Who They Missed Out To: Christopher Reeve, something that must have irked the former Mr Universe – especially considering Reeve was considered a “bean pole” in shape, as compared to Arnie’s carefully-honed physique.
Arnie campaigned hard for the role, but he was ditched.
"When I met [Arnold] at the premiere of the first film, he said 'Ahhh I should've been Superman'," Salkind remembers. "With that accent... not too good."
If They Had Got It: They’d have blown have the film's budget buying fabric to cover up those ginormous muscles.