You know, for all the bagging people do on Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, it could have been worse. And by worse, I’m talking about Tim Burton’s Superman Lives. It seems that every time we get another look at what the director was planning, it just gets worse. Remember a year ago when we got a look at proposed star Nicholas Cage in the Superman uniform? That was pretty awful.
We have another look at how things may have turned put as makeup and special effects technician Steve Johnson has posted on his Facebook page a gallery of photos taken while he was working on the Burton film developing a different take on the Superman suit that we saw Cage in. While I think that if this would appear in some non-Superman film it would be pretty impressive, but its just too much of a radical departure from the standard Superman look to work. I do like the stylized S-shield, though.
Here’s a choice couple of looks at what Johnson was working on. Check out his 22 picture gallery for more behind-the-scenes pictures of a film that never was.