAN RETURNS!
DarrkEvil - 1/15/2012, 2:46 AM
I agree with comicbookjerk..
Those who have read 'death of superman' , 'reign of supermen' storylines will agree with me.. bcz the movie's concept has an epic feel to it like the comics..and I wouldn't mind seeing Nic Cacge as Superman (if he was doing this movie in the 90..lol :)
DarrkEvil - 1/15/2012, 2:47 AM
*90s
Hey Galactus..
edit button plz ???
DravenWayne88 - 1/15/2012, 3:01 AM
Lmao God how I wish this movie could've been made, just for the laugh factor alone. And say what you want, love or hate it, it would've been, without a shadow of a doubt, entertaining as hell!

I'm gonna jump in here and with DeadWebHead and comicoverlord on the Nolanites and just the general worshiping factor on with some fans. I can see why many people enjoy Nolan's take on Batman, but as a fan of the comics, I don't.

@loum410, when you said, "The movie doesnt have to be accurate at all to make it great...you just need the right material" I gotta disagree with that. No matter what it is that your making, if its an adaptation of other work, then there should be at least some level of accuracy. When Nolan took his so called realistic approach, he changed the format from the comics in many ways big time, which was perfectly fine, but one aspect he should've kept accurate was the essence of who Bruce Wayne/Batman really is. Even though he changed the look of Scarecrow and Joker, he still kept their sick personalities, their overall twisted mind frame, how they methodically conduct themselves, and in general, maintained the essence of these characters, but he lost that with Batman. In the movies you lose the brooding & damaged man, the brilliant & cunning mind, and just the badass alpha male attitude... Not to mention the physical factor, with how Bale looks way to skinny. Batman is a character that keeps his body at perfection. I know its not realistically possible to do that but Bale should have bulked up the way that(forgot his name) the new guy playing Superman has..... Point is, if your creating an adaptation, you gotta have some level accuracy.
UncleTee - 1/15/2012, 3:02 AM
Oh dear... Looks like the kind of toys you get at McD's.
joeker - 1/15/2012, 3:17 AM
It looks like something out of Tron
Kayo - 1/15/2012, 3:23 AM
woudn't mind seeing Superman Lives but not Cage as the man of steel.
marvel72 - 1/15/2012, 3:43 AM
thank f*ck this film never got made.
NeoBaggins - 1/15/2012, 3:56 AM
"Burton's movies were FAR more accurate to the source material."-DeadWebHead

Joker killed Bruce's parents.

Joker dies right after his origin.

The Penguin is a pale-faced mutant that eats raw fish.

Penguin Dies after his origin; he has mutant Penguin pallbearers

Catwoman becomes Catwoman after being brought back to life by magic cats.

Catwoman learned Kung Fu in 30 seconds.

Catwoman likes the taste of live birds.

Harvey Dent and Bruce Wayne don't associate. Oh wait, that was Lando Calrissian.

BATMAN kills people.

Yeah, Burton is on point with the source material. TFOH
comicoverlord - 1/15/2012, 4:06 AM
Touche', Mr Baggins. Touche'.
Djleroy - 1/15/2012, 4:21 AM
Wow he looks so angry, but I guess I would be if I was in that suit! Ha
MaddMonkk - 1/15/2012, 4:22 AM
That is a toy you might find at Goodwill in a box in the back for 25 cents.
d300 - 1/15/2012, 4:33 AM
it alright nothing amazing
nld3 - 1/15/2012, 5:24 AM
Iron Superman!
nikgrid - 1/15/2012, 5:27 AM
Stop saying "Nolanites" you fvcking tools. You're worse than knob-ends who say "Meh"
CraptainAmerica - 1/15/2012, 5:39 AM
Some of the calibre of comments on here is [frick]in retarded

I loved Burton's take on Batman. Despite its floors and inaccuracies. But this doesn't count as "thinking outside of the box" and not bring "generic". It's called [frick]ing with shit just for the sake of [frick]ing with shit.

I love Nolan's take on Batman. Despite it innaccuracies. But that doesn't make me a Nolanite. It makes me a fan of good filmmaking. I like all of his other work, not just the Batman movies. To say his fight scenes are the "worst" is pretentious in itself.

So for people to complain about Nolan's break from the source material but still championing this abomination is ridiculous. It wouldn't have been "cool" to see this made, it would have set CBM's back years and left it in a state where the genre was laughable yet again.

And Cage as Superman?...that's the poo icing on a turd cake if ever I heard one.
113 - 1/15/2012, 5:45 AM
Ironically, Tim Burton could of killed Superman in film for a generation if Superman Lives ever saw the light of day.
subzero1077 - 1/15/2012, 5:49 AM
You guys post more news about this failed Superman movie then you do about Man of Steel, wtf?
SecretAvenger001 - 1/15/2012, 5:50 AM
Just think if this movie had been made Nic Cage may have never worked on another movie again! See that take a negative and make a positive!
Markus316 - 1/15/2012, 6:15 AM
Let me guess...The Villian was Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE?
Spidey91 - 1/15/2012, 6:29 AM
you know what? that suit could have worked if it was a proper STEEL movie,but with Superman? F*CK NO!

and no Iron Man jokes? c'mon guys! :P
SimyJo - 1/15/2012, 6:29 AM
You don't bring a knife to a gun-fight.

You don't get a Goth involved in a SuperHero movie reboot.
NeoBaggins - 1/15/2012, 6:30 AM
@ELgUaSoN lmao Man, I put you to work. But what a horrible mess. What argument are those mismatched scenes and comic clips supposed to challege? There's nothing more I can add to the point I've already made. Oh wait; Cat suit with stiches and fat ass Joker.

And far as rewatch value goes; I haven't watched the Burton films since VHS tape.
Jolt17 - 1/15/2012, 6:49 AM
The movie actually had a nice concept, I'll give it that. But so far from what I've seen and heard, the details, looks, and nearly everything else of it...none of them would've made a good movie.

And Burton and Nolan's Batman series are great in their own ways. Both had flaws and brilliances of their own...and in the end, it's just each person's preference that people debate about.
Supes17 - 1/15/2012, 6:56 AM
@ELgUaSoN: Wrong:p
RunDTC - 1/15/2012, 7:00 AM
hm. watching Nic Cage as Superman.......disturbing.
ZombieOverEasy - 1/15/2012, 7:00 AM
If this film would have happened...it would have put the final screw in the CBM coffin.
RyanLantern77 - 1/15/2012, 7:01 AM
WHEN WILL THIS SHITSTORM OF SUPERMAN LIVES CONCEPT ART AND PROTOTYPES END!?!?
Daniellantern - 1/15/2012, 7:05 AM
There is no way this movie would be better than Superman Returns.

@ELgUaSoN:
Burton's Batman was good. Classic and ghotic.
I like the way you post those images with comparison between comic book and the movie's scene and make us believe that Burton's Batman is more faithful to the source material. It's not the way you see how faithful the director to the source material. If you want it that way, then Zack Snyder should make every CBM. *If you watch 300 and Watchmen*

I think Nolan is more faithful director. In case of The Dark Knight. He read The Killing Joke, take the point of the story, explore the character and see how it could be adapt in the big screen or even real world. =)
Supes17 - 1/15/2012, 7:08 AM
@Intruder:
Yeah I get where ur coming from. But I only noticed the cop thing on TDK. Batman Begins didn't feel "realistic" to me, just more modern
Jolt17 - 1/15/2012, 7:17 AM
Intruder: Yes, and I also agree on the point about the era differences.

And well, they're also two different directors with two different styles. We all know how Burton is a...'gothic' styled director or something like that, and how realistic Nolan is. Regarding the differences from the material source, I think it's also due to each director's style. Burton could make Batman movies that looked like they stayed loyal to the comic books because he's that kind of fantastical director (and also at that time, realism wasn't a big deal either I believe), while the changes; e.g. the creepy Penguin, etc., I believe were there because of that his 'gothic' style I mentioned before. Same goes to Nolan...well, we all know how his movies went.
headlopper - 1/15/2012, 7:29 AM
@NeoBaggins - Woooooooo! You're my hero for the hour.

Perfectly stated.

I'll add one thing: Tim Burton's 'Batman' flicks were nothing more than live action cartoons!

I actually PREFER the campy TV show because it knew what it was and didn't pretend to be something else!
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