It was a sad moment for all of humankind when the proposed Tim Burton film Superman Lives, to have starred Nicolas Cage, fell through in the late 1990s. There is even test footage remaining of a long-haired Cage in the Superman costume from the film.
But now the circle of life is complete, and Cage will indeed get his shot to play Superman—in the upcoming animated film Teen Titans GO! To The Movies.
The film is based on the popular Teen Titans GO! animated series, featuring fun cartoony takes on DC characters. Other celebs cast in voice roles for the movie include singer/songwriter Halsey as Wonder Woman and rapper Lil Yachty plays Green Lantern.
The importance of Superman to Nic Cage’s life cannot be overstated. I mean…he named his child Kal-El fer christ’s sake! He was also once the owner of the ultra-rare Action Comics #1, which he sold for $2.1 million. So I guess…he figured this might have been his “last” shot to play the character in some form.
Teen Titans GO! To The Movies will be released July 27.