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Superman Costume, Now with Glo-Light Organs

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 16, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | December 16, 2010 |

Back when Mrs. Pajiba-hyphenate was attending Cornell Law, and we were living in the hippie armpit of America, there was a large pasture owned by the Cornell vet school, where lived a cow. On the side of the cow, its skin had been removed and replaced with clear plastic, which basically gave you a window into the cow’s innards, which was something of a sight every time we drove by. How often do you get to see a live cow’s organs in action?

That’s what Tim Burton’s Superman Lives costume immediately brought to mind. Last month, pictures of the costume from that long-dead production — which had Nic Cage attached — surfaced , and yesterday, actual video of the costume in action was released.

It’s bizarre. The lighting effects, which look like something Hasbro would put together, make it almost appear as though you can see Superman’s circulatory system in action initially, and then they amp it up, and it starts to look like Disco Superman. Disco Superman would’ve been bad-ass. He would’ve taken down all the Gibb Brothers, and Donna Summer, to boot.

Apparently, there are two things that can kill Superman: Kryptonite, and Tim Burton.

Check out the video:

(Topless Robot via Collider)

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