Is Nicolas Cage’s Superman in The Flash?

Nicolas Cage as Superman in early development of Superman Lives, who'll appear in The FlashTDOSLWH/Warner Bros.

Is there a Nicolas Cage Superman cameo in The Flash? We’ve been promised a collision of worlds across the DC universe, but will we get a Superman Lives cameo?

The highly anticipated movie will follow Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) after he travels back in time to save his mother’s life. As Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) warns, his actions threaten to “destroy everything”, leaving him trapped in an alternate timeline with another version of himself and no metahumans.

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In an effort to try and undo what he did, he teams up with the other Barry, alongside Supergirl (Sasha Calle) and Batman (Michael Keaton) – oh, and did we mention that General Zod is busy trying to terraform the planet?

Andy Muschietti has already opened up about the cameos he had to cut, but can we expect to see Nicolas Cage as Superman in The Flash?

Is Nicolas Cage in The Flash as Superman?

Yes, Nicolas Cage has a cameo as Superman in The Flash.

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This was revealed by the director in an interview with Esquire Middle East. “Nic was absolutely wonderful. Although the role was a cameo, he dove into it,” Muschietti said.

“I dreamt all my life to work with him. I hope I can work with him again soon. He is a massive Superman fan. A comic book fanatic.”

Cage was originally set to play the Man of Steel in Tim Burton’s failed Superman Lives. The project, which had a script penned by Kevin Smith, would have seen the “1980s, emo” hero with “samurai black long hair” go up against Doomsday after Brainiac sent the monster to kill him.

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An estimated $30 million was invested in the movie’s development, but it was abandoned in 1998. In an interview with Variety earlier this year, Cage spoke about why he thinks the film fell apart: he believes the studio got a bit nervous.

Cage – who also named his son Kal-El, the character’s original Kryptonian name – was a huge advocate of Burton directing the movie, “but they were scared at the studio because of Mars Attacks. Warner Brothers had lost a lot of money on the movie,” he said.

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“These movies that are really weird, that challenge and break ground, they piss a lot of people off. I think they got cold feet. They’d spent a lot of money already building the sets and the costume and what have you. But you never know. I don’t mean to be cryptic Cage, but you never know.”

We’ll update this space with more details about Cage’s cameo following the movie’s release.

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