With ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths‘ now having aired its first 3 episodes on the CW, fans were delighted to see three different Supermen on-screen, with Tyler Hoechlin reprising his Superman/Clark Kent from Earth-38, Brandon Routh reprising his Superman/ Clark Kent from ‘Superman Returns,’ and Tom Welling reprising his Clark Kent from ‘Smallville.’ And while it was a joy to see, it could have been even better!
The Arrowverse producers have recently revealed that they reached out to a LOT more people for cameos in the ‘Crisis,’ and unfortunately, they could not get everyone they wanted, including Nicolas Cage, who never actually got to play the Man of Steel, but was cast in Tim Burton’s ‘Superman Lives‘ project, and was involved in a costume fitting before the project was scrapped by Warner Brothers.
According to a recent post by Marc Guggenheim, Cage was approached about joining the ‘Crisis’ along with a number of other actors, but clearly it just did not work out. In Guggenheim’s words:
“I actually did … we did reach out to Nic Cage. I’ll tell you one thing, we reached out to a lot of people, and there were people who didn’t want to do it. There were people who would only do it for amounts of money that we could not ever afford. And there were other people who really wanted to do it, but couldn’t for scheduling. That was the case with a lot of, I have to say, the movie stars that we reached out to. The thing about movie stars is, they’re all shooting movies. But I have to say that the sheer number of actors that we did end up getting exceeded my expectation.
It makes sense that a lot of big actors like Cage would be unavailable due to shooting schedules, though I sincerely hope the man did not turn it down because they were not offering him enough money. This crossover would have been an amazing opportunity for Cage to play a version of Superman audiences never got to see, and I would like to think Cage could have had some real fun playing with the character and the world, much the same way he did during projects like ‘Kick-Ass.’
More interesting of course would be to learn who else was asked to be in the crossover, as it would be fun to revel in the possibilities, but I’m sure the producers do not want that information to get out just yet as they have promised more cameos in the final two episodes, and they do not want any missed opportunities to overshadow the amazing cameos they did manage to get.
Do you have any theories or hopes on any more cameos for ‘Crisis?’ Would you have been excited to see Nicolas Cage as Superman? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments below!
Source: Heroic Hollywood