Here's more bizarre spider-Brainiac concept art from aborted Superman Lives

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May 3, 2013

When it rains, it pours. With Man of Steel just a month away, even more concept art has surfaced from the aborted '90s superhero flick Superman Lives.

As we know by now, that troubled script went through about 150 rewrites along the way, before finally (mercifully) landing in development hell. Though a lot changed, one common theme was the imagining of Brainiac as a giant robo-spider. Now, even more wild concept art created by Rolf Mohr has shown up.

The flick would’ve starred Nicolas Cage in the title role as Superman, which is insane in and of itself. The script went through a fair share of changes, with Tim Burton, Kevin Smith and Dan Gilroy all taking a crack at it along the way.

This version of Brainiac looks a lot more robotic than the other sketches we saw a while back. We also get some cool suit designs, and a few spaceship models.

A documentary about the little footnote in Superman lore is also working its way through Kickstarter, so hopefully we’ll get to know even more about what could’ve been sometime soon.

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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