Nicolas Cage’s Shocking Cameo Fulfills Project From Decades Ago

Written By Kieran Bugg

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Nicolas Cage returns to the silver screen as a comic-book superhero, shockingly fulfilling a project from decades ago.

Nicolas Cage’s rumored cameo as Superman in The Flash has been confirmed by director Andy Muschietti. After nearly a decade of waiting, The Flash movie is finally about to speed its way into theaters. The movie was officially announced back in October 2014 with non-binary actor Ezra Miller confirmed to play the lead role.

Since then, development on The Flash has been met with endless speed bumps behind the scenes. Multiple script rewrites, management changes and director fall-outs led to constant delays. Not to mention the controversy surrounding star Miller who was arrested for assault, harassment, kidnapping and other serious offenses.

Nonetheless, Warner Bros. and DC eventually hired It director Muschietti to helm the movie. Eventually, Muschietti managed to achieve what no one else could and finished The Flash.

From the beginning, Warner Bros. intended to have the plot revolve around the DC multiverse. Furthermore, they also wanted to incorporate certain elements from the acclaimed 2011 comic book story arc Flashpoint.

Flashpoint saw Barry Allen travel back through time to prevent his mother’s murder, thus creating an alternate timeline. However, the result of this change in history causes potentially catastrophic consequences. Not just for Barry, but for the Earth itself.

Nicolas Cage’s Shocking Cameo Fulfills Project From Decades Ago

Nicolas Cage's Shocking Cameo Fulfills Project From Decades Ago

Image: Warner Bros. Discovery

As seen in the trailers, this plot will serve as the main source of inspiration for The Flash.

Unlike the comics, though, Allen’s actions in the film will also have an effect on the multiverse. Various familiar faces from other DC properties have been confirmed to make an appearance.

Most notably Michael Keaton’s Batman, who’ll play a major role in the movie. Keaton starred as the Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s two Batman movies which were released in 1989 and 1992 respectively.

Keaton’s return to the role is, without a doubt, what fans are most looking forward to see in The Flash.

Furthermore, it’s been confirmed that George Clooney will also appear as Batman in a funny scene towards the film’s end. We’ve been told to expect even more cameos from certain characters and actors from DC’s onscreen history.

Already there have been several actors from classic DC movies and TV shows who’ve gone on to appear in other projects. Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter made a memorable cameo as the Amazonian warrior Asteria in Wonder Woman 1984’s post-credit scene. In addition, there’s also John Wesley Shipp who portrayed the Flash in the 1990 TV series.

He went on to play three different roles in the 2014 CW series starring Grant Gustin. Shipp not only came back as the 90’s Allen but he also portrayed Henry Allen and Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Flash.

Although Miller even made a surprise cameo appearance in the Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event, don’t expect a reunion. Sadly. it’s been confirmed that Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen won’t appear in the movie despite Miller’s cameo in the show.

With the release date now only weeks away, Muschietti has confirmed another unexpected cameo appearance. Back in the 1990’s, Hollywood legend Nicolas Cage was set to portray Superman in Tim Burton’s scrapped film, Superman Lives.

Nicolas Cage’s Shocking Cameo Fulfills Project From Decades Ago

Nicolas Cage's Shocking Cameo Fulfills Project From Decades Ago

Image: Warner Bros. Discovery

Nicolas Cage did manage to play Superman in the animated Teen Titans film, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. Nonetheless, people thought that was it. A old report from Giant Freakin’ Robot claimed that the actor would finally physically appear as Superman in The Flash.

This has now been confirmed by Muschietti. The director revealed:

“Nic was absolutely wonderful. Although the role was a cameo, he dove into it.”

Nicolas Cage has always been a huge comic book fan. Superman in particular holds a special place in his heart. After all, he even named one of his children Kal-El. With this confirmation, it’s left us all wondering who else could show up in this already jam-packed movie.