So Nicolas Cage wants to play The Joker...

Published Apr 10, 2018 05:56pm
But he's not too crazy about playing a villain like Doctor Doom because, you know, "you have to wear a mask"
But he's not too crazy about playing a villain like Doctor Doom because, you know, "you have to wear a mask"

Just voicing Superman in Teen Titans Go! To The Movies and playing Ghost Rider isn't enough for Nicolas Cage; the actor's thinks he'd make a pretty mean Joker.

Even though the actor recently told JoBlo that he thinks his superhero movie days are mostly behind him: “I’m on to other things,” he explained but there’s still a chance he’d return to the comic book world if the right role came along, one that he's had his eyes on for a long time.

"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. 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.

Going back to the Joker, Cage agrees that it “would be the perfect” role for him because he could “go even more off the rails” than he normally does.

He’s had a number of near misses with other projects in the genre too, including playing The Scarecrow in cancelled sequel, Batman Unchained and the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. Will someone, anyone let Cage take up the challenge?

Here's hoping.

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