A new deepfake has finally given us a glimpse of what Hollywood legend Nicolas Cage could have looked like had he ever played Superman on screen. The clip puts Cage’s face over that of Brandon Routh’s in snippets from 2006’s Superman Returns , and…it is a sight to behold. Nicolas Cage was once due to portray the Man of Steel in the infamously never-made comic book outing 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 feature the likes of Brainiac, Lex Luthor and Doomsday as villains. The script went through various re-writes, including one by Clerks director and huge comic fan Kevin Smith. Smith was famously given several bizarre requirements for the script, including having Supes fight a giant mechanical spider. RELATED: Black Suit Superman Arrives in Hi-Res Clip from Zack Snyder’s Justice League Wesley Strick and Dan Gilroy wrote the screenplays that were nearly filmed, with Nicolas Cage officially announced to play the DC icon. Tim Burton and Nicolas Cage worked on Superman Lives for a year, with the movie even going into pre-production… Read full this story
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