The Flash is set to hit theaters in just a few weeks, with preview screenings already underway. However, The Flash director Andy Muschietti has already revealed one of the film’s most shocking cameos.
Readers beware! The article below contains spoilers for a cameo in The Flash.
The Flash is set to celebrate the old and the new of DC Comics films, with no better example being the return of Michael Keaton as Batman. However, Keaton seemingly isn’t the only piece of fan service included in the film. During a recent interview with Esquire Middle East, Andy Muschietti revealed that Nicolas Cage will make a cameo appearance in the film as Superman:
“Nic was absolutely wonderful. Although the role was a cameo, he dove into it,” Muschietti explained “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.”
For unaware readers, Nicolas Cage may seem like an odd choice to play Superman. However, the cameo is in reference to the cancelled Superman Lives movie starring Cage that was to be directed by Tim Burton. While the film never got off the ground, the concept has lived on in the minds of fans due to how weird it could have been. Now with The Flash, it seems as though fans will finally get to see the concept come to reality.
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. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso and Luke Brandon Field are also on board in undisclosed roles.
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