Nicholas Cage in a cape…have we not just saw this film? Thanks to Renfield and his profusely bloody protest against supernaturally void bondage, there’s not enough sunshine in the world to banish from our brains the hilarious image of Cage strutting around in his comedic stuff like an extra-authoritarian version of Dracula. But Cage will soon be wearing a different type of pull-on cape – the Superman kind, to be exact – as he finally dons the iconic Man of Steel threads in an upcoming cameo.

After years of yearnings to sport Superman’s signature “S” on his chest, Cage will finally be able to do just that with an upcoming appearance in the flash (opening June 16). Via Variety, the DC movie snatched Cage from Dracula’s duty for a spot on its ever-growing superhero roster. In doing so, Cage will also fulfill a career wish he’s had for decades, since the late 1990s and the untimely demise of Tim Burton’s never-realized. superman lives film, which was to feature Cage as Kal-El himself.

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If you saw Renfieldthen you know Cage has been having a blast lately leaning on his over-the-top acting skills. the flash Director Anthony Muschetti says the actor showed similar swagger while dressed as Superman on set. “Although the role was a cameo, he dove into it,” Muschetti said, via Esquire Middle East. “I’ve dreamed all my life of working with him. I hope to be able to work with him again soon… He’s a huge Superman fan. A comic book fanatic.

“Fanatic” does an equally on-brand depiction of Cage’s acting spirit in general, with his Renfield Dracula character gnawing at the landscape like only Cage can. Abandoned at the idea of ​​having his faithful servant Renfield (Nicolas Hoult) quit it, Cage bares his gnarled fangs and embarks on a New Orleans feasting frenzy that will take your breath away – either from the film’s clever mix of over-the-top gore, or just as likely, it’s relentlessly funny horror comedy sets. After all, how many times in literary history has anyone stood up to Dracula and lived to tell this bloody tale?

With a story of The Walking Dead mastermind Robert Kirkman and based on Bram Stoker’s Timeless Vampire, Renfield East available on demand now across the gamut of home streaming platforms… even as we wait for dawn to break on news of the film’s inevitable streaming date on Peacock.

Luckily, there’s no shortage of Nic Cage these days on the Bird app, with Peacock hosting tons of can’t-miss Cage classics, including Front/Off, The Office of Humanityand the film directed by Werner Herzog Bad Lieutenant: Stopover in New Orleans.


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