The Nicolas Cage Superman We Need Is Finally Happening In Teen Titans Go! Movie
Actor and lord of memes Nicolas Cage is a national treasure for his often glorious contributions to the big and small screen. This summer will see the Oscar-winning performer have the chance to inhabit a role that has eluded the star’s grasp for decades: DC’s resident man of steel, Superman. While Henry Cavill’s mustacheless take on the character is flying around in live-action, the Nicolas Cage Superman is set to finally debut in the upcoming animated film Teen Titans GO! To The Movies.
Cage has a well-known relationship with the big blue boy scout, as he once owned a rare 1938 issue of Superman’s comic book debut and famously named his own son Kal-El after the Kryptonian character. The closest Cage has come to portraying the hero himself was in the Tim Burton-directed Superman Lives, but the film’s cancellation in 1998 proved it wasn’t meant to be, or at least not until 20 years later. Teen Titans GO! To The Movies‘ executive producer Sam Register revealed the reasoning for such an inspired choice in a statement with 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.”
In addition to the long-awaited Nicolas Cage Superman, the animated movie will feature the vocal talents of a number of familiar personalities. Will Arnett is taking a break from Lego Batman to voice supervillain Slade/Deathstroke, Kristen Bell is playing a filmmaker by the name of Jade Wilson, and musicians Halsey and Lil Yachty are up as Wonder Woman and Green Lantern respectively. Also, Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Scott Menville (Robin), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Tara Strong (Raven), Hynden Walch (Starfire) all reprise their roles from the energetic animated series. Teen Titans GO! To The Movies hits theaters on July 27th.
What do you think? Are you glad Nicolas Cage will finally be able to soar as the Superman, or should DC just do what’s right and re-greenlight that Superman Lives movie? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more super news from recent weeks, check out these next few links:
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