The Flash Director Reveals Cameo: Nicolas Cage as Superman

SPOILER ALERT: This article comprises a spoiler for “The Flash,” premiering June 16.

Michael Keaton isn’t the one blast from DC’s previous in Warner Bros.’ upcoming superhero tentpole “The Flash.” During an interview with Esquire Middle East, “The Flash” director Andy Muschietti revealed that none aside from Nicolas Cage is making a cameo within the film as Superman. It’s a stunning and full circle second for comedian e book film followers and Cage, who was solid in Tim Burton’s failed “Superman Lives” 25 years in the past.

“Nic was absolutely wonderful,” Muschietti mentioned. “Although the role was a cameo, he dove into it… I dreamt all my life to work with him. I hope I can work with him again soon.”

“He is a massive Superman fan. A comic book fanatic,” Muschetti added.

Nicolas Cage followers know that his love for Superman runs deep. Not solely did he plan to play the superhero in Burton’s failed undertaking, however he even named his son Kal-El, a reference to Superman’s title on his house planet of Krypton.

Just how Cage’s Superman elements into the plot of “The Flash” stays to be seen. The movie is ready throughout the DC multiverse, which explains Michael Keaton’s return as Batman/Bruce Wayne for the primary time since starring in Tim Burton’s “Batman” (1989) and “Batman Returns” (1992). Ben Affleck can be reprising his position of Batman/Bruce Wayne from Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League.” With two variations of Batman and Nicolas Cage’s Superman now confirmed for “The Flash,” there’s no telling what number of extra stunning multiverse cameos might be ready for followers to find within the movie.

After launching the Batman film franchise for Warner Bros, Tim Burton turned his consideration in direction of Superman in 1998 with the event of “Superman Lives.” The movie was scripted by Kevin Smith and centered on Superman’s combat in opposition to Doomsday.

“It was more of a 1980s Superman with like, the samurai black long hair,” Cage just lately instructed Variety about his failed try at Superman. “I thought it was gonna be a really different, sort of emo Superman, but we never got there.”

During the identical interview, Cage mentioned, “I don’t need to be in the MCU, I’m Nic Cage.” He might not want the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however Cage has lastly closed the loop on his 25-year wait to hitch the DC Universe.

“The Flash” opens in theaters June 16 from Warner Bros.

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