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These Guys Were Going to Play Superman???

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Way, way back in 1975 when director Richard Donner was developing what would be the first comic-book related blockbuster franchise, celebrated actor Robert Redford was a favorite to play the role. He definitely had the chops, but Donner wisely fought producers and went on to cast newcomer Christopher Reeve in the role, who to this day is considered by most to be THE definitive Superman.

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Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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