It's like proclaiming the 1989 Batman movie an abomination based only on early pre-production art and designs photos and assuming that is actually what the film looks like.
Is this what Tim Burton's 1989 Batman movie looks like? No. It's just the early stages of designs.
Originally Posted by BH/HHH
Now Keaton didn't need the face or build of a Bruce Wayne cause for him to become Batman he wore a mask.
Micheal Keaton wasn't just Batman, he wasn't wearing the cowl all the time, he was also Bruce Wayne, and although he didn't look like Lewis Wilson or Robert Lowery or Adam West or even Bruce Wayne in the comic books, he manged to pull off the alter ego convincingly for his version and the film was a massive success, so much so that he was asked to return for a sequel with Tim Burton's Batman Returns, and was offered even more money to return for Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever, but he turned it down.
all the Superman before be it Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Chris Reeve, Dean Cain, Tom Welling, Henry Cavill, Brandon Routh etc all looked like Superman. Different versions sure but they had specific looks.
The features of Superman have varied from actor to actor. They have not all had the same jaw, the same nose, eyes, smile, or the same build, same voice at all.
Cage who even though is 6 foot tall doesn't have the build or the face of a Superman.
Nic Cage was/is a versatile character actor. I believe he could have pulled off the roles of both Clark Kent and Superman for his and Tim Burton's version.
I'm not alone.
As Kevin Smith said, Nicholas Cage would be a fine Superman and "his hairline can be fixed."
At the New York offices of DC Comics, an artist was imposing a picture of Nicolas Cage onto a sketch of Superman. Perhaps Cage as Superman was no more odd a prospect than Michael Keaton as Batman. Perhaps, thought the cartoonist, doodling an S curl onto Cage's forehead, this could work after all.
Mark Millar said, "Compared to Cain, Cage actually IS Superman and the fact that he's an Oscar-winning actor would, I think, bring some much-needed dignity after the TV show (Lois & Clark)."