There’s a grand history of actors who really wanted to play superheroes (or villains) for comic book movies and ended up not getting their way. Just recently, Tommy Wiseau has made a play for the plum role of The Joker in the new Joker Origin movie and he’s not the first.
Previously we’ve seen Tyrese Gibson campaigning for Green Lantern, Michael Jackson really wanted to be Spider-Man and Sean Young went as far as making herself a Catwoman costume to try and land the part. They all failed, but no actor has come as close to getting their dream comic book movie shot as Nicolas Cage, who has long-harboured dreams of playing Superman. Read more