Nicholas Cage rumoured to play Superman in The Flash

The Flash is shaping up to be one hell of a film. Not only are Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton set to reprise their roles as Batman, but it’s also been rumoured that Christian Bale, Val Kilmer, and George Clooney are set to don the cowl again, to co-star alongside Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen.

FandomWire claims not only has Chris O’Donnell been approached to reprise his role as Robin, but Nicholas Cage has also been approached to play Superman, from the cancelled Tim Burton ‘Superman Lives’.

What’s interesting, is Warner Bros has stopped calling the film series ‘The DCEU’ and the TV stuff ‘The Arrowverse’. It’s all now just part of the ‘DC Multiverse’.



With everything that’s been rumoured about this film so far, I’d say that anything is possible. I’ve always wondered just how Cage would’ve played Kal-El, we got a slight glimpse in Jon Schnepp’s excellent documentary ‘The Death of Superman Lives: What happened?’. Cage even voiced the character in ‘Teen Titans Go to the movies’.

Even if all those actors didn’t want to appear, I’m sure they could repurpose some archive/unused/test footage to tell a compelling story.

Here’s what director Andy Muschietti had to say about the multiverse:

“This movie is a bit of a hinge in the sense that it presents a story that implies a unified universe where all the cinematic iterations that we’ve seen before are valid. It’s inclusive in the sense that it is saying all that you’ve seen exists, and everything that you will see exists, in the same unified multiverse.”

 

Ben Affleck is Batman returning

According to Vanity Fair, Ben Affleck is set to don the Batman cowl again. It’s thought to be a cameo role and it will be alongside Michael Keaton, who is also reprising his role as Batman from the 1989 Tim Burton film. Both will appear in The Flash, starring Ezra Miller.

The Flash director Andy Muscietti said:

“He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before. It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”

I honestly didn’t see this coming, I thought Affleck was done with the character. It’s nice to see he’s willing to come back to give the character a proper send-off.

The Flash is scheduled for release on June 3, 2022.

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Henry Cavill in talks to play Superman again

According to Deadline, Henry Cavill is in talks to reprise his role as Superman in the Warner Bros DCEU.

Cavill has always been positive towards the role and has made it clear, that he would love to come back. As and when the studio need him.

The news comes just a week after Zack Snyder announced his cut of Justice League, will stream on HBO Max.

It looks like Cavill’s return won’t be for a man of steel sequel, but as a supporting character in other films. The Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman 1984 are already in the can, so if I were a betting man, I’d place money on him showing up in Black Adam, and Shazam 2. With a possible cameo in The Flash.

What’s interesting, is that Cavill started hitting the gym again yesterday…

Episode 189: The Justice Leauge of River Song

Back like a regrettable Tinder date, that won’t stop calling you.

It’s the first Bad Wilf Podcast of 2018, after 8 years of podcasting are we any better?

No, but here’s our spoiler-free review of The Diaries Of River Song and, our spoiler-filled review of Justice League.

The Diary of River Song is an audio play series from Big Finish Productions. Alex Kingston reprises her character River Song from the television series Doctor Who.

Justice League is a 2017 superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the follow-up to 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the fifth instalment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

The film is directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher as the title team, with Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons in supporting roles.

In the film, Batman and Wonder Woman recruit The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg after Superman‘s death to save the world from the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.

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Ben Affleck has already co-written a Batman script

Last year, we heard a rumour that Ben Affleck was going to co-write a solo Batman film with legendary DC writer, Geoff Johns. Well, today the Hollywood Reporter has reported that the dynamic duo has completed the first draft and have submitted it to Warner Bros.

THR spoke to Patrick Whitesell (Affleck’s agent) who revealed the following information:

“He’s [Ben Affleck] contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape. There’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that’s out there as an option.”

It’s no secret that Batman V Superman has received mixed reviews, but Affleck’s Batman has been hailed as “the best Batman we’ve ever seen”. It remains to be seen exactly when Warner Bros. will fit a solo Batman film into their already packed release schedule, but I imagine they’ll find room for it.

Check out Martyn’s vlog about Batman V Superman. It features Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder.

Grant Gustin shares first picture of Supergirl cross over 

Just over week ago, we learned that the much rumoured crossover between The Flash and Supergirl was officially going to happen. Along with the 90’s Flash, Kara Zor-El is very briefly glimpsed during the next episode of The Flash, which airs next week on Sky One. 

Grant Gustin (The Flash/Barry Allen) took to Instagram to share the first photo of him and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), both wearing their superhero costumes. Barry Allen and Kara can be seen on set, while shooting “World Finest” — the eighteenth episode in the first series of Supergirl.

I fully expect The Flash to travel to an alternate Earth, where Supergirl exists. Trust me, it’s only a matter of time before Arrow shows up in Gotham. 

The Flash/Supergirl crossover has been confirmed 

There’s been talks about a possible crossover between The Flash and Supergirl ever since Supergirl was announced. Well, now it’s been confirmed that the crossover between the two shows is actually going to happen.

American network, CW announced today that The Flash star Grant Gustin will guest star in an episode of Supergirl and that episode is set to air in the US on March 28th.

As of yet, plot details are very thin on the ground but I suspect this will involve Barry travelling to an alternate Earth.

Really really. Flash is about to meet Supergirl. @melissabenoist

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Executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg had this to say:

“We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we started making ‘Supergirl’ – The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up! We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support.”

Supergirl/Flash crossover in development? 

Ever since Supergirl was announced, there have been rumours that she would crossover with The Flash and Arrow. 
But CBS (the network that produces Supergirl) said they weren’t interested in a crossover. Now Bleeding Cool have suggested that CBS might have reconsidered their stance and are moving forward with crossover plans. 

Supergirl was initially ordered for thirteen episodes with an option for nine more to complete a twenty-two episode first series. Bleeding cool say that if CBS orders those extra nine, the crossover could happen in one of those episodes. 

We already know that every DC TV project takes place in the same universe, regardless of Network. The recent appearance of Constantine in Arrow saw a ratings increase of 11% so CBS would be crazy to turn down the opportunity. 

Constantine to appear in Arrow

The Constantine series may have been canceled by US Network NBC, but thanks to Warner Brothers insisting that all their TV properties take place in the same universe, regardless of the Network they’re on, actor Matt Ryan is going to reprise his role as John Constantine in the fourth series of Arrow.

The Constantine star took to Twitter to confirm the details, in the video below.

Constantine will appear in episode 5 of the upcoming fourth series.

Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim added:
“We are thrilled to have Matt Ryan reprise the role of John Constantine on an upcoming episode of Arrow. Matt is an incredibly talented actor and his portrayal of this beloved character was always something we admired. The introduction of magic and mysticism on the show this season has provided a truly organic opportunity for us to bring John Constantine to Arrow and the CW’s DC universe. It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the Constantine fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series.”

I’m excited by this news, I feel that Constantine had a great first series. Hopefully his apperance will cause the CW to green light a spin-off.

Meet Wally West

23-year old Australian actor, Keiynan Lonsdale has been cast as Wally West in the second series of the hit show, The Flash.
In the comics, Wally West is Iris’ nephew. After an accident similar to Barry Allen’s, he becomes Kid Flash and eventually, takes over as The Flash. 

Flash Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg said of the casting:

“Just like when we met Grant [Gustin] for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart and courage of a hero. We are so excited to be bringing this much-beloved character onto the show.”

I not familiar with Lonsdale’s work but The Flash producers haven’t made a bad casting choice yet.

It’ll be interesting to see if they keep him as Iris’ nephew. I suspect they will change his origin a little and he’ll be from an alternate Earth, where Joe had a son instead of a daughter.