Nicholas Cage Talks Ghost Rider & Superman: Looks Like No More Comic Book Movies
Nicholas Cage answers a few questions regarding his comic book movie career for Total Film Magazine.
Cage was at one time attached to play Superman, but went on to play Ghost Rider twice with Ghost Rider in 2007 and the sequel in 2011, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Nicholas Cage is asked if he has any interest in doing other superheroes, to which he replies, "No."
"I'm happy with the one I did," Cage said. "I think that it's a perfect match for me. Ghost Rider is so different than all the others. It you want to compete in the world of comic book movies, you have to provide an alternative, and Ghost Rider does that. There's really nothing quite like him. He's the only superhero I know that was inspired by Goethe. He sold his soul to the Devil, he made a Faustian contract. His weapons are different. He has these hellfire chains and he looks so terrifying. The idea of something that scary using forces of evil for good... when you're eight years old and you're looking at that, it's kind of like a philosophical awakening!"
Regarding playing Superman, Nicholas Cage says that he would like to work with Tim Burton and offers that his take on the Man of Steel was different than the Christopher Reeve version.
"But when I was going to do Superman, I knew Christopher and we would talk - and he knew that I was going to somewhere else with it. At that time, I would've been OK. I was going to have giant black, Samurai hair - and make him very different."