A new deepfake has finally given us a glimpse of what Hollywood legend Nicolas Cage might have looked like had he ever played Superman on the screen. The clip puts Cage’s face over Brandon Routh’s in clips from 2006. Superman returns, and … it’s a sight to behold.
Nicolas Cage I was once going to play the Man of Steel in the infamous comic book outing never Superman lives. Set to be directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters, Superman lives would have been (very) loosely based on the comic book arc The death of superman and features characters like Brainiac, Lex Luthor, and Doomsday as villains. The script went through several rewrites, including one by Employees director and big fan of comics Kevin Smith. Smith received several strange requirements for the script, including Supes fighting a giant mechanical spider.
Wesley Strick and Dan Gilroy wrote the scripts that were almost shot, and it was officially announced that Nicolas Cage would be playing the DC icon. Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage worked on Superman Lives for a year, and the film even went into pre-production with costume fittings, location hunting, and the beginnings of art decorating. Sadly, Burton eventually became frustrated working alongside Peters and abandoned the project, leaving it as an unrealized dream for Superman fans everywhere. Or a bullet that was narrowly dodged, you decide.
The behind-the-scenes story of Superman Lives arguably ended up being more interesting than the film itself, with the documentary critically acclaimed. The death of “Superman Lives”: What happened? beautifully presenting the entertaining story for all to see. The documentary even features behind-the-scenes footage of Cage wearing various Superman and Clark Kent costumes, unequivocally confirming that Superman lives it’s the best movie that ever happened. However, Cage would eventually get his wish to play the Man of Steel, providing the voice for the character in the 2018 animated film. Teen Titans: Go ahead! To the movies.
While the hairline in the deepfake clip is a long way off and doesn’t compare to the long hair look the actor would have sported. Superman lives, the footage gives us a good idea of what Cage Superman it would have seemed.
Although you can assume that Cage’s opportunity to play some live action Superman It’s long overdue, rumors continue to circulate that he will finally take up the mantle at the next DC outing, The flash. Reports from late last year claimed the studio was looking to bring in a variety of previous iterations of DC, including Cage as Superman, and George Clooney as bat Man. While this all sounds completely ridiculous, The flash It should already introduce Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as alternate Bat-men, with the idea of exploring the multiverse and the various alternate characters found within it.
Directed by Their Andy Muschietti, The flash has been described as taking the public “to a place where the DC Universe has not gone before”, which surely can only mean that Nic Cage will dress up as the Last Son of Krypton. Sadly, fans will have to wait a while before finding out if this is the case, with The flash scheduled to hit screens on November 4, 2022. This comes to us courtesy of stryder HD.