Following Tim Burton’s reaction, now Nicolas Cage explains and reacts to his Superman in The Flash movie offering it was out of his control.
Recall my insiders said the visual effects went unfinished which is the real reason they look so bad.
Regarding what Tim Burton, the legendary director who at one time was going to direct Nicolas Cage in the defunct Superman Lives in the ’90s, had to say, Burton seemed to think The Flash might have used artificial intelligence (AI) for some of the special effects.
Never fought a giant spider
Nicolas Cage, however, doesn’t think they used AI and says it was CGI and even said he never fought that giant spider.
“Well, okay. First and foremost, I was on set. They did put a lot of time into building the suit… By the way, Andy, who I think is a terrific director, is a great guy and a great director and I loved his two IT movies, great people him and his sister… What I was supposed to do was literally just be standing in an alternate dimension, if you will, and witnessing the destruction of the universe,” explained Cage to Yahoo.
Cage added, “Kal-El was bearing witness at the end of a universe, and you can imagine with that short amount of time that I had, what that would mean in terms of what I can convey. I had no dialogue [so had to] convey with my eyes the emotion. So that’s what I did. I was on set for maybe three hours.”
Happy people got to see the suit
The giant spider in The Flash is a reference to Superman Lives, as the producer behind the movie at the time, Jon Peters, mandated to writer Kevin Smith that the third act of the film had to include Superman fighting a giant spider, so they used it in The Flash movie.
“When I went to [watch The Flash], it was me fighting a giant spider. I did not do that. That was not what I did,” he said. “I don’t think it was [created by] AI. I know Tim is upset about AI, as I am. It was CGI, OK, so that, they de-age me, and I’m fighting a spider. I didn’t do any of that.”
Nicolas Cage did say he was at least happy everyone got to see the Superman Lives suit.
“So I don’t know what happened there but I do feel the movie gave the beautiful suit that Colleen Atwood designed a chance to be seen, and I was happy about that because she put a heck of a lot of thought into that suit and so did Timm” said Cage. “But I get where Tim’s coming from. I know what he means. I would be very unhappy if people were taking my art and Tim’s Nightmare Before Christmas … AI’ing and appropriating them. I get it. I mean, I’m with him in that regard. AI is a nightmare to me. It’s inhumane. You can’t get more inhumane than artificial intelligence.”
He continued, “I don’t think it [was] AI [in The Flash]. I just think that they did something with it, and again, it’s out of my control. I literally went to shoot a scene for maybe an hour in the suit, looking at the destruction of a universe and trying to convey the feelings of loss and sadness and terror in my eyes. That’s all I did.”