In a surprising revelation, it has been confirmed that actor Nicolas Cage will make a cameo appearance in the highly-anticipated film “The Flash.”
Director Andy Muschietti shared the news during an interview with Esquire Middle East, disclosing that Cage will be donning the cape once again, reprising a role he was originally set to play almost thirty years ago in Tim Burton’s abandoned project, “Superman Lives.”
Muschietti expressed his delight at working with Cage, describing the experience as “absolutely wonderful” and praising the actor’s dedication to the cameo role. The director, who is a self-professed Superman fan, also shared that it was a dream come true for him to collaborate with Cage, expressing his hope for future collaborations.
The announcement of Cage’s cameo has taken many by surprise, considering the tight-lipped nature of film promotions and the element of surprise that such appearances often carry. Fans have been aware that “The Flash” would explore the concept of the multiverse and feature the return of Michael Keaton as Batman and Michael Shannon as General Zod. However, the inclusion of Cage’s cameo adds an unexpected and exciting twist to the narrative.
It should be noted that while Cage’s appearance in “The Flash” is eagerly anticipated, fans should not expect to see him reprise the role beyond this film. Changes in the direction of the Man of Steel franchise, led by James Gunn and Peter Safran at DC Studios, have resulted in Henry Cavill not returning to portray Superman. Instead, Gunn is set to helm “Superman: Legacy,” which promises a fresh take on the iconic character.
“The Flash” is scheduled for release on June 16, and audiences can look forward to witnessing Nicolas Cage in all his throwback glory in this multiverse-crossing adventure.