Tim Burton was not a fan of Nicolas Cage’s Superman cameo in “The Flash”. The DC and Warner Bros. film — released back in June — featured a variety of cameo appearances from plenty of famous faces; however, Cage’s unexpected cameo stood out the most compared to those of Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton and George Clooney, who all appeared separately as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the film, reprising their former takes on the superhero. READ MORE: Tim Burton Explains Why He’ll Never Direct A Marvel Movie: ‘I Can’t Deal With A Multi-Universe’ Burton — who directed Keaton as Batman in 1989’s “Batman” and its 1992 sequel “Batman Returns” — was previously set to direct Cage, 59, as Superman in “Superman Lives” in the late ’90s, following the success of his “Batman” franchise at Warner Bros.
However, the project was axed after pre-production went on for an extensive two-year period. In a recent interview, the filmmaker and animator reacted to Cage’s Superman cameo and Keaton’s Batman return in “The Flash”, to which he harshly compared them to the current trend of using AI technology to reimagine films and characters.
While in conversation with the British Film Institute, Burton, 65, emphasized that he definitely wasn’t impressed with the project decision to “misappropriate” both of his interpretations of the two characters, particularly Cage’s Superman, which he argued was almost a total CGI creation that felt completely artificial. READ MORE: Nicolas Cage On His Brief ‘Flash’ Cameo As Superman: I’m Glad I Didn’t Blink’ “But also it goes into another AI thing, and this is why I think I’m over it with the studio.Read more on etcanada.com
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