Nicolas Cage is clear, he has no desire to appear in a production “Star Wars”. The actor justified himself by admitting to being a big fan of another great universe: “Star Trek”.
Nicolas Cage says no to Star Wars
Generally, actors and actresses tend to be silly when asked about their desire to participate in certain projects. It must be said that the journalists do not really help when they ask any star if they would like to one day star in a Marvel or come back in a sequel to a movie twenty years later. And these celebrities, good paws, usually answer that anything is possible to keep the door open.
But Nicholas Cage is not of that kind. And he just proved it in a recent interview for Yahoo Entertainment. The American journalist first explained to the actor that Pedro Pascalwho shared the poster ofA talent in solid gold with Nicolas Cage, had declared that he wanted recruit his colleague The Mandalorianseries Star Wars from Disney+.
Then comes the question of whether something has advanced at this level. And Cage to answer clearly that he is not interested and does not intend to appear in the least production Star Wars. He justifies himself by admitting to being above all a fan of Star Trek.
I am a Trekkie. (…) I am not part of the family Star WarsI am in the family Star Trek.
Star Trekthe perfect science fiction
Nicolas Cage, who grew up watching William Shatner (Kirk’s interpreter in the series Star Trek) and particularly appreciated his replacement Chris Pine in the films (since 2009), went further in his analysis by praising all the qualities of science fiction and Star Trek.
I like political and sociological (messages). For me, what science fiction really represents and why it’s such an important genre is that you can really say what you want, what you feel. You can go to another planet, to another time, or to the future, and without people falling on you, you can really express your thoughts. Like Orwell or anyone in the science fiction genre. And Star Trek really embraced that.
There has always been some rivalry between fans of Star Wars and those of Star Trek. Nicolas Cage made his choice, which could give some ideas to see it appear in this universe. Recall that a Star Trek 4 still with Chris Pine was in the pipeline for a long time. JJ Abrams had even made it official, before Paramount withdrew it from its calendar. Since then, the future of the saga in cinema remains a little unclear.
On the small screen, on the other hand, the series follow one another with Star Trek: Discovery (since 2017), Star Trek: Picard (since 2020) or Star Trek: Strange New Worlds which started last year. A show available on Paramount+, which has just arrived in France. With all this, there should be a small place for Nicolas Cage.