Nicolas Cage comments on finally getting to play Superman in Andy Muschietti’s The Flash, 25 years after Superman Lives was cancelled.
Once upon a time, Nicolas Cage was slated to star as Superman in a movie to be directed by Tim Burton. The project was cancelled, but the thought of Cage as the Man of Steel captured the imagination of fans and even led to the creation of a feature-length documentary. Twenty-five years later, Nicolas Cage can finally be seen on the big screen as Superman, albeit as a CG cameo in The Flash.
While speaking with USA Today, Nicolas Cage commented on his Superman cameo in The Flash.
“Well, I was glad I didn’t blink,” Nicolas Cage said. “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.’“
Nicolas Cage continued, “I was supposed (to play) Clark Kent after that (in ‘Superman Lives’), and I was already developing this alien otherness playing this angel. That is a perfect example of the tonality you would’ve gotten for Kal-El and for Clark Kent: 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.“
“Worlds collide in The Flash when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past,” reads the official synopsis of The Flash. “But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?“
You can check out a review of The Flash from our own Chris Bumbray right here. The Flash is currently available on Digital and will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on August 29th. What did you think of Nicolas Cage’s Superman cameo in The Flash?