With all the speculation this past week about whether Henry Cavill was leaving/sacked as Superman, whether we’d see another Superman movie any time soon, and which actors might be in line for the role if Cavill was finished, is it any wonder that someone has approached Nicolas Cage for his thoughts on it all.
Cage, who was once cast to place Superman in the never-made “Superman Lives” movie back in the 1990s, is not only a big Superman fan (having named his son Kal-El), but recently voiced the role of the Man of Steel in the animated film “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies”.
In an interview with IndieWire.com, Nicolas Cage weighs in on whether he thinks there’s still a need for more Superman movies.
“There’s certainly a character there that has aspects that have not yet been seen before,” he said. “All the feelings of alienness. How am I going to fit into society? Maybe if I become a hero, everyone will love me, even though I’m a freak. All that stuff really wasn’t tapped into with the character. He’s quite vulnerable. I don’t know who should do it, but best of luck to them.”
As for his thoughts on Henry Cavill’s portrayal of Superman he said, “I thought Henry Cavill was a very good Superman and I liked the anger he brought to the role.”
He’s not so much worried about who should play Superman, as he is concerned with who should be the next director. “You have to have a filmmaker that can create worlds,” Cage said. “I can only think of maybe two right now.” He singled out “Mandy” director Cosmatos for his expressionistic style. “I would love to see Panos’ version of Krypton,” Cage said. “The other one would be the original guy I had, Tim Burton.”