Superman Lives Test Footage

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  1. DeafPoet

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    The script had a few totally shitty elements but as I recall the story wasn't too bad. With a little Googling it's out there if you're really curious.
     
  2. BillJ

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    That's what they said about Star Trek after Nemesis and Enterprise. ;)
     
  3. JacksonArcher

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    After Star Trek (2009), I'm kind of upset we never got to see J.J. Abrams' Superman. It might have been interesting.
     
  4. uh. Wow.

    Please tell me that was only going to be a "rebirth" suit and not his actual real costume...... right?


    ................... RIGHT!?!?


    Either way that's pretty horrendous.
     
  5. Trekker4747

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    That was the real costume. IIRC the "S" Shield also came off as a throwing weapon.
     
  6. Mr. Adventure

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    I'd love to have seen it, it would've been totally insane. Superhero movies seem to make potentially good trainwrecks: Schumacher's Batman, Superman III/IV, Catwoman, Supergirl, Steel, and so on.
     
  7. David cgc

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    What else is new?
     
  8. theenglish

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    Yes, and thanks to Enterprise and Nemesis it seems as if we will never see Star Trek again.
     
  9. Nick Ryder

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    No, we need to get this thread out to as many eyeballs as possible as WHY TO NEVER. EVER. EEEEEEVERRRRR LET TIME BURTON NEAR DC CHARACTERS EVER AGAIN!

    Who in their right frakking mind throught that suit was a good idea? I mean I'm sure the guys making it thought it was cool - but it's not Superman. The only way I see that suit being moderately useful is if they were actually going for the "electro Superman" thing where he turned blue for a while and was only powered when he was Superman and basically normal as Clark.

    But I shudder to think of Nic Cage in that suit... or any Superman suit. Ghost Rider... ehhhhh okay, sota. But... oh god that's just... bad.
     
  10. James Bond

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    Actually, there was an excellent, almost unanimously praised Star Trek movie released in 2009.
    Of course, you already knew that, and were just taking the piss, and trying to piss off people on this board, and derailing the current thread...
     
  11. theenglish

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    The movie was fun, but it wasn't Star Trek. And responding to a previous post is not trying to derail a thread.
     
  12. Jetfire

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    I would have loved to see how this movie turned out. :)
     
  13. UncleRogi

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    In M*****Fin-deed!!!!

    What was Burton thinking; that must have been the transitional suit.
     
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  15. Admiral_Young

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    Yeah it was supposed to be his black and silver suit from the Return of Superman arc. Which is why it had all the glowing lights and what not. I assume that was supposed to be part of the regeneration thingy.
     
  16. BillJ

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    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. :lol:
     
  17. Captaindemotion

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    The words 'in those pics' are superfluous, aren't they?! ;)

    Here's a link to a site where I initially saw the footage, with some commentary on what this suit was about. It won't allow me to cut and paste the article but it confirms that the suit was meant to be the Eradicator. There's also a link to Smith's script

    http://networkedblogs.com/bUQV5
     
  18. Nardpuncher

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    I think I read somewhere that those pics of Cage in the Superman suit are not entirely real...that it's his head 'shopped onto a Superman action figure.

    I'm very much for keeping Superman's costume the way it's looked for the past 30 or 40 years.
    It's not like trying to make it more 'realistic' is going to help those people that may think it's goofy change their minds, and those of us that already accept it well, we already accept it.
    A new costume too far from what we've seen in the past 30 to 40 years (I consider the Superman Returns one as basically the same as the others) would be like New Coke.
     
  19. Chick_McGeester

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    Oh my god... Nic Cage looks like he took that while he was in highschool back in the late 70's. As one poster already mentioned he looks like Stonerman.
     
  20. crookeddy

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    Why was Burton making a movie that looks so terrible? He did pretty well with Batman in the late 80s...