Any regular reader of daily movie news knows how often actors are attached to a role one week, only to be in talks for a completely different project the following week. And while news items like that can be a lot of fun to speculate about, the really fun "What If?" game comes into play when you try to re-imagine iconic roles with different actors. Take Superman, for example. Plenty of leading men have had a crack at the man in tights over the years, but I think we can all agree that the most iconic iteration of the character belongs to Christopher Reeve. Had Clint Eastwood been a bigger fan of Superman,* though, that might never have been the case.
In a recent interview with the LA Times' Geoff Boucher, Eastwood recalls when ex Warner Bros. President Frank Wells offered him the role of Superman and explains why he passed on the opportunity: