“I do not should be within the MCU, I am Nic Cage”

Nicolas Cage says he doesn’t should be within the MCU as a result of he’s Nic Cage! The actor additionally touches upon the cancelled Superman Lives film.

It’s no secret that Nicolas Cage is a large comic-book fan, however in terms of showing within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’s not too bothered. Nicolas Cage just lately accepted the Variety Legend & Groundbreaker Award on the Miami Movie Competition Sunday evening and he was requested if he’d ever wish to be within the MCU.

Nicolas Cage merely stated, “I don’t should be within the MCU, I’m Nic Cage.” When requested for his opinion on the present state of superhero motion pictures, Cage stated, “I’ve gotta be good about Marvel motion pictures, as a result of I named myself after a Stan Lee character named Luke Cage. What am I going to do, put Marvel motion pictures down? Stan Lee is my surrealistic father. He named me. I perceive what the frustration is. I get it. However I believe there’s loads of room for everyone. I’m seeing motion pictures like ‘Tár.’ I’m seeing all types of creative and independently pushed motion pictures. I believe there’s loads of room for everyone.

Nicolas Cage has appeared in Marvel motion pictures earlier than, however not within the MCU. He performed Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Years earlier, he was additionally set to tackle the function of Superman in Tim Burton’s Superman Lives earlier than the mission fell aside. “They needed Renny Harlin to do the film. I sat down with Renny. I used to be doing one other image, he got here to the trailer and we talked. I appreciated Renny… however I assumed if I’m going to do that, it’s such a bullseye to hit,” Cage stated. “I stated, this needs to be Tim Burton. I referred to as Tim and stated, ‘Would you do that?’ Tim didn’t forged me, I forged Tim, and Tim stated sure. I cherished what he did with Michael [Keaton] and Batman, and I used to be an enormous fan.

The actor was actually enthusiastic about what they’d cooked up with Superman Lives. “It was extra of a Nineteen Eighties Superman with like, the samurai black lengthy hair,” Cage stated. “I assumed it was gonna be a very totally different, form of emo Superman, however we by no means received there.” Cage puzzled if the studio received scared off due to Burton’s Mars Assaults. “Warner Brothers had misplaced some huge cash on the film,” Cage stated. “These motion pictures which might be actually bizarre, that problem and break floor, they piss lots of people off. I believe they received chilly toes. They’d spent some huge cash already constructing the units and the costume and what have you ever. However you by no means know. I don’t imply to be cryptic Cage, however you by no means know!

If Nicolas Cage does be a part of the MCU in the future, what function may you see him enjoying?