In 2019, Variety reported that Greg Berlanti, the mastermind behind much of the CW’s Arrowverse, would be producing an anthology series titled Strange Adventures. Unfortunately, news of the project, which would have focused on obscure characters from DC Comics, has been noticeably quiet since that announcement.
Unfortunately, we might now have a pretty good clue as to why. During an episode of Hollywood’s Babble-on, Kevin Smith revealed that he had written an episode of the planned series with Eric Carrasco that would have centered on Bizarro, a Superman villain, along with other classic characters like Perry White and Jimmy Olsen. The episode would have told an origin story for the polar opposite of the Man of Steel, but that’s not even the most exciting part.
Smith said: “I’m telling you all this and the whole story just to tell you that the person who it is – we didn’t close it, he wasn’t signed – but the person we’ve been chasing To play our Bizarro was Nicolas Cage.” Cage is known for his intensity and his ability to bring wild characters to life, so playing a villain like Bizarro could have been a perfect fit. Of course, this isn’t the first time that Cage’s name is involved in a canceled DC title The Oscar-winning actor was once cast to play Krypton’s last son in Tim Burton’s Superman Lives.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like either project has much hope of ever getting off the ground again. During his recent discussion, Smith confirmed the project is dead and bemoaned the apparent new direction of DC projects at Warner Bros. Discovery. Smith said, “It feels like what once seemed to me is a very promising future of … DC stuff on HBO Max [is] Path.”