Nicolas Cage is well known for playing acclaimed acting roles and has even won an Oscar for one of them.
Recently Cage has expressed interest in playing DC comics super villain The Joker!
Cage casually mentioned the idea to a news site which was interviewing the actor about his new film The Humanity Bureau. When asked about what other superhero roles he might like to take on, after starring in the Ghost Rider movies, Cage revealed the following:
“I mean, I think my comic book days are kind of…I’m on to other things, but I always thought I’d make a great Joker and I always thought that I would’ve been a good villain in one of the Marvel [movies] like Doctor Doom. But, Doctor Doom you have to wear that mask, but I thought the story leading up to Doctor Doom could’ve been interesting. At this point, if I was to go back into the format, it would probably have to be as a villain.”
At the moment, there seem to be too many Jokers on the big screen, so he is in for some tight competition to get the acclaimed role which is also coveted by Joaquin Phoenix in the upcoming Joker Origin movie.
We also heard that Jared Leto would reprise his role as Joker in the DCEU sequel Suicide Squad 2, which is expected to film this summer or fall.
Still, it’s not a far off thought for Nicolas Cage to play The Joker one day. Warner Bros. and DC Films have expressed their intent to offer a diversified string of films – within the universe. There are many great DC Comics stories that could make a standalone film and require another actor to step into the Joker shoes. Batman Beyond and Dark Knight Returns are two obvious picks that feature an older Joker – so Cage would be a perfect fit for the role.