Months after The Flash opened in theaters, Nicolas Cage is responding to director Tim Burton’s criticisms about the surprise Superman cameo.
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- Nicolas Cage addresses Tim Burton’s criticism of his Superman cameo in The Flash, clarifying that the giant spider fight was not his doing.
- Cage suggests that the scene was created using CGI to de-age him and expresses empathy with Burton’s concerns about appropriation and artificial intelligence.
- The actor shares his personal aversion towards AI, describing it as inhumane and highlighting the potential dangers it poses.
It has been several months since The Flash‘s release, and while he was initially positive about his cameo, Cage is opening up about Burton’s critical comments regarding his Superman Lives cameo in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment. He says:
When I went to the picture, it was me fighting a giant spider. I did not do that. That was not what I did. 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 could de-age me, and I’m fighting a spider. I didn’t do any of that, so I don’t know what happened there. … 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 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.
Source: Yahoo! Entertainment