During an interview with the British Film Institute, Tim Burton did not hide his strong annoyance at seeing Michael Keaton and especially the appearance of Nicolas Cage in the film “The Flash”…
Michael Keaton was to reprise the role of Bruce Wayne / Batman in the film which was dedicated to Batgirl, before Warner decided to never release the film (even though it was finished).
No matter, he made a good start against bad luck, since he is visible in the Batou costume in the film The Flash, released last June, whose results at the global box office have significantly weighed down the company’s accounts. Warner, between superhero fatigue and the legal case surrounding its main performer, Ezra Miller.
If Keaton was able to savor his return a little, even if it was brief, it is an understatement to say that Tim Burton did not appreciate seeing him in the film. And even less the appearance of Nicolas Cage in the Superman costume.
This is one of the very striking cameos of The Flash: during the scene in which Barry Allen sees parallel universes passing before him, we can see the actor in a Superman costume fighting a giant spider. A nod to the Superman that Burton prepared for a long time with Cage, of which there are still tests of the actor’s costume.
“I am in silent revolt against all this”
“I don’t regret at all not having been able to make this film,” commented Burton in an interview with the.
“On the other hand, I will say this: when you work on a project for so long and it doesn’t happen, it affects you for the rest of your life. Because these things excite you, and every project is an unknown journey, and we hadn’t yet arrived at our destination. But it’s an experience that never leaves you.”
And to drive the point home: “I’m a little disgusted with the studios. They can take what you’ve done, my Batman or whatever, and twist it culturally, or whatever you call it.
Even if you’ve been a slave to Disney or Warner Bros for years, they can do whatever they want. So, in my last years of life, I am in silent revolt against all of this.”