Director Andy Muschietti revealed the news during an interview with Esquire Middle East, expressing his excitement at the opportunity to work with Cage, whom he has admired for a long time. Cage will make a cameo appearance as Superman in Warner Bros.’ upcoming superhero film, “The Flash.” Since Cage was first cast as Superman in Tim Burton’s doomed movie “Superman Lives” 25 years ago, this casting carries extra weight.
Muschietti gushed over Cage’s cameo performance, praising his commitment and enthusiasm for the part. Fans of Cage know that he has a profound connection to the Superman mythos, as seen by his past devotion to Burton’s film and by the fact that he named his son Kal-El (the Kryptonian name for Superman).
The nature of Cage’s appearance as Superman in “The Flash” has not been revealed as of yet. The film’s exploration of the DC multiverse explains the cameos by both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck, both of whom previously played the Dark Knight in films directed by Zack Snyder. Fans may look forward to a multitude of shocks and unexpected multiverse appearances thanks to the involvement of two versions of Batman and now Nicolas Cage’s Superman.
While developing “Batman Returns” in 1989, Tim Burton had his sights set on Superman with “Superman Lives” in 1998. The movie, written by Kevin Smith, was supposed to see Superman fighting Doomsday. Cage has lately spoken out about the project, describing his vision for the character as one with long black hair and an emo sensibility. The movie was never made, unfortunately.
Cage recently said in an interview that he is comfortable with his place in the superhero genre, claiming that he is Nicolas Cage and therefore does not need to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But his appearance in “The Flash” represents his long-awaited chance to fully integrate into the DC Comics canon.
The thrilling confluence of several superheroes from different realms will be on full display for moviegoers on June 16 when “The Flash” is released in cinemas.