Nicolas Cage Will Not Be in the MCU Because Being Nic Cage Is Enough

There’s truly nothing that Nicolas Cage cannot do. He can play a wizard who wears old man shoes, a homicidal sociopath, or an exaggerated version of himself. For many fans of his work, it is honestly shocking that he hasn’t made his way into the all-mighty MCU. But, that’s just not going to happen. In an interview with Variety, Nicolas Cage says he will not be in the MCU, even though his performance name draws inspiration from that universe.

The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, Nic Cage in sunglasses and a hat
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Why doesn’t Nic Cage want to be an MCU star? Well, according to him, it is because he is Nic Cage. That’s it. That’s all. Cage does affirm that he’s not bashing Marvel movies nor any actors who star in them. That would be impossible considering that his acting surname was inspired by Luke Cage. He says there’s room for superheroes and sweeping dramatic films alike. “I understand what the frustration is,” Cage said. “I get it. But I think there’s plenty of room for everybody. I’m seeing movies like Tár. I’m seeing all kinds of artistic and independently driven movies. I think there’s plenty of room for everybody.”

A good point of view to have. We may never see Nic Cage in the MCU but there’s plenty of universes where he can shine. Like playing Egghead in a future Batman movie.

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