Nicolas Cage says he doesn’t need to star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he won’t “destroy” the franchise.
“I must love Marvel movies because I named myself after a Stan Lee character named Luke Cage,” Cage said. Diversity.
The Ghost Rider star, whose real name is Nicholas Kim Coppola, added: “What am I going to do, quit Marvel movies? Stan Lee is my surrealist father. He named me after me.”
“I understand the frustration. I do. But I think there’s room for everybody. I’ve been watching movies like ‘Tar’.” I’ve been watching a variety of feature and independent films. I think there’s a lot of room for everybody here.”
“I don’t need to be in the MCU, I’m Nic Cage.”
Cage also reflected on how he played the DC character Superman in the 1990s.
“They wanted Rennie Harlin to do the movie. I sat down with Rennie. I was shooting another picture, and he came to the trailer, and we talked. I liked Rennie… but I thought if I did it, it would be like this. For a beat.”
“I said it had to be Tim Burton. I called Tim and said, “Are you going to do it?” I said. Tim didn’t shoot me, I shot Tim and Tim said yes. I loved what he did with Michael. [Keaton] and Batman and I was a big fan.”