The Flash Director Confirms Rumored Shocking Cameo

The Flash
Credit: Warner Bros.

The Flash
Credit: Warner Bros.

As we all know now, The Flash is set to explore the DC multiverse as it will feature the return of Michael Keaton's Batman, past DCEU characters such as Man of Steel villains General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Faora-Ul (Antje Traue), and such.

There are more cameo appearances that are expected to show up in the film although the filmmakers remain mum on which other surprises they have in store. Now, we have a confirmation regarding one of the shocking cameos that we will see in the film.

Nicolas Cage Will Appear as Superman in The Flash

Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
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In an interview with Esquire Middle East, The Flash director Andy Muschietti confirmed that Nicolas Cage will have a cameo appearance as Superman in the film. He called it a "dream" to work with the Oscar winner and hopes that they will work together again.

"Nic was absolutely wonderful. Although the role was a cameo, he dove into it," he said.

"I dreamt all my life to work with him. I hope I can work with him again soon."

Muschietti also talked about the actor's love for the character, "He is a massive Superman fan. A comic book fanatic."

There were rumors that surfaced around the web recently that Cage will be appearing as Superman in the film. Now, we finally have the confirmation that he is indeed going to show up to play the role that he almost played 25 years ago.

This will also mark Cage's second official time in the role as he previously voiced the Man of Steel in the 2018 animated film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.

Nicolas Cage's Cinematic History with Superman

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In case you might be wondering, Cage was supposed to play the Man of Steel during the '90s when Warner Bros. was developing a new Superman movie titled Superman Lives with Tim Burton attached to direct.

However, the project experienced production setbacks and creative differences between Burton and producer Jon Peters which led to the director exiting the project and the studio abandoning it after failing to find a new filmmaker.

Years after the project was canceled, photos of Cage's costume fitting as Superman start to surface online which prompted fans to wonder about what would have happened if the film moved forward.

The development of the project also became the subject of the 2015 documentary The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? directed by the late Jon Schnepp. Burton and Kevin Smith, who was initially hired to pen the script, were interviewed about the making of it.

Now, 25 years after the project was shelved, we can finally witness Cage's take as Superman in its full live-action form even if it's just a cameo appearance.

Fans will definitely look forward to other more surprises that they have in store besides Cage's now-confirmed appearance as an alternate version of the Man of Steel.

Also Read: James Gunn Picks The Flash Over Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as Favorite 2023 Film

The Flash is set to release in theaters this June 16. You can check more details about it here.

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