Nicolas Cage will finally play Superman

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Cage was once cast as the Man of Steel when director Tim Burton was in charge of a film called Superman Lives, which has become the subject of some fascination since it never saw the light of day.

"Teen Titans Go! To the Movies" is a feature-film version of the Cartoon Network DC Comics superhero show following the adventures of Teen Titans Robin, Cyborg, Starfire, Raven and Beast Boy.

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies is scheduled to open in theaters July 27. To the Movies, a big-screen adaptation of Cartoon Network's popular animated Teen Titans Go! series.

The actor will voice Superman in the animated Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, joining recently announced celebrity cameos by singer/songwriter Halsey as Wonder Woman and rapper Lil Yachty as Green Lantern. The Go! franchise follows Robin (Scott Menville), Starfire (Hynden Watch), Raven (Tara Strong), Beast Boy (Greg Cipes) and Cyborg (The Walking Dead's Khary Payton) as they kill time between battling bad guys.

"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", said Sam Register, executive producer on Teen Titans GO! to the Movies. Cage's Superman fandom isn't much of a secret; he once owned a rare copy of the hero's 1938 debut comic, and he named his son Kal-El in honor of Superman's Kryptonian name. Fan interest remained so intense over the years that a documentary about the film, The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. "The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line".

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