As most of us have already heard the news, Henry Cavill will be stepping down from his role as Superman and fans are curious in who would be the new actor of the well-loved iconic figure.
There were various names thrown in from here and there but a name popped up among the fans, and he is the one and only Nicolas Cage.
Fans on twitter are writing, “With Henry Cavill out, there’s only one person who can save the DCEU and it’s Nicolas Cage as Superman, finally [sic]” and “Good Luck WB trying to find a better Superman than Henry Cavill. It’s Nicolas Cage’s turn [sic]”
This is not just a random support, as Cage is a well known Superman fan, he even named his son Kal-El and was immensely close to actually playing the character in a film. Cage has since gone on to play the part of Superman on the big screen through animation (Teen Titans GO To The Movies), but it turns out plenty of fans would love to see him take on the role in live-action.
Cage was once close to playing Superman in a film directed by Tim Burton. It was to be named Superman Reborn, and was about the Death of Superman storyline from the original comics.
Cage was in the midst of test fittings and pre-production work before WB called it off weeks before shooting.
When asked about the cancelled film Cage said, “The only thing I’ll say about that — because that is such a lighting rod hot topic and if I say anything at all it just seems to snowball — but I will say that I had great belief in that movie and in what Tim Burton’s vision was going to be for that movie,” Cage told Yahoo. “I would’ve loved to have seen it, but I feel that in many ways, it was sort of a win/win because of the power of the imagination. I think people can actually see the movie in their minds now and imagine it and in many ways that might resonate more deeply than the finished project.”
Now that the role is once again up for grabs maybe Cage can fill the role and this time the fans are having their fingers crossed!
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