Flash It is one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, for better or for worse. As star Ezrra Miller continues to be embroiled in controversy following multiple allegations of harassment and violence, DC fans can’t help but watch the rest of the cast. And a huge newcomer cameo FlashThe director will only get them more excited.
a spoiler for Flash following – and a really big one at that.
Miller returns as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, whom we last saw. Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Due to some super-fast, emotionally driven time manipulation, Barry has a disaster on his hands. He needs help fixing his broken timelines: Cue Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck are both returning to their Batman roles.
Keaton and Affleck are getting ready to steal the show. FlashEarly teasers of ‘s show that this superhero crossover will be a huge factor in the story. However, Batmania is directed by Andy Muschietti (the IT movies) spoiled in an interview.
We already know that Superman’s cousin, Supergirl (played by Sasha Calle) is featured in the movie. But Muschietti shared Esquire He successfully “hired” Nicolas Cage to appear in the Middle East. Flash as his cousin Superman. Yes: Nic Cage will eventually play Superman. Superman!!!! Superman!!!!!
If you’re knowledgeable in the history of live-action DC Comics adaptations, you’ll understand why this is an announcement worthy of all bold and italics. As Muschietti said in the interview, it’s not just that Cage is a “huge Superman fan” that helped make the cameo happen. At the same time, Cage has been wanting to wear a blue-red leotard for decades.
Cage is arguably the biggest Superman fan in Hollywood. This is a man who literally named his son Kal-El, the original Kryptonian name for Superman. Years before Kal-El was born, Cage made an unsuccessful attempt to star in his own Superman movie. It was a big, expensive, public backlash that kept Superman movies streaming for years.
The character was popularly imagined onscreen by Christopher Reeve in the late 1970s/early 1980s, while in the 1990s Superman was asleep. (Blame some of that on the legendary “Superman curse.”) In 1996, Warner Bros. hired Kevin Smith to reboot the character. Superman LivesBased on the famous comic book story where Superman dies. (Irony!) Smith wrote the script, Cage won the lead, and Tim Burton was brought to direct. Two years later, the production and studio drama led WB to kill it. Superman Lives– just weeks before it started shooting.
Famously, there are footage of Cage testing his costume for the movie. That’s how far it has progressed!
After this mess, Superman did not return to the screen until the 2006s. return of supermanStarring Brandon Routh. In 2013, Zack Snyder took over the DC movie universe and recruited Henry Cavill to play the character. Strong man. Since James Gunn and Peter Safran took over DC Studios last fall, Cavill will no longer play the character in the upcoming tenth reboot of the Superman movies.
But the most compelling story about Cage’s relationship with Superman is a comic book, not a movie. The actor infamously once owned a copy of his first issue. Action Comics, where the Kryptonian hero makes his debut. In 1997, Cage was reported to have purchased the copy for $150,000—a steal—one of only 100 copies still known to exist. That’s probably why it was stolen later: Just three years after purchasing the near-mint issue, someone stole it from Cage’s house.
That turned into a decade-long journey to find the Superman comic, one of the few expensive classic comics stolen from Cage’s collection. In 2011, it was reported that someone found it in a storage locker; Fortunately, they managed to get him back to Cage. Despite stating that his recovery was “divine providence” and calling it a family heirloom, Cage soon sold his son. Action Comics #1 for over $2.1 million. This is what happens when you have mountains of debt to pay!
All this backstory makes Muschietti’s spoiler-y miniature engaging and exciting for comic book fans. (For the rest of you, every new Cage performance is exciting; he’s one of Hollywood’s biggest agents of chaos.) The director didn’t detail how much of Cage’s Superman will appear in 2019. Flash; He said too much as he already is. But 25 years after his death Superman LivesWe’ll take whatever we can get. Maybe Kal-El Cage will appear too.
Flash In cinemas on June 16.