Spoilers forward for The Flash.
For those who actually need to totally take pleasure in The Flash, it’s good to have a deep understanding of DC’s live-action diversifications, whether or not they had been made or not.
Many youthful viewers and informal viewers members could not know who George Reeves is or why a black-and-white Superman all of the sudden seems in a $200 million blockbuster. It’s even potential that there are individuals who haven’t seen Batman & Robin, and so they could be confused as to why George Clooney, of all folks, seems as Bruce Wayne within the closing scene.
This leads us to Nicolas Cage’s look as Tim Burton’s model of Kal-El from Superman Lives, a deep minimize which will go over many individuals’s heads. Director Andy Muschietti, whereas talking to The Playlist, described the method to fan service in The Flash in an intriguing approach.
“We talked with Nicolas, and we determined to shoot him in his go well with. And so, we constructed the go well with with the identical costume designer that constructed the go well with for the unproduced Superman Lives, which is a film that will have been nice, however no person will see as a result of it wasn’t made. However the pleasure was shared with Nicolas, and Nicolas is such a sort man, and I believe he shared the passion for bringing again that film that was by no means accomplished – even for a few minutes in our film.
And yeah, the magic of the multiverse is expressing that this universe exists, despite the fact that it’s a film that no person noticed. So, we’re type of saying that there’s a Superman Lives. Sure, we had been nervous, however the pleasure of doing it overrode every part. It’s like, in fact, somebody stated, ‘What in regards to the those who don’t know that Nicolas Cage was going to be Superman. Wouldn’t or not it’s a humorous second to see Nicolas Cage out of nowhere dressed as Superman?’ And our reply was, ‘We don’t care!’”
With The Flash already prone to performing poorly, the choice to incorporate Cage, design a fancy dress for him, create a visually spectacular sequence the place he fights a spider, and embody it within the movie solely as a nod to followers emphasizes the movie’s potential monetary losses.