Nicolas Cage has never been shy about his Superman fandom.
It has been nearly six months since the announcement that the parody series of Teen Titans called Teen Titans Go! will have an animated feature-length film based on the show be released. Earlier this week, the singer Halsey joined the cast as Wonder Woman, while rapper Lil Yachty signed on to play Green Lantern.
In Cartoon Network's feature-length Teen Titans Go! film-titled Teen Titans Go! Existing in the same continuity as their insane yet still active show on Cartoon Network, the Teen Titans find out that other DC superheroes seem to have films produced, so they seek out the flawless director for their debut on the big screen, but an old enemy has other ideas planned for them.More news: Airtel to raise Rs.16500 crore as telecom fight gets fierce
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Cage won't be the only celebrity voice actor for the Teen Titans GO! movie, either. Two decades ago, Cage was even lined up to star in Tim Burton's Superman Lives movie, before the project ultimately fell apart. The candy-colored animated flick is geared toward a younger audience, and looks to make light of all the cinematic superhero darkness we've come to expect.
Below is the synopsis for Teen Titans Go!
"Every superhero in the DC Universe has an impact on the fans", executive producer Sam Register told USA Today, "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". That said, he's clearly always had an affection for the character, once owning a $2.1 million copy of the Superman debut Action Comics #1, and going so far as to name his son Kal-El after the Kryptonian's birth name.
Cage did, however, play the title role in both Ghost Rider movies, and while he was delightfully hammy in them, the films themselves were a massive disappointment to fans. With some madcap ideas and a few musical numbers ready to bust out, the Titans head to Tinsel Town to persuade a hotshot director (Kristen) to help.