Not lots of people noticed The Flash, the much-hyped solo superhero outing whose anticlimactic underperformance all however put the ultimate nail within the DCEU coffin. (There’s nonetheless a second Aquaman en route, although.) Those who did bought to see a surprising sight: Nicolas Cage as Superman. Or perhaps they didn’t. The cameo may be very transient — so transient that the star himself joked that he virtually missed it himself.
In an interview with USA Today (in a bit caught by The Hollywood Reporter), Cage was requested about his semi-surprise look within the first and virtually definitely last huge display screen outing for Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen. The looks is a nod to Superman Lives, the aborted try within the late ‘90s to deliver Clark Kent again to the massive display screen, which bought thus far that Cage really bought to put on the go well with. So what did he consider lastly seeing himself as Supes.
“Nicely, I used to be glad I didn’t blink,” Cage joked. He elaborated, although. “For me, it was the sensation of being actualized. Even that search for that individual character, lastly seeing it on display screen, was satisfying. However as I mentioned, it’s fast.”
Cage even hinted at what his tackle Kal-El — the identify he gave his son, by the way — would have been like.
“Should you actually needed to know what I used to be going do with that character, have a look at my efficiency in Metropolis of Angels,” he mentioned, referring to the unfastened remake of Wim Wenders’ Wings of Need from 1998.
Cage has opened up in regards to the failure of Superman Lives earlier than, which was to be directed at one level by Tim Burton and would characteristic at one level a battle with a large spider. Again in 2015 he mentioned it’s a good thing it never got off the ground.