Nic Cage Says His Love Of STAR TREK Is What's Stopping Him From Potentially Joining STAR WARS Franchise

Nic Cage Says His Love Of STAR TREK Is What's Stopping Him From Potentially Joining STAR WARS Franchise Nic Cage Says His Love Of STAR TREK Is What's Stopping Him From Potentially Joining STAR WARS Franchise

Pedro Pascal has campaigned for his The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent co-star Nic Cage to join him in The Mandalorian, but the legendary actor now reveals why a role in Star Wars is off the table.

By JoshWilding - Jan 10, 2023 05:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: SFFGazette.com

Following the release of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent last year, Nicolas Cage's star is once again on the rise thanks to a movie that reminded us all why we love the actor so much.

As his career resurgence continues, the Kick-Ass and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse actor was recently asked if he would be open to joining the Star Wars Universe. 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 clearly not interested!

"I'm not really down. I'm a Trekkie, man," he admits in the video below (via SFFGazette.com), revealing his love of Star Trek. 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 love either Star Wars or Star Trek instead of both, and Cage clearly falls into the latter's fandom. 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 simply isn't interested!

Hopefully, he'll get a shot at stepping aboard the Enterprise one day, but with the troubled Star Trek 4 still 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 would be a good fit to play in a future Star Trek film?

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bobevanz
bobevanz - 1/10/2023, 6:17 AM
Stop, I can only get so erect
Repian
Repian - 1/10/2023, 6:43 AM
I could imagine Cage as a Ferengi. Maybe a character similar to Quark.
Origame
Origame - 1/10/2023, 8:28 AM
All I have to ask is, why in unbearable weight of massive talent did they not use his actual son in it?

Come on. His name is Kalel Cage. And yes, that is a superman reference.
slickrickdesigns
slickrickdesigns - 1/10/2023, 8:32 AM
I’d be ok with never seen Nick Cage in the Star Wars universe.
Aaaand not to say ones right or wrong but Star Wars over Trek any day everyday.
NeoBaggins
NeoBaggins - 1/10/2023, 8:35 AM
Thank god.
BillyBatson1000
BillyBatson1000 - 1/10/2023, 8:36 AM
Since we now have multiple timelines (and the original mirror universe) ...

I'd love to see Cage play Sybok - half-brother to Spock.

Trek 5 fell apart for several reasons, not least lack of a budget. But I'd really like to see Sybok become powerful, misusing his telepathic abilities and leading a cult of (pseudo) religious fanatics on an insane quest.

We never really got to see any great moments between the brothers - or how it could have played out with more time.

So - Cage for Sybok.
EgoEgor
EgoEgor - 1/10/2023, 8:37 AM
I agree with Nic about sci-fi. When you boil it down, Sci-Fi is really about human nature, it holds a mirror to society in a way no other genre can.

Sci-fi is more than just space-ships and laser guns. It attacks our current values, delves into moral dilemmas from a distance. It plays in the greatest and most destructive gift of mankind, our creative nature.

When mankind asks "can we do this?", sci-fi holds up its mirror and asks "should we do this?".

That's something Star Wars doesn't really do. It doesn't have much to say about humanity. It's more fantasy, it's Tolkien but with space ships.
WarMonkey
WarMonkey - 1/10/2023, 8:51 AM
Nerd!! J/K I love his answer. I love both franchises but he's 100% right.
DocSpock
DocSpock - 1/10/2023, 8:52 AM


Suck it new(bad) Star Wars trilogy fans. Star Trek is still #1.

Cage is one wacky ridiculous possibly human being.

He is like that crazy funny drunken uncle who you just never wanna write off for some strange reason.

Like if Hunter Thompson & Dennis Hopper had a weird love baby.



blitzkreg
blitzkreg - 1/10/2023, 2:18 PM
I just became a bigger nick cage fan. Trek is also my favorite sci fi franchise, but I love Star wars as well.
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