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“There’s a lot of fertile ground there”: Nicolas Cage Hints Face/Off 2 in the Works, Calls Sequel ‘Three Dimensional Chess’

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Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage has delivered many impressive performances throughout his Hollywood career. One of these also includes his role in the 1997 film Face/Off, in which he portrayed a homicidal sociopath Castor Troy. The film, along with its cast, received praise for its performances, and Face/Off went on to be a cult classic as it gained a strong following over the years. Fans of the film were curious if the studio would work on a sequel.

Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage

To their satisfaction, Paramount Pictures announced in September 2019 that they would be working on a Face/Off sequel. The American filmmaker Adam Wingard joined the project in February 2021. The Ghost Rider star has also been eager to return as Castor Troy, and in his recent interview with Collider, he shared some of the things fans can expect from the much-awaited sequel.

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Nicolas Cage Revealed the Potential Plot of Face/Off Sequel

Earlier, The Guest director, Adam Wingard, shared that the script of the film was under development. He also shared that he wanted to make a direct sequel to the 1997 film and wanted Nicolas Cage and John Travolta to reprise their respective roles in the sequel.

Face/Off (1997)
Face/Off (1997)

Wingard also said that he would not be sharing the details until everything is finalized and they’re sure that “this is the one.” And seems the makers have finally started working on it, as The Rock star shared plot details about the Face/Off sequel during his interview with Collider.

He revealed that the initial discussions for the plot followed the story of Castor Troy and Sean Archer’s children growing up and eventually facing off against each other. The Knowing star shared that Troy and Archer’s involvement in all this would add a twist to the story.

A still from Face/Off (1997)
A still from Face/Off (1997)

“It’s almost like if you factor in the idea of offspring and Castor and Sean having children and these children grow up, then it becomes like three-dimensional chess, and then it’s not just the two, John Travolta and myself, it’s four of us ping-ponging and going at different levels, and it becomes even more complex.”

He also shared that the sequel would be full of “twists and turns and unpredictability.” While Cage did not share the plot details, he also said that he had “maybe one meeting” in the office, and he has not heard anything about it since his last meeting, so he cannot say anything for sure.

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Nicolas Cage is Looking Forward to Work With Adam Wingard

Nicolas Cage’s character died in the original 1997 film, directed by John Woo. However, the Godzilla vs. Kong director has planned an “absolute sequel” that would allow Castor Troy to return for the sequel. He shared that he liked Wingard’s work in Godzilla vs. Kong and thinks “he’s smart.”

The Drive Angry star has shared that he is excited to work with Adam Wingard because he thinks they have similar tastes. “He’s great, and I think we share similar tastes. We have similar sensibilities,” he said.

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Nicolas Cage

The National Treasure star further said, “He has respect for cinema and various kinds of iconography. I think it would be great.” Paramount Pictures has yet not revealed when they are planning to release the Face/Off sequel.

Nicolas Cage is currently starring in Brett Donowho’s The Old Way.  He portrays Colton Briggs, who ends up facing the consequences of his past after the son of a man he murdered years ago arrives to avenge his father’s death. Colton Briggs had to take up arms again to protect his daughter.

Face/Off is available on Paramount+.

The Old Way is playing in theatres now.

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Source: Collider

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.