Nicolas Cage won't be in the Star Wars universe for one straightforward reason
Nicolas Cage has revealed why he won't be part of the Star Wars universe, even though his co-star Pedro Pascal wants it to happen.
Star Wars isn't in Nicolas Cage's future for a very specific and unusual reason. The iconic actor, best known for roles on the "National Treasure" series, Face Changer and Ghost Rider, most recently played himself in the 2022 meta-comedy Superstar Can't Carry Weight. His co-star in the film is The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal (who plays the eccentric billionaire who pays Cage to come to his birthday party), and he said he would love to find a way for Cage to come to his birthday party. Odd enters the Star Wars universe.
On his official Twitter account, Yahoo! Entertainment's Kevin Polowy shared a clip of Cage's interview about the actor's new film, The Old Way. During the interview, Polowy brought up Pascal's comments on Star Wars and asked if there was any progress on that front. Cage's simple answer was "no," revealing that he "wasn't really upset" because he's a huge Star Trek fan, continuing to praise the original William Shatner Star Trek series and Chris Pine's role as Cooper in the new film. Captain G's performance. Read Cage's full quote below:
No… I’m not really down. I’m a Trekkie, man. I’m on the Enterprise, that’s where I roll. That’s a fact, I grew up watching Shatner, I thought Pine was terrific in the movies, I think the movies are outstanding, 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.
Nicolas Cage does not want to be in The Mandalorian or the Star Wars universe (sorry, Pedro Pascal)."I'm a Trekkie. That's where I roll... I'm not in the Star Wars family. I'm in the Star Trek family." pic.twitter.com/958e7picw4— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) January 7, 2023
Is Star Trek in Nicolas Cage's Future?
Including the aforementioned unbearable weight of massive talent, Cage has had career resurgence in the past For several years, she starred in such acclaimed films as Pig and Mandy. He's showing no signs of slowing down, either, as his upcoming role as Dracula in Nicholas Hoult's horror action-comedy Rayfield is already proving to be hot. On the back of this success, he might be able to land a Star Trek role simply by bringing up the fact that he loves the series.
There are certainly many avenues in the Star Trek universe for him to fit in, even as a one-off cameo. Aside from the movie Star Trek 4 (which is struggling to get off the ground after WandaVision director Matt Schekman was cast as Marvel's Fantastic Four and quit after he was announced to helm the project), there's quite a bit of Star Trek right now. The Trek series is now on the streaming service Paramount+. Cage's dynamic performance style could certainly find its way into the animated series "Star Trek: The Prodigy" and "Star Trek: Lower Decks," but he could also be a star in the live-action films "Star Trek Discovery" and "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds." fascinating presence, both featuring his beloved Star Trek characters: The Original series.
However, Cage also has a lot going on right now. In addition to the A24 comedy Dream Scenario, he has six projects in pre- or post-production. He might end up being too busy to take on a Star Trek role, even if he gets one, though it's clearly more likely that he'll appear in that universe at some point than any future Star Wars project.
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