Test Footage from Tim Burton’s Aborted Superman Lives Movie

Electric boogaloo Superman? What else needs to be said? That’s what you would have gotten had Tim Burton got his Superman movie “Superman Lives” off the ground (with Nicolas Cage as Superman), based on a script by Kevin Smith. The film would have followed Superman after his disastrous fight and “death” at the hands of the spikey Doomsday, to his resurrection.

Previously we saw test costumes for the movie (one of them is above), and now we have actual test footage of the suit Superman would have worn after his Doomsday fight. A reader on SlashFilm fills us in on what this blinking abomination is all about:

Having read the Kevin Smith script, I assume this is “the eradicator” suit. A krytonian life support suit with onboard AI and weapons. Basically turning the mortally injured Superman into Iron Man until he recovered from his fight with Doomsday. In THAT context it is innovative and inspiring work the likes of which we have yet to see on film ten years down the line.

It sounds a lot better than it looks, trust me.

So, why all the sudden are we getting a bunch of unused “Superman Lives” concept stuff? Some are guessing this is Warner Bros. trying to let people know just how lucky they are to have Zack Snyder directing the upcoming Superman movie instead of Tim Burton. Sounds a tad too smart for a studio to me, so I’ll just chalk it up to coincidence. People have had this stuff laying around their house/studio for years now and just decided to put them out there.



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  • Thorboy

    Slick, Burton should stop making movies at ALL. The Joker and Catwoman saved his Batman movies, and the “creepy clay animation” of Nightmare Before Christmas was OK, but look at what he’s doing right now with “Alice In Wonderland”! That movie is one of the worst things I have ever seen in my entire life!

    Someone should stop him right now and, PLEASE, keep him as far as you can from superheroes!

  • kiki

    i want one scene superman man of steel 2012 in my facebook

  • Beucefuss

    you people are idiots…enough said

  • Trevorbalthazard

    What the hell is this crap! DAMN IM GETTING REAALY SICK OF THIS, THE WORLD IS SUPPOSE TO END IN 2012 END SO WILL SUPERMAN IF THEY DONT GET IT RIGHT!