Tim Burton, has shared some thoughts on some of the cameos in The Flash, and it seems he was left less than impressed.
In a new interview with the British Film Institute, Burton – the director of Batman and Batman Returns – discusses his career, and the way Batman in particular has impacted cinema. He was asked why he didn’t do a third film, and put it simply as, “They had enough of me for that one. I think I upset McDonald’s or something.”
But as to the fact that Batman hasn’t really left theaters since his two films, Burton shared, “I felt lucky, because I can still remember this feeling of being there the first time, when it felt new, and there’s always something exciting about that. It’s incredible that it’s gone on and keeps reinventing itself. But one thing that I have that is very personal is that I felt very new at the beginning, and that was exciting. For its flaws and everything, it felt like new territory at the time. I’m very, privately, proud of that feeling.”
The interview eventually moved towards the inclusion of Nicholas Cage as Superman from Burton’s canceled Superman Lives project and if he had any regrets about that project being canceled. “No, I don’t have regrets. I will say this: when you work that long on a project and it doesn’t happen, it affects you for the rest of your life. Because you get passionate about things, and each thing is an unknown journey, and it wasn’t there yet. But it’s one of those experiences that never leaves you, a little bit.”
He then went on to add that perhaps he’s over situations such as this, however. “But also it goes into another AI thing, and this is why I think I’m over it with the studio. They can take what you did, Batman or whatever, and culturally misappropriate it, or whatever you want to call it. Even though you’re a slave of Disney or Warner Brothers, they can do whatever they want. So in my latter years of life, I’m in quiet revolt against all this.”
The Flash is now available on Max.
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