Nicolas Cage Breaks Silence On Suiting Up As Superman In The Flash

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Nicolas Cage recently spoke about his brief appearance as Superman in The Flash. In an interview with USA Today, Cage broke his silence about his surprise cameo in the movie’s third act during the Chronobowl sequence.

Stepping into the iconic red and blue suit, Nicolas Cage was seen fighting a giant spider (a.k.a. a Thanagarian Snare Beast) in The Flash. The actor’s moment as the Man of Steel might have been fleeting, but it left a lasting impression on him. The chance to bring his vision for this character to life, even briefly, held a special significance for Cage, who almost headlined Tim Burton’s Superman Lives back in the ’90s.

“Well, I was glad I didn’t blink,” the actor told the site. “For me, it was the feeling of being actualized. Even that look for that particular character, finally seeing it on screen, was satisfying. But as I said, it’s quick. If you really wanted to know what I was going do with that character, look at my performance in City of Angels.”

According to Cage, his portrayal of the angel character in City of Angels was a precursor to the depiction he would have offered for Clark Kent and Superman’s alien alter-ego, Kal-El. He revealed: “Clark would’ve been a little more amusing but Kal-El (had) the sensitivity and the goodness and the vulnerability and all those feelings that were kind of angelic and also terrifying.”

The Flash’s DC Universe future

Warner Bros. Discovery already has a script for a potential sequel to The Flash, written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, the man behind the two Aquaman movies starring Jason Momoa. However, James Gunn and Peter Safran did not discuss the Flash sequel during their DC Universe presentation.

Directed by Andy Muschietti from a script written by Birds of Prey scribe Christina Hodson, The Flash is inspired by the Flashpoint comic book storyline, which followed Barry Allen as he navigated an altered DC Universe. Written by Geoff Johns and penciled by Andy Kuber, Flashpoint radically altered the status of the DC Comics universe and led to the launch of the New 52 titles.

In addition to Ezra Miller, The Flash also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate versions of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl.

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