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ICYMI: Nicolas Cage's Superman Dreams Finally Coming True! (Sort of)

Published: 2018-03-17
 
There are some of you who may not know this, but Nicolas Cage (best known from being a genuine, lovable nutjob many times) was once tapped by Hollywood execs to play a mullet-toting Superman in a '90s Superman reboot entitled Superman Lives! directed by Tim Burton. The sordid pre-production, accompanied by horrible decisions all around, is forever immortalized in a documentary entitled The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? from 2015.
 
Ever since the moment fans got a glimpse of the scrawny, mulleted Cage in a Superman outfit, they have been begging for this to be a reality. Like so much of what happens in life, the past is coming back in a different way with Cage voicing Superman in a theatrical release of Teen Titans Go!, which is set to hit actual theaters on July 27 of this year. It’s the first film based on a Warner Bros. animated series to hit theaters since the "Batman: The Animated Series" feature Mask of the Phantasm hit theaters in 1993. It’s also the first film to actually feature Cage as Superman, and hopefully not the last!
 
 
 
(Image via Rich Polk/Getty Images)
 
- Kevin Donaldson, YH Contributing Writer