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Wait… is Nicholas Cage playing a Superman in the Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover?!

October 2nd, 2019 by Marc Comments

Holy crap. I mean, really… holy crap.

So, you’ll know we’ve been posting a lot of stuff about who all from the past of the DC Universe on big and small screen are appearing in this years big Arrowverse event at The CW.

But tonight, it looks like one of the biggest expanded universe characters of all may be in it.

So, Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim is great at interacting with the fans on Twitter and a fan challenged him to ge Nicholas Cage as Superman.

In 1996 Cage was set to star in Tim Burton’s The Death of Superman movie (which would even have featured an appearance from Batman!) and, while the movie never happened, it has become the stuff of legend among fans who still to this day would love to see how Cage would have delivered The Man of Steel.

So this is what happened: In the original post, Guggenheim was challenged to have Cage’s Superman in the crossover…

In the reply, Guggenheim cryptical teased:

The thing is, while Guggenheim is PROBABLY kidding, Cage played Superman in last year’s Teen Titans Go! To The Movies and he does make a lot of direct to video stuff these days so it’s not totally out of the question that they could get him – even for a brief appearance.

If this happens, I swear I’ll lose my s#@t!


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….