Alright, everyone. This is the warning—the spoiler warning. I am going to tell you a person who shows up in The Flash as a super secret cameo, and some of you aren’t going to like it. Much like Warner Bros. “revealed” the Wonder Woman cameo in Shazam: Fury of the Gods and tip-toed around the big Superman cameo in Black Adam, we’ve got another case of a major moment coming out before it should have.
So, here we go. Speaking to Variety, Andy Muschietti, The Flash director, was asked about a big cameo in the film. Sure, we all knew that Michael Keaton was coming back as Batman, but in this interview, he talks about the fact that Nicolas Cage comes back for a Superman cameo. Normally that kind of information, if discussed in an interview, is held until post-release. But not here.
“Although the role was a cameo, [Cage] dove into it,” said Muschietti. “I dreamt all my life to work with him. I hope I can work with him again soon.” Although the interview doesn’t explain how or why Nic Cage’s Superman shows up in the film, I’m sure we’ll all be very surprised to see him, and excited, and we’ll all be able to point and tell each other about Tim Burton’s failed Superman movie or how Cage has named his child Kal-El. Joyful moments of nerdiness in dark theaters.
Or wait, no we won’t, because for the third time in a row, it will have been previously discussed in trade magazines and on Twitter. Incredible. It’s an annoying turn of events stroke of luck for a movie that has been haunted by bad luck and, in the case of the lead actor, Ezra Miller—consequential legal action for a variety of allegations.
Anyway, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, and now Nicolas Cage are all showing up in this... sigh... multiversal escapade everywhere all at once into the DC-verse of madness. Great.
Correction: A previous version of this story stated that Warner Bros. spoiled the cameo when it was, in fact, Variety. That change was updated throughout the piece.
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