The Flash director shares surprising Superman cameo
The Flash movie spoilers follow.
Nicolas Cage will finally get a chance to play Superman in the new Flash movie.
The Flash director Andy Muschietti has revealed to Esquire Middle East that Cage was indeed able to film a cameo as Superman since the movie deals with different versions of heroes throughout the Multiverse.
"Nic was absolutely wonderful. Although the role was a cameo, he dove into it," the filmmaker said.
"I dreamt all my life to work with him. I hope I can work with him again soon."
Cage has a long history with the role, as he was originally set to play the Man of Steel in director Tim Burton's scrapped Superman Lives movie in the late 1990s.
"The fact that Tim and I were pretty far down the road designing [Superman Lives], and I know that with Tim and where I was going to go, we would have done something really special," Cage once told MTV News.
The 'lost movie' was eventually the subject of a documentary called The Death of Superman Lives, which examined the behind-the-scenes struggles that led to the movie being scrapped.
Cage would eventually get to play Superman in animated form when he lent his voice to the Man of Steel in Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.
As mentioned, The Flash will feature multiple versions of iconic DC Comics heroes as part of a storyline in which Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) uses the speed force to prevent a tragedy from his past.
This causes a topsy-turvy world where Barry meets an alternate version of himself, as well as the Michael Keaton version of Batman from Tim Burton's films. Ben Affleck also appears as the Batman from Flash's home world.
The Flash will be released in cinemas on June 16.
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