Nicolas Cage Says His Superman Cameo ‘Doesn’t Look Real’


Nicolas Cage made his large display debut as Superman in 2023’s The Flash. However, the actor stays confused by his personal cameo because the Man of Steel, saying it doesn’t appear like it has a heartbeat.

The Chronobowl sequence in The Flash will go down in historical past as maybe essentially the most divisive scene in any mainstream superhero movie, with many criticizing the usage of a number of useless actors’ likenesses. However, it appears even the one dwelling actor they bought to cameo within the movie stays torn on it, with Nicolas Cage reiterating his confusion at what DC did to his model of Superman in a latest speak.

“Oh, no, I don’t think that’s coming back in any way,” Cage advised Deadline whereas talking concerning the canceled Superman Lives mission. “And listen, I wasn’t angry about the situation. I really wasn’t. I was just confused.”

“I was mystified by what happened [in the first place], because [Tim Burton], one of the greatest directors in the world, had wanted to make the movie and already had kind of defined the way to make the best comic-book-based storyline with the Batman franchise with Michael Keaton. So I couldn’t understand why that studio, who had such success with that fantastic, brilliant director, would pull the plug.”

“But that was a long time ago. And then subsequently what happened with The Flash… I wasn’t upset, I was just perplexed,” He continued. “I was just like, ‘It wasn’t what I shot,’ and I was worried about it. Like, ‘Did you just tell me that I was witnessing the destruction of the universe so you could take pictures of me and then animate me?’ Whether it was through CGI or AI, that wasn’t the conversation we had. So I was confused.”

“But I was still happy to look at it. I still wanted to see Colleen Atwood’s suit, which I maintain is a beautiful suit, and 50% of that [character] was my design. I wanted Superman to have the long, kind of black Samurai hair and a vulnerable feeling — almost no blinking, a stillness in his eyes. And so it was 50/50. It was Tim and myself, we had designed something, and it never came to light, so when I saw it moving, I was very happy that Andy Muschietti wanted me to do it.”

“I did get some satisfaction from seeing the character, but to me it didn’t look [right]. But then, Superman is an alien. Kal-El is from another planet. So in that way, the CGI kind of looked right, because it’s alien. It doesn’t look real. It doesn’t look like it has a heartbeat. So I can look at it that way and think that it worked.”

It actually appears as if Nicolas Cage’s cameo in The Flash was a wasted alternative to resurrect one of many best Superman initiatives that by no means was. While it’s unlikely Cage (Or Ezra Miller’s Flash, for that matter), will return to the DC Universe anytime quickly, DC followers can not less than take solace in seeing some type of his tackle the character on the massive display, even when it wasn’t excellent.

The way forward for the DC Universe

James Gunn and Peter Safran advised journalists that their imaginative and prescient for the DC Universe consists of locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline throughout movie, tv, animation, and online game initiatives. The two defined that the DC Universe may convey again components from earlier DC regimes, which means that their eight-to-year plan shouldn’t be a full reboot.

Shazam! Fury of the GodsThe FlashBlue Beetle, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom have all been launched following the announcement of the brand new DC Universe, all 4 initiatives struggling on the field workplace. Will the characters from these motion pictures make appearances within the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.

Stay tuned for the newest information concerning the way forward for the DC Universe after Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom!


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