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Massive cameos, including Nicholas Cage’s Superman, set for the Flash movie?

September 22nd, 2020 by Marc Comments

We all know by now that the upcoming Flash movie, tentatively dubbed Flashpoint, will likely feature lots of cameos from across the DC Universe, with both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck returning as their versions of Batman (here) and now there are lots of fun rumours about who else may appear.

So, word is – and we have to stress this is a rumour – that in the movie, loosely based on the Flashpoint story where Barry Allen/Flash goes back in time to save his mother’s life and in doing so, alters not just his timeline, but timelines throughout the multiverse – timelines he will see in the movie, explaining the presence of Keaton’s Batman from the Burton movies.

But, while we reported a while back that Christian Bale’s Batman/Bruce Wayne may be being sought to appear too (here), it seems it won’t stop there.

Apparently, sticking with the Christopher Nolan universe, The Flash movie will see Barry Allen coming into the Gotham of the Dark Knight trilogy – if Bale won’t return (his Batman is technically dead, remember?) then they will nod to it nonetheless – and, just thinking outside the box, couldn’t Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Robin appear?

Anyway, word is both Val Kilmer and George Clooney are being sought to appear as other Batmans (Batmen?) for brief cameos – Kilmer has previously joked about suiting up again recently (here) – word is that Batman and Robin and Batman Foreve’s Chris O’Donnell is sought to appear as Nightwing opposite BOTH Batmen.

Another guest we’re hearing and this shouldn’t be a big surprise given how The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths played out, is that TV’s Flash star, Grant Gustin, will appear:

The clip above, from the Crisis on Infinite Earths event, saw both Flashes meeting and it’s expected that Flashpoint will return the favour and see the two come together on the big screen. Honestly, I love this!

Now, there’s one more supposed addition being sought and, I’m not going to lie, it would be mind-blowing!

So, many of you will know that in the 90s, Nicholas Cage has signed on to play Superman in a movie that shared a universe with Michael Keaton’s Batman. The movie, called The Death of Superman, was set to kick off with the man of steel being killed by Doomsday, but would focus on his rebirth. This would have seen Cage’s Superman making his big-screen debut and Keaton’s Batman was lined up to cameo, being written into the script as speaking at Superman’s funeral via a screen from the Batcave – you need to understand that, at that stage, the idea of Batman and Superman sharing a screen in any way was a very exciting proposition.

Sadly, the movie, despite coming close to happening, had the plug pulled before cameras but Cage (see below) was fitted out for the suit and the movie became the stuff of cinematic legend.

Cage has been on record in the past as saying that Superman is a role he’s always wanted to play and, indeed, finally played him in the Teen Tians Go! movie a couple of years back (here).

However, it’s always been something in the back of the minds of the fans, something they always wondered… what it?

And we know that during the Crisis on Infinite Earths event last year Cage was approached to play the role but, be it over timing, wages or something else, he couldn’t do it (here).

Now, however, it seems Warners/DC are seeking him to play the role and not just to suit up as an older Superman but to play him in the universe of Micheal Keaton’s Batman, as was the plan all those years ago. It seems that a large part of Flashpoint will take place in the Burton version of Gotham City.

Honestly, I love this idea.

I know many had issues with Cage as Superman, but I’m certainly excited at the idea of a Justice League of sorts existing in the Burtonverse and seeing that would be amazing… heck, even if it was just Batman and Superman, I’d be very, very happy.

Whatever happens this sounds like it’s going to be an amazing thing to see and, given what was already done with the Crisis event, this will knit together the entire onscreen DC universe in a way that is almost unimaginable.

Remember producer Barbara Muschietti at DC Fandome said about the Flash movie: “it’s a ride. It’s going to be fun and exciting and there are a lot of DC characters in it.”

She wasn’t messing around…

Source: Fandom

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….