As we know, in The Flash , the cinecomic with Ezra Miller arriving in Italian cinemas on June 15th, we will find Tim Burton ‘s Batman , played by Michael Keaton .
After all, everything is possible when it comes to the multiverse, even meeting incarnations of superheroes who, on paper, never existed, such as Nicolas Cage ‘s Superman . That’s right, for a time, in the 90s, Tim Burton was actively involved in the making of a film about the Man of Steel starring Cage. But that project never saw the light of day, saddening many fans who would have paid gold to see
Nicolas Cage as Superman. Well, that dream will come true thanks to The Flash .
Nicolas Cage’s Superman will also be in The Flash!
It was director Andy Muschietti who confirmed it during a recent interview:
Nic was absolutely wonderful! Although his was only a cameo, he threw himself into it… I’ve dreamed of working with him all my life. I hope I can work with him again soon. He is a huge fan of Superman and a comic book buff.
Announced in the 1990s Superman Lives , was to feature Tim Burton behind the camera and, in the role of Superman, Nicolas Cage .
The plot followed Superman who, after defeating Luthor and saving the world, retreated to his fortress of solitude. However, when the city of Metropolis was threatened by Brainiac, Superman decided to spring back into action to stop him.
The film was never made due to various problems, including budget and creative differences between the producers and the director. However, there are some photos and videos, which show Cage intent on trying on the costumes of the film. A documentary was also made in 2015, The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?, which tells the whole story of the film.
In “The Flash” the worlds will collide when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time, and change the events of the past. When trying to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry is trapped in a reality where General Zod returns to threaten destruction, and with no Super Hero to turn to…unless Barry can convince a decidedly different Batman to return to the field to rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian…despite not being the one he’s looking for anymore. Ultimately, to save the world he’s in and return to the future he knows, Barry’s only hope is to run for his life. But will this ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?
Director and cast
The screenplay is by Christina Hodson ( Bumblebee , Birds of Prey ), while the direction is handled by Andrés Muschietti ( La Madre, IT ). The cast includes Ezra Miller ( Barry Allen / Flash ), Kiersey Clemons ( Iris West , historic romantic interest of Barry ), Maribel Verdú ( Nora Allen , mother of Barry ), Michael Keaton ( Tim Burton ‘s Batman ), Ben Affleck (the Batman byZack Snyder ), Sasha Calle ( Supergirl ), Ron Livingston ( Henry Allen ), Saoirse-Monica Jackson , Rudy Mancuso and Ian Loh ( Barry child). Michael Shannon returns as Zod.
The film is inspired by Flashpoint . In the comics, Barry Allen goes back in time to prevent the murder of his mother Nora , and distorts the timeline of the DC universe , finding himself in a very different present: in this timeline , he never became the Flash and Earth lives a deep crisis situation, also because many superheroes are no longer superheroes; Wonder Woman and the Amazons, for example, have conquered the United Kingdom, while Aquaman has devastated Western Europe with a tidal wave to annex it to his rule. Batman exists, but behind his mask is Thomas Wayne, not his son Bruce , who was killed during the infamous robbery.