Nicolas Cage opens up about his Flash cameo as Superman

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Despite his brief appearance in The Flash, actor Nicolas Cage was glad to finally wear the red Superman cape.

Cage had a surprise cameo in Ezra Miller's The Flash, along with many other notable actors, but his appearance saw him play a character that was years in the making.

The Flash introduced viewers to the DC multiverse on the big screen, which saw many DC characters return and introduced new ones - including Cage's appearance as Superman.

The Renfield star was tipped to play Superman in Tim Burton's version of the film in the late 1990s, but the project was canned.

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Speaking to USA Today, he shared how great it was to play the Man of Steel finally.

On his performance in The Flash, he said: "Well, I was glad I didn't blink. For me, it was the feeling of being actualised. Even that look for that particular character, finally seeing it on screen, was satisfying.

"But as I said, it's quick. If you really wanted to know what I was going do with that character, look at my performance in City of Angels."

He continued: "I was supposed (to play) Clark Kent after that (in Superman Lives), and I was already developing this alien otherness playing this angel.

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"That is a perfect example of the tonality you would've gotten for Kal-El and for Clark Kent: Clark would've been a little more amusing but Kal-El (had) the sensitivity and the goodness and the vulnerability and all those feelings that were kind of angelic and also terrifying."

Superman was not Cage's first time playing a superhero, he had starred in The Ghost Rider in 2007 and its sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in 2011.

He has also lent his voice to some animated crime fighters, such as Spider-Man Noir in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) and Superman in Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018).

The Flash is still out in some cinemas.

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