Another Unearthed Nic Cage as Superman Shot

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There’s a new picture floating around the internet that appears to be Nic Cage in costume for the failed Superman Lives film that never got off the ground in 1998. It was put on display as part of a Kickstarter campaign that wants to raise funds for a documentary to examine what exactly happened to make the film fall apart:

“The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? is a Feature Length Documentary about the unmade movie “Superman Lives”. This film, out of all the various attempts to make a Superman movie between 1987 and 2006, would have stood the test of time and become a bonafide Cult Classic nowadays. I am not alone with my intense interest in knowing everything I can about this project, and so now I’m embarking on making a Documentary that will cover everything ever made for this film, from interviewing as many people as I can who were involved, to including actually recreating scenes from the script!!!”

Think it’s ridiculous? Well, it’s already raised $48,000 of its $98,000 goal, and still have over a month to go. I don’t understand Kickstarter sometimes.

It’s going to be a tad disappointing when at the end of the rainbow they find some studio executive saying “It was Nic Cage as Superman, of course we were going to shut that shit down.”

Also, I’m not even convinced this costume is real and that’s not just Cage photoshopped there. Keep in mind that THIS is the original Nic Cage pic that’s actually for real. The suit above looks firmly modern in its creation, and Nic Cage is a lot more bald there.

  • Joe

    I’ve been reading on other websites these past couple days that the main image at the top is the real picture and the one you linked to in the last paragraph was photoshop’ed

  • jaromir

    Isn’t Nic Cage, strapped for cash? lol…it’s just probably him trying to make a few bucks.

  • moleman

    Yeah that last link is literally just his head photoshopped to a superman action figure

  • Diarmuid212

    I believe Kevin Smith actually knows quite a bit about why that Superman fell apart. In one of his Evening with Kevin Smith’s he talks about how crazy the director and production company wanted to make it and how they wanted him to write it. I guess they were hell bent on the idea that it absolutely must have a giant spider in it and something like Superman had to have a kid. I think he ended up rejecting the idea and refused to write it, or Cage backed out (something like that). But I do remember he outlined quite a bit about why the movie never came to pass. He even mentioned that the director went on to make Wild Wild West right after the movie was cancelled (note the giant spider).

  • Karley

    If you want to know if somethings photoshopped you just open it in photoshop and unlock the layers…. Just a little FYI

  • DP812

    Superman Lives was a completely ridiculous idea. But if Kevin Smith’s talks about working with Jon Peters are any indication, it would make for one hell of an entertaining documentary.

  • PenguinOfWar

    @Karley: Unlock the layers? Are you actually insane?

  • kmarcy89

    you can’t unlock the layers of a protected jpeg. dumbass @Karley. also whose to say it’s not a scan of a layered project that’s been rescanned. do some homework!

  • andrew

    We just talked about that in class the other day- it turned into wild wild west.