Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal proved their chemistry on screen when they starred in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. This sparked rumors that Cage is being recruited by his co-star to appear in Disney+ The Mandalorian series. Fans are also ecstatic to see the duo work again.
During D23 Expo, Pascal was asked about Cage’s possible appearance in the series. The actor shared that he suggested the idea and that Cage would make a great Mandalorian. The Din Djarin actor also hinted that his co-star could either be helmeted or helmet-less. Will Nicolas Cage finally join the Star Wars franchise?
Nicolas Cage Reveals Why He Turned Down The Mandalorian Role
In his interview with Yahoo, Nicolas Cage clarified the rumor and admitted that he is not down for the role. He confessed that he is a Trekkie fan forever and he will always be with the Star Trek Enterprise no matter what.
“I’m a Trekkie, man. I’m on the Star Trek Enterprise. That’s where I roll.”
Cage noted that he has been enamored with the franchise since childhood, and it would absolutely betray his loyalty to the franchise if he joined in on the other side. For decades, Star Trek and Star Wars have become rival franchises, at least in the eyes of some avid supporters.
“I grew up watching [William] Shatner. I thought 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. 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.”
It seems that the Ghost Rider actor remains firm in his decision to turn down the role. Cage also added:
“I’m not in the Star Wars family. I’m in the Star Trek family.”
It seems all hope is lost for fans who wish to see Nicolas Cage star in The Mandalorian series. Hopefully, the duo will find another project to collaborate with again in the future.
What To Expect In The Third Season Of The Mandalorian
According to Katee Sackhoff, who plays Bo-Katan Kryze, fans will see more Mandalorians, and things will become more exciting in the upcoming season.
“There are a lot more Mandalorians, and with that many Mandalorians in the room, things are bound to go wrong.”
Rick Famuyiwa, the show’s executive producer, also noted that it will explore the culture of Mandalorians, and the new characters introduced in the series will play a bigger part in the story.
All episodes of The Mandalorian are available to stream via Disney+.
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