Is this Nicolas Cage from Tim Burton’s Superman Lives?

News Simon Brew
9/23/2009 at 2:29AM

A costume test image of Nicolas Cage as Superman arrives online: but is it real?

A clip has been uploaded on the Internet that purports to be the Nicolas Cage costume test from the long-abandoned Tim Burton project, Superman Lives.

Long before Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh got involved, Burton and Cage were the two who were set to bring the Man of Steel back to the big screen. And this short video, uploaded by, brings together a few concept drawings, and a picture of what's supposedly Nicolas Cage's costume test from the film.

Of course, there's every possibility we could be looking at a fake here, and the quality of a YouTube clip makes it pretty much impossible to tell. Have a look yourself and see what you think...