Nicolas Cage Is Finally Getting The Chance To Play Superman (Sort Of)

Nicolas Cage Is Finally Getting The Chance To Play Superman (Sort Of)

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies will be the first theatrical release based on a Warner Bros. animated series since 1993's Mask of the Phantasm, based on Batman: The Animated Series.

In the latest bit of news to be filed under "better late than never", none other than Nicolas Cage has been confirmed to voice Superman in the upcoming animated flick Teen Titans Go! He was also infamously attached to Tim Burton's Superman Lives, which has become one of the most infamous unmade comic book movies of all time. Speaking to USA Today, the film's executive producer Sam Register described the "great responsibility" the team felt when filling out their cameo cast.

The film opens in theaters on July 27 and follows the Teen Titans, Robin (Scott Menville), Starfire (Hynden Walch), Raven (Tara Strong), Cyborg (Khary Payton) and Beast Boy (Greg Cipes), trying to get their big pop-culture break by seeking out a popular Hollywood director (Kristen Bell). It's in that spirit of quick, amusing cameos that Cage will make his film debut as Kal-El, the superhero after whom his son is named.

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"Teen Titans GO! to the Movies" finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza-a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers.

Though DC's recent live-action films have all been maligned by critics (excepting only Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman), the company's offerings for children have possessed more of the earnest, positive messaging memorable from most Superman comics. It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies-everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry.