Nicolas Cage Reveals The Surprising Reason He Won't Consider Joining The STAR WARS Franchise

Nicolas Cage Reveals The Surprising Reason He Won't Consider Joining The STAR WARS Franchise

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star Nicolas Cage has revealed the surprising reason he wouldn't want to join the Star Wars franchise in an upcoming movie, revealing his love of another sci-fi property...

By JoshWilding - Jan 09, 2023 07:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

Nicolas Cage's star is once again on the rise, with The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent reminding us all why we love the actor so much.

As his career resurgence continues, the Kick-Ass and Renfield star was recently asked if he would be open to joining the Star Wars franchise. While not necessarily a natural fit on the surface, you'd think that would be a dream gig for an actor who has played Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, and even came close to suiting up Superman.

However, he's not interested!

"I'm not really down. I'm a Trekkie, man," he admits in the video below. Praising both William Shatner and Chris Pine's respective performances, he'd go on to say, "I like the political and the sociological...to me, what I think science fiction is all about...and Star Trek really embraced that. They got into some serious stuff." 

It's pretty common for movie fans to either love Star Wars or Star Trek rather than both, and Cage clearly falls into the latter category. As the interviewer points out, Pedro Pascal has tried to convince Cage to head into a Galaxy Far, Far Away with him, but the living legend is simply not interested!

Hopefully, he'll get a shot at stepping aboard the Enterprise, but with Star Trek 4 seemingly no closer to becoming a reality at this stage, we won't hold our breath. The franchise has found great success on television, but Cage has yet to really embark on many small screen roles as a bona fide movie star. 

Who do you think Cage could play in a future Star Trek project?

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