New artwork inspired by The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event shows Nicolas Cage suited up as Superman for the Arrowverse.
Earlier this year, The CW completed what was its most ambitious Arrowverse crossover yet with the Crisis on Infinite Earths event. It ultimately proved to be more ambitious then anyone was expecting with cameos from Justice League star Ezra Miller as The Flash and Lucifer star Tom Ellis. At one point, however, Arrowverse producer Marc Guggenheim approached Nicolas Cage about playing Superman in the crossover event.
Nicolas Cage was once set to play the Man of Steel in Superman Lives, which was partly based on The Death and Return of Superman storyline. Tim Burton was on board to direct Superman Lives but it was cancelled after Warner Bros. lost faith in the project. Nicolas Cage would eventually voice the DC Comics hero in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, but he never got a chance to play the character in a live-action project. A new concept design from digital artist “britedit” on Instagram shows off what Nicolas Cage could have looked like as Superman in the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. You can check out the artwork below.
What do you all make of the artwork? Would you have like to have seen Nicolas Cage appear as Superman in the Arrowverse Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event? Let us know in the comments!
Here is the official synopsis for the Crisis on Infinite Earths finale:
THE EARTH-SHATTERING “CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS” CROSSOVER CONCLUDES – “Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same.” Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu and Ubah Mohamed.
In addition to the regular cast members of each Arrowverse series, Crisis on Infinite Earths featured appearances by Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, Brandon Routh as Clark Kent/Superman and Ray Palmer/The Atom, LaMonica Garrett as the Anti-Monitor, Jon Cryer as Lex Luthor, Tom Cavanagh as Pariah, Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane, Cress Williams as Black Lightning, Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, Johnathon Schaech as Jonah Hex, Erica Durance as Lois Lane, Tom Welling as Clark Kent / Superman, Ashley Scott Will as Huntress, and Burt Ward in an undisclosed role.
All five episodes of Crisis on Infinite Earths are available on The CW Seed and will re-air on the network in April.