It seems all the big superheroes have at least one bizarre live-action project that never went forward to their name. In this thread we remember them.
>Superman Lives (1998).
Directed by Tim Burton.
Clark Kent is an introverted, socially awkward reporter who uses his extraordinary powers to protect the world as Superman, but is also alienated from the human race because of them. The discovery of an advanced artificial intelligence known as "K" in the Arctic forces Clark to face his extraterrestrial origins, while Brainiac, a wisecracking A.I. created by his biological father, Jor-El, arrives on Earth in search of K, whose power source is instrumental to Brainiac's survival. Joining forces with corrupt businessman Lex Luthor, Brainiac arranges for Superman to be deprieved of sunlight, which gives him power, and die in battle with a genetically engineered monster, Doomsday.
However, Superman is revived by K without his powers or memories of his life on Earth, and returns to fight crime as a gadget-based "Hip-Hop Phantom of the Opera", and, while he struggles to regain his lost humanity with help from his girlfriend Lois Lane and his best friend, Jimmy Olsen, Brainiac fuses with Luthor to become a bickering two-headed cyborg who calls itself "Lexiac", and moves forward with his plan to destroy the entire planet, and the fate of the world rests on Superman's hands.
>Nicolas Cage as Clark Kent / Superman.
>Courtney Cox as Lois Lane.
>Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen.
>David Hyde Pearce as K.
>Tim Allen as Lex Luthor.
>Christopher Walken as Brainiac.
>Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman.