Photographs of Costume Sculpts from Tim Burton's "Superman Lives" Revealed

Photographs of Costume Sculpts from Tim Burton's "Superman Lives" Revealed

The Steve Johnson FX Facebook page has recently uploaded some pictures from Tim Burton's canceled "Superman Lives" movie.

The album includes photographs taken of a number of different suit designs, sculpts and tests. Many of the photographs show some of the film's suit designs in detail that hasn't been seen before.

More images can be found at Steve's Page.
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hovis5818 - 10/29/2010, 8:06 AM
Wow - great find - don't like any of them tho - have you seen this?

I could listen to Kevin Smith for hours on end!
jonmyers1982 - 10/29/2010, 8:16 AM
Vital - 10/29/2010, 8:18 AM
Is that Nicolage Cage's mold wearing the blue suit?
hovis5818 - 10/29/2010, 8:20 AM
@ Chad - I think so...
jbak368 - 10/29/2010, 8:41 AM
Cage was going to star in this movie, so it seems likely.
StrangerX - 10/29/2010, 9:02 AM
WTF is that I'm so glad this F*n movie didn't get made that suit looks like crap.
CorndogBurglar - 10/29/2010, 9:02 AM
christ, this would have been so ridiculous...
marvel72 - 10/29/2010, 9:03 AM
cool find,mate.

but i must say thank f*ck tim burton didn't make it.
santoanderson - 10/29/2010, 9:30 AM
It looks like Lord Zed from the Power Rangers.
sagekilz - 10/29/2010, 9:30 AM
I can't stand Burton.
Curmudgeon - 10/29/2010, 9:30 AM
Anyone remember the Electric Blue Superman from the late 90's-early 00's?

They did that because of what they wanted to do with the Burton movie.

These pics are an example of that.
airbeyonder18 - 10/29/2010, 9:31 AM
Shaman - 10/29/2010, 9:34 AM
For Superman to have suffered that martyrdom, he would have been that much more comparable to Jesus!
Hawksblueyes - 10/29/2010, 9:37 AM
We dodged one hellofa bullet with this getting canned.
MatchesMalone - 10/29/2010, 9:39 AM
Awful! Just awful! How can Burton have gotten Batman so close to being right and Superman so far off the mark?! I would love to have the Nic Cage dummy for target practice!

@MaxJaybo- Yeah, but that version of Superman sucked ass and everyone knew that eventually he would be returning to the Superman we all know and love.
JoshWilding - 10/29/2010, 9:40 AM
And I thought Bryan Singer's take on Superman was bad...
jbender - 10/29/2010, 9:44 AM
Good thing Marvel characters were having good movies made. It kicked Warner Bros. in the ass to make good Batman movies again.
megabatfan - 10/29/2010, 9:52 AM
Hey I'm one of the few people who really enjoyed Burtons take on Batman (BOTH). If it wasn't for him starting it, we wouldn't have the Batman movies we have now. But we really dodged a bullet with his Superman! Thank God almighty!!!
canadianturd - 10/29/2010, 9:55 AM
I'm curious to see more! I'm glad it didn't get made, but I think I would have liked to had seen Tim Burton do a Superman short with Nicolas Cage for sure!
SpideyDude - 10/29/2010, 10:12 AM
@ megabatfan - one of the few????? your joking right?
megabatfan - 10/29/2010, 10:12 AM
@Xenix---I used to think if I were to ever stumble across Schumaker i'd stone him. But I guess I really have to thank him for that atrocity, cause it spurned BB, TDK and TDKR
Hawksblueyes - 10/29/2010, 10:13 AM
megabatfan: I loved Burtons Batman movies. You're not alone.
marvelmark - 10/29/2010, 10:13 AM
shit. hate burton, i'm just surprised it wasn't depp playin superman.
JustinMSalvato - 10/29/2010, 10:13 AM
Oh thank goodness!
Denn1s - 10/29/2010, 10:15 AM
i would definetely watch it. burton is awesome and it looks interesting...
JustinMSalvato - 10/29/2010, 10:18 AM
I look at these photos and it's like Burton was spitting all over the Superman mythos, as far as how the Supes should look. Did he want anyone to see this movie..?
VanCityKid - 10/29/2010, 10:18 AM
wow that looks disgusting..they should have added nips for the hell of it
jazzman - 10/29/2010, 10:22 AM
geez thank god this never happen


doubt that good stuff was stronge enough for him lol
whoa123 - 10/29/2010, 10:24 AM
WTF is this?? hahahaha, I'm REALLY GLAD that this shit didn't happen hahahahahahaha anyway great find!!!
megabatfan - 10/29/2010, 10:28 AM
Depp's almost always in his movies isn't he.
@spideydude - HELLZ YEAH!!!
Hellmont - 10/29/2010, 10:29 AM
Hey this is a reminder for all of you in a film the director follows a blue print given to him by the films producer the director has the ability to change many things but he still has to use the screen play. So its not Burtons fault entirely besides Jon Peters the one who owned the Superman Film rights at the time didnt want a traditional superman suit either, not to mention the early 90s blue superman suit. So get off the guys back.

By the way the suit looks like shit it would have been cool if it would have been any other new super hero except Superman.
comicbookjerk - 10/29/2010, 10:31 AM
I LOVE IT!!!!!!

TheStranger - 10/29/2010, 10:46 AM
lol thank you for that Hovis! That vid was solid gold!
superman7 - 10/29/2010, 10:56 AM
WOW!!! I would love to see the meeting where they decided rape the innards of the character. I imagine something like this:

Hollywood exec 1-"hey lets do a superman movie and give it to tim burton, he's made for hollywood hits!"

Tim Burton- " yes but my take will fundamentally change everything about the character"

Hollywood exec 2- "where'd you come from?"

Tim Burton- "I was lurking within the floor boards, but that is irrelevant. We should take everything iconic about the character, and ill eat it. Itll funnel through my dark mind and freaky hair do, and i will digest it. What i shit out will be the next superman movie"

Hollywood exec 1- "what do you have in mind"

Tim Burton- "well, Johnny depp will star in every roll other than superman. And yes I am including lois lane"

Hollywood exec 2-"YEAH..."

Tim Burton-"Next, of course, we take all of the color out, like i do in every movie. Red? Blue? American colors? Iconicity? Pish Posh. Im tim burton, therefore, this will be a success no matter how badly i shit on the creative talent that came before me. His suit will be black, silver and the Emblem will in no way resemble the iconic look.

Hollywood exec 1- "YEAH!!!"

Random sane person-"WTF?!?!??!?!??!?!"

Tim Burton- "Then we'll make the guy, who's supposed to be INCREDIBLY handsome, look freakishly odd to externalize his hidden anguish.... who's hideous enough to pull that off? NICHOLAS CAGE WILL PLAY SUPERMAN!"

Hollywood exec 1- "He'd single handedly completely shit on this film... keep going with ideas on how to fist [frick] superman some more"

Tim Burton- "Well, his body will not be in any kind of shape... it'll just be the suit. Oh and the suit will glow up like a plasma lamp!"

Hollywood exec 2- "wow, you really are made for hollywood!"

Hollywood exec 1- "you have any ideas about a hulk movie?"

Tim Burton-"off the top of my head... I'd make hulk fight a hulked out poodle"

superman7 - 10/29/2010, 10:57 AM
@ ArrionShadow:

Really? have you ever read a superman comic?
TheHierophant - 10/29/2010, 11:00 AM
You know, I hate Superman (and I mean HATE). But thank god that this movie didn't get made. I really don't understand why WB let Tim Burton run with Batman and Batman Returns, and let him produce the Schumaker Atrocities. THEN gave him control over Superman. He was going to destroy that story as well. All simply because he doesn't read comic books and wants to use an existing character and piss on it's story and legacy. What a schmuck
nld3 - 10/29/2010, 11:00 AM
Wow that would have sucked.
nld3 - 10/29/2010, 11:06 AM
Yea, I forgot about John Peters that clown still had some involvement in Superman Returns. Does he with Snyder & Nolans Superman? I hope not.
AngryRob - 10/29/2010, 11:07 AM
Hovis, I was actually there in person for that story! (I'm on the DVD) Kevin Smith is hysterical, it's a shame his recent movies aren't
hovis5818 - 10/29/2010, 11:07 AM
@ Sortis - No problem!
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