For all of the wildly various opinions that audiences had about Ezra Miller’s The Flash and its multiversal shenanigans, I nonetheless can’t imagine that it’s the film that lastly delivered Nicolas Cage’s first live-action Superman look. The gobsmacking cameo got here throughout the superhero film’s world-smashing climax, with a large eight-legged reference to Tim Burton’s unproduced Superman Lives function. Cage beforehand addressed his pleasure in lastly donning the Man of Metal’s emblem, however has now opened up concerning the precise course of, revealing there weren’t any large spiders concerned in conversations throughout filming.
Although plenty of The Flash viewers believed Nicolas Cage’s cameo to have been birthed totally by way of CGI, probably with A.I. help, the Dream Situation actor confirmed he was certainly bodily current throughout the Superman go well with, and had nothing however compliments for director Andy Muschietti whereas additionally revealing what he was advised the scene was going to be about. Right here’s how he put it in an interview with Yahoo Leisure:
So he was apparently advised to only stare out into the destruction of oblivion, which is a fairly tall order. Cage continued, instantly addressing the spider-ness of all of it.
I dunno about you guys, however I’m greater than just a little baffled to know that Cage was actually saved at midnight over what that second was going to appear like in its closing type on-screen. It appears odd to have considered one of Hollywood’s most fascinating thespians in a Superman go well with, and to largely simply have him stand there what he believes to be the overall annihilation of a whole universe. That’s a tough idea to wrap one’s head round, no matter what the context of the scenario is.
Clearly the time constraints had lots to do with that, since Andy Muschietti & Co. couldn’t precisely arrange any super-complicated pictures or sequences for Cage to participate in. And I’m certain it might have been that rather more sophisticated to de-age these facial options if his Kal-El was dealing with the digicam whereas flying round and blasting shit. However nonetheless, not less than inform the man there’s a multi-legged monster concerned.
Maybe holding again on that data was as a result of artistic staff not really understanding what that scene would appear like. Contemplating all of the pre-visualization and results work within the movie, it’s onerous to think about any shot making it to the filming stage with out being storyboarded to demise, however possibly that’s how the scheduling labored out. Or possibly they simply didn’t wish to admit within the second that they have been resurrecting Jon Peters’ bonkers thought for a superhero climax. Can’t completely blame anybody if that’s the case, contemplating that concept killed a complete film.
Regardless of the case could also be, right here’s hoping Nicolas Cage not less than loved watching sort-of-himself combating a bigass monster in The Flash, and that it one way or the other evokes James Gunn to faucet the actor’s skills for his and Peter Safran’s new DCU. Whereas ready to see what occurs there, Barry Allen’s time-traveling antics will be streamed with a Max subscription.