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Finally, Nicolas Cage will achieve his dream of playing Superman

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Finally, Nicolas Cage will achieve his dream of playing Superman

Here’s a little story for you:

Once upon a time, a long-haired man called Nicolas Cage wanted to play a famous pantied superhero called Superman. He was a big fan of this character - so much so, that he called his son Kal-El (the real name of Superman). Eventually, it seemed he had achieved this lofty dream, and was to play the Man Of Steel in a fancy film directed by Tim Burton - he was to look like this:

Not bad? Not bad.

But alas, it was not meant to be - the film was never made and Nic Cage never got to be Superman.

UNTIL NOW. Yep, Cagey Boy has finally realised his ambition of playing the geekiest superhero in the land, in a movie called Teen Titans GO! to the Movies. It’s a spin-off of the animated TV show Teen Titans GO!, which follows a super-team consisting of Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire, and Beast Boy (you have heard of some of these people, you have not heard of the others).

However, the film will also feature big-time stars like Wonder Woman, Superman and Green Lantern. Singer Halsey will be voicing Wonder Woman, rapper Lil Yachty will play Green Lantern and my mate Nic will be lending his unpredictable tones to that bloke what wears his pants over his tights.

The show is, much like Nicolas Cage, unhinged, so I’m hoping for a proper Cage belter with this one. It comes out on 27 July.

(Image: Getty)

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Shortlist writer and "the least woke person in the office", Gary Ogden, likes horror movies, Cheestrings, tapping his leg under the desk, "having a drink", hiding from responsibility, screaming into the mirror whenever he is alone, and assorted other things. Mainly the screaming thing though. @garyblogden

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