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These Guys Were Going to Play Superman???

By Vadim Newquist Jun 18, 2013

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Will Smith is certainly an unconventional choice to play Superman, but an intriguing one. In fact, Smith was nearly cast in the role in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, a role that eventually went to Brandon Routh, who was a ringer for the caped crusader. Smith went on to play Hancock, a far less traditional Superhero role.

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Vadim Newquist

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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