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The Least Super Superman That’s Ever Been

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If you’ve been a nerd for at least a decade, then you probably remember that in the late ’90s, Tim Burton was set to direct the Superman movie, Kevin Smith had written the script, and, inexplicably, Nic Cage was going to star. Happily, even Warner Bros. knew this was too insane to let happen, and it eventually was shoved in the basement closet where all of Warner’s DC movie’s go to die. But today, a tes pic was released of Nic Cage in what would have been the Superman suit. This is that pic.
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HOLY FUCKING FUCK. This picture is genuinely more terrifying to me than the Pok?mon menstrual pad, and at least as inappropriate. I don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or go knifing people in the street. (VIa io9)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.