Nicolas Cage Wants To Join Star Trek
In a recent interview, Nicolas Cage says he isn't interested in a Star Wars role, because he's more into Star Trek.
Nicolas Cage wants to go where no one has gone before, or at the very least he sure sounds like he does. In a recent interview with Yahoo Entertainment‘s Kevin Polowy, Nicolas Cage showed a lot of love for Star Trek, strongly hinting he wanted to become part of the franchise. His pro-Trek came after the interviewer asked him if Pedro Pascal had managed to lure him into the Star Wars universe yet.
As you can see in the video above, with — we assume — no disrespect intended to his Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent co-star, Nicolas Cage said The Mandalorian would have no luck luring him into Star Wars, because Star Trek was his home.
“No is the answer. I’m not really down. I’m a Trekkie, man. I’m on the Star Trek. I’m on the Enterprise. That’s where I roll.”-Nicolas Cage on Star Trek
Nicolas Cage said he “grew up watching” William Shatner on Star Trek: The Original Series, and expressed his love for the film series; including the more recent ones led by Chris Pine. He also illustrated why Trek was more his preference than Star Wars.
“I like the political, and the sociological… to me, what science fiction is really all about, and why it’s such an important genre, is that is really where you can say whatever you want, however you feel. You put it on a different planet, you put it in a different time, or in the future, and you can without people just jumping on you. You can really express your thoughts… and Star Trek really embraced that. I thought they got into some serious stuff.”-Nicolas Cage on Star Trek
We can only hope that Nicolas Cage’s words were heard by Star Trek producers like Alex Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman. Netting someone like Cage would be a huge win for the franchise, and could very well serve to bolster the dormant film series.
While Cage usually plays leading men, it wouldn’t take much imagination to see him as an eccentric Star Trek villain. It’s tempting to imagine him as an obsessed Klingon warlord, something along the lines of Christopher Lloyd’s Kruge from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. From what we’ve seen of him in films like Face/Off and in the trailer for the upcoming Renfield, it’s clear Cage would play the holy hell out of such a role.
Before Nicolas Cage winds up in the running for any Star Trek roles, you can see him right now in the western The Old Way. Cage stars as a once infamous gunfighter who returns to his violent ways to get vengeance for his murdered wife. Ryan Kiera Armstrong (Firestarter) plays his young daughter Brooke, who joins him on his quest for revenge.