Nicolas Cage reveals his objection to appearing in The Mandalorian as being that he prefers Star Trek to Star Wars. The Oscar winner apparently considers himself a member of the Star Trek family.
The new vampire actor appears to be rejecting one position as a possibility, whereas Cage formerly seemed to embrace all the roles he was offered (there was even a sketch about that). Regardless of how near Pedro Pascal, the star of The Mandalorian, is to him.
The actor recently stunned viewers in the Renfield teaser, which was made by Universal Pictures and Skybound Entertainment, as Chris McKay’s Dracula. The fantasy and horror comedy that will be released in April has an R classification to warn audiences.
However, the actor’s most recent film is now playing in cinemas before that debut. While promoting the film The Old Way, his interview with Yahoo Entertainment revealed that while having earlier shown interest in becoming a Mando, he still identifies as a Trekkie.
Cage and Pascal’s 2022 film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent served as the catalyst for their on- and off-screen connection.
The newly formed bond gave rise to concepts for integrating Cage into The Mandalorian universe. When told about the possibility of working with Pascal once more on the Star Wars films, Cage reveals:
“I’m not really down. I’m a Trekkie, man. I’m on the Star Trek Enterprise. That’s where I roll.”
He continues by praising the success of the Star Trek series, noting that he has seen it grow over the years. He has always been a fan of the original Star Trek series, which starred William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk. Along with the movies, Cage keeps up with the franchise’s ongoing television series. He goes on:
“I thought [Chris] Pine was terrific in the movies. I think the movies are outstanding. I like the political and the sociological [messages]. To me what science fiction is really all about and why it’s such an important genre is that really you can say whatever you want, however, you feel.”
As an actor, Cage is aware that the genre enables stars to express their viewpoints on a variety of pertinent problems. It serves as a portal through which individuals can provide alternative approaches to social conceptions and views. Cage clarifies:
“You put it on a different planet, you put it in a different time or in the future, and without people just jumping on you, you can really express your thoughts like Orwell or whomever in the science fiction format. And Star Trek really embraced that.”
Star Trek daringly ventures into uncharted territory. As a result, it presents weird new worlds and investigates various modes of thought. It can resemble exploring a new frontier greatly anything along the lines of western-themed adventure films.
A type of narrative to which The Old Way belongs. The most recent Nicholas Cage film places him in a vengeance narrative during the Wild West era when gunslingers exact what they decide they are due.
He is revealed to be Colton Briggs in the trailer, a well-liked or feared gunslinger depending on who you ask. Losing his wife to individuals seeking retribution for his previous deeds causes him to revert to his “old ways.”
He even includes his own daughter in the mission for retribution since he believes she has to learn a valuable lesson. His daughter intends to follow in her father’s footsteps as a manner of processing her own loss.