It’s finally happening. Nicolas Cage will be playing Superman! Though, it’s not in a live-action movie. It’s in the upcoming animated Teen Titans Go! movie. Nonetheless, it’s still pretty cool that Cage will get to play the character after all that happened when he was initially supposed to play him in a Tim Burton movie back in the 90’s.
Executive Producer Sam Register said to USA Today:
“Every superhero in the DC Universe has an impact on the fans. So we felt a great responsibility to find a voice for each character that would not only suit the role, but the playful tone of the Titans, and we’re thrilled with our cameo cast.”
“I would offer that the movie that Tim and I would have made, in your imagination, is more powerful than any of the Superman movies. I didn’t even have to make the movie and we all know what that movie would have been in your imagination. That is the Superman. That is the movie. Even though you never saw it — it is the Superman.”
In the upcoming Teen Titans Go! movie:
It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them.
With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!
The film will be released on July 27th, 2018.
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