Remember those godawful pics of the mock-ups of Superman’s “costume” for Tim Burton’s preposterously misguided Superman flick starring Nic Cage? Would you like to see what the suit was actually going to do in the movie? WARNING: MAY INDUCE VOMITING.
Jesus Christ, I’ve seen better light shows in a Spencer’s Gifts. Did Tim Burton actually tell these guys they were working on a Superman movie? Has Tim Burton actually seen Superman before? Are we sure? I can’t believe this almost got made. I feel that nauseating feeling you get when you narrowly avoid a bad car accident, because it was so close, and so horrible you can’t help but imagine what if it had happened. Thanks to Josef B. for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.