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For a long time, this has been the image that’s accompanied ideas of Nicolas Cage as the Man of Steel in Superman Lives, the aborted Tim Burton version of the classic comic book hero. But what if there was a better look at Cage in costume? There is.

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From CBM, comes these compelling photos of Cage in the super-suit. You’ll notice the similarities between this costume and the Dark Knight’s threads from Burton’s Batman, and you’ll also notice the oddly traditional S-shield on the suit as well. The problem with seeing Cage as Superman though is that widow’s peak on top of his head which makes him look more like Superman’s dad than Superman, but other than that… Hey, it could have been worse. (See the top of this article.)

Also, one might notice that of all the concept art and prototypes to come out of the fog surround Superman Lives – Including Brainiac’s head in a jar with mechanical spider legs – this might be the most normal. Maybe there are some color shots of how the costume looks too, just waiting on someone’s computer somewhere. That would be sweet.

Anyway, what do you Bastards think of the pics?

Source: Geek Tyrant

Remember the shitty Deadpool in Wolverine: Origins? Yeah, I get the whole thing wasn’t that great… but, y’know, that one thing that made us all want to cry in agony a few years ago when he became “Weapon XI”? Yeah, I wish I didn’t remember it either.

Most people thought it was pretty bad. What most people didn’t know is that it could have been a helluva lot worse. I didn’t believe that… until I saw this.

Amalgamated Designs is one of the visual effects companies that worked on the film, and they’ve released a compilation of 82 different possible portrayals of Deadpool in the film. Since they went through so many potential designs, be prepared to see a wide range of things.

Here, in quick succession, are 82 variations on Deadpool. It was our job to satisfy the many creative voices on the show, from director Gavin Hood to the Producers and Studio, so we generated a huge selection of artwork from complete direction changes to subtle variations like tweaks to eye color. This is why having a design phase at the start of preproduction is so valuable. We’ll never satisfy everyone with a design, but an exploratory like this lets us consider the options.
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Good god, how I would like to own one of these. The folks over at OneMoreGadget have created an interesting concept for an umbrella. What you see above is the Star Destroyer umbrella, the umbrella that could help you get through a hurricane or at least a rain of lasers.

All right, while this may not be happening at all, it has made me think about a Millennium Falcon umbrella or a Tie Fighter umbrella. Sure, the weather might ruin the design over time but there would be a market for it. What do y’all think? Would you want a Star Destroyer umbrella or do you have an idea for another kind of an umbrella?

Source: Geekologie, OneMoreGadget

The Wind-Up/Crank-Up Battery

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You get home from a long day at work and all you want to do is curl up on your couch and play some video games. You grab your controller and low-and-behold, its dead. You think, shit, now I have to either 1) charge the damn things but wait an hour or 2) get in my car and drive my ass down to the store to buy some. Well, now you could possibly add an option 3 in there: wind them up yourself! Introducing, the CONCEPT for, the Crank Up Battery (still only an idea). Now you can stay on the comfort of your couch but get a small workout at the same time. Just grab a battery and start winding it up. (Not a guarantee to build arm muscle). For 5 minutes of hard work you could have a 45% charged battery at your fingertips. But, if you feel like waiting you could always put them in their charger too. Either way, they are rechargeable. Designed by Qian Jiang, it is still just a concept but I like the idea of these things and I wouldn’t mind putting a little effort into charging them. Thanks Gizmodo for the find.

More Pictures after the jump….

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