Check Out This 1997 Test Footage of Nicolas Cage as Superman
In the late '90s, Tim Burton nearly made a Superman movie starring Nicolas Cage. It was called Superman Lives, and unfortunately (and ironically), the project was killed before Cage's Superman had a chance to live (and after $30 million was spent). But thanks to this clip via The L.A. Times, we can all get a glimpse of how the superhero might have looked.
The clip above, featuring footage of Cage testing out his iridescent blue bodysuit for movement, is culled from the forthcoming documentary The Death of 'Superman Lives': What Happened?, created by director Jon Schnepp and funded via Kickstarter. The documentary features interviews with many of the failed film's key players—Burton, Kevin Smith (who co-wrote the first draft of the screenplay), and costume designer Colleen Atwood.
If you're interested in checking out the full-length version of the documentary, it can be ordered on July 9 through its website or purchased at San Diego Comic-Con's booth #3915. For now, check out the trailer below: