Bryan Singer bored the crotch out of Clark Kent with Superman Returns, Dark Shadows director Tim Burton was set to take on the Man of Steel with Superman Lives, which would have brought the man’s unique personal style and vision to the DC Comics property.
As Superman: Man of Steel gears up for its 2013 release, we have been lucky enough to finally get a look at some of the odd costumes and concept art that Tim Burton was working on before his film got shot down. Today, we have a look at some of the toy concept art, which would have been in the guise of actor Nicolas Cage had this movie ever come to light.
Included in this newly discovered batch of artwork is a look at Superman’s suit from early in the story, before his death. There is also a look at Superman’s tomb, The Eradicator Suit, which conceals Superman’s identity, The Eradicator, protector of Superman after his death, and Superman’s Recovery Suit.
Brianiac would have been Superman’s main foe in Superman Lives. A Skull Ship maquette shows off what this villain’s means of travel would have looked like. It would have made a cool toy, but it may have been a little goofy to actually see on screen. Check out all of this toy art below and decide for yourself.