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The Flash director Andy Muschietti reveals the big cameos that didn’t make the movie’s final cut

May 15th, 2023 by Marc Comments

While we already know that The Flash movie will be filled with fun cameos, it seems that not everyone they wanted to include made it in.

We know for sure that Michael Keaton’s Batman, Ben Affleck’s Batman, Michael Shannon’s General Zod and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl will all play a big role but we have also heard loads of fun rumours about faces that might appear from DC’s long history on screens big and small.

Heck, at one time, there was a rumour that TV Flash Grant Gustin wouldn’t just appear but might be the new big screen Flash too, although the star has revealed that, sadly, neither is true, despite him actually appearing along with Grant Gustin’s Flash in the Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths!

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But now director Andy Muschietti has confirmed that the original cut of the movie was around four hours and, as such, some cameos didn’t work out and some had to be cut [implying that perhaps we’ll see them down the link in a director’s cut or deleted scenes at least?] and these included Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman from the ‘70s TV series, Marlon Brando’s Jor-El from 1978’s Superman, Burgess Meredith’s Penguin and Cesar Romero’s Joker from the 1960s Batman TV series and, yes, it also included Gustin’s Flash being cut from the finished movie, with Muschietti saying “Of course, as I said before the list of cameos…was huge. So obviously we played with the idea of including DC characters from TV, but we just had to pick.”

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The director doesn’t go into details about how some of these stars who are now much older or, sadly, dead would appear; if it would be old footage or some sort of deepfake technology; we’ll probably know more when we see the final product in a few weeks, especially of some of the names I’ve heard make it to the screen.

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Worlds collide in “The Flash” when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to.

That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?

“The Flash” ensemble also includes rising star Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon (“Bullet Train,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”), Ron Livingston (“Loudermilk,” “The Conjuring”), Maribel Verdú (“Elite,” “Y tu mamá también”), Kiersey Clemons (“Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” “Sweetheart”), Antje Traue (“King of Ravens,” “Man of Steel”) and Michael Keaton (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Batman”).

The Flash arrives in the US on June 16th and in Europe/UK on June 14th.

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Source: Nerdist

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….