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Old December 18 2010, 06:05 PM   #46
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Re: Superman Lives Test Footage

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This footage is the rebirth suit, not the actual Superman costume. It was established in a previous thread (where I believe supporting evidence was presented) that Superman would have started the film in this costume http://www.collider.com/2009/09/22/i...t-as-superman/

He then would have had the rebirth suit seen in this footage.
I just want to know who here thought Nicholas Cage would've made a good Superman? He looks like a burnt-out stoner in those pics.
Yes. My biggest problem with Burton's intended film is not with costume designs and set pieces it is with the fact that Nicholas Cage was 100% wrong for the part. I just could never see him as Superman.
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Old December 18 2010, 06:10 PM   #47
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Re: Superman Lives Test Footage

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This footage is the rebirth suit, not the actual Superman costume. It was established in a previous thread (where I believe supporting evidence was presented) that Superman would have started the film in this costume http://www.collider.com/2009/09/22/i...t-as-superman/

He then would have had the rebirth suit seen in this footage.
I just want to know who here thought Nicholas Cage would've made a good Superman? He looks like a burnt-out stoner in those pics.
Yes. My biggest problem with Burton's intended film is not with costume designs and set pieces it is with the fact that Nicholas Cage was 100% wrong for the part. I just could never see him as Superman.
Now, this I agree with. I remember thinking WTF when he was announced as the new Superman. Not that he was closer to being Johnny Blaze but the Ghost Rider at least is a lesser known character.
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Old December 18 2010, 06:29 PM   #48
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Re: Superman Lives Test Footage

I think he was fine as Johnny Cage. I'm not familiar with the comic take on the character, so I can't say if he was faithful to it. But GR is kinduva silly concept, IMHO, and a quirky, charismatic actor like Cage was required to pull a movie take on it off.

But as Superman? The Man of Steel should be square-jawed, clean-cut, chiselled and straight down the line. Cage, with his long nose, receding hairline (apparently he and Burton fell out because the latter wanted Nic to wear a rug, Cage refused), distinctive voice, puppy eyes and hangdog face. I mean, how could anyone not tell him and Clark apart, for one thing?

Burton (just) got away with the offbeat casting of Michael Keaton as Batman because the suit and mask helped make him convincing (to be fair, Keaton gave a strong performance despite being totally miscast). But Superman has no mask, can't get away with the raspy voice Keaton gave Batman and has to absolutely look like Superman. Which is not like Nicholas Cage.
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Old December 18 2010, 06:54 PM   #49
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Re: Superman Lives Test Footage

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That was the real costume. IIRC the "S" Shield also came off as a throwing weapon.
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Holy shit how did they even fit that into a Family Guy?
I really don't like that show as it is...and that clip again reinforces my apparent lack of humor..at least in American eyes.
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Old December 18 2010, 08:18 PM   #50
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Holy shit how did they even fit that into a Family Guy?
I really don't like that show as it is...and that clip again reinforces my apparent lack of humor..at least in American eyes.
That was freakin' hilarious... and spot on.
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