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Nicolas Cage opens up about playing Superman in The Flash

Nicolas Cage has opened up about his cameo as Superman in 2023’s DCU flop, The Flash. He was previously slated to play the iconic DC hero in 1998’s Superman Lives until Warner Bros. ultimately scrapped the project and director Tim Burton went to direct 1999’s Sleepy Hollow.

Cage spoke to USA Today (via Screen Rant), he expressed how glad he “didn’t blink” and how satisfying it was finally playing a role he was meant to since the late 90s. While this was a mere brief cameo, it does make way for a possible revival of Superman Lives or perhaps an entirely new Man of Steel-based film altogether.

“Well, I was glad I didn’t blink. For me, it was the feeling of being actualized. Even that look for that particular character, finally seeing it on screen, was satisfying. But as I said, it’s quick.”

It’s hard to say if this will be the last we’ll see of Cage in that iconic costume, but with the DCU looking to expand and become comparable to the MCU, it’s not impossible that the Sympathy for the Devil actor may make more appearances later on, even if they may not be the hero in this film.

The Flash itself has been in a rather rocky situation since 2014, being stuck in Production Hell until finally finding footing and releasing to middling success. This seems to be a trend for recent DC films, though.

Blue Beetle is slated to hit theaters next month, and its projections are grueling, to say the least.

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