‘The Flash’ Director Andy Muschietti Just Gave Away The Film’s Wildest Cameo

I honestly can’t believe The Flash director Andy Muschietti did this. With the anticipated superhero film opening next month, fans are expecting tons of cameos to fit the massive multiversal story at its core. But Muschietti has gone ahead and spoiled what I think is the biggest cameo of them all, and all I can do is give you a huge SPOILER WARNING about what’s coming up. So do beware.

It was EW that reported the news of Muschietti’s interview with Esquire Middle East. It was during this chat that Muschietti revealed that Nicolas Cage’s Superman appears in The Flash. Maybe Mushciett is looking to goose the box office, but I really don’t think that is necessary here.

For those who don’t know, Cage was meant to play the man of steel in Tim Burton’s canned Superman Lives back in the ’90s. You can find all sorts of test footage and photos of Cage decked out in full Supes gear, with long, flowing hair and everything. It’s the look he sports in the movie, as well.

“Nic was absolutely wonderful,” Muschietti said. “Although the role was a cameo, he dove into it. I dreamt all my life to work with him. I hope I can work with him again soon.”

This is still a pretty deep cut for casual moviegoers, so it’ll be interesting to see how it plays. Given Cage’s love for the character (his son is named Kal-El for a reason), it’s really cool to know that he got to live this moment.

There are loads of other cool cameos and Easter Eggs to look forward to when The Flash opens on June 16.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.