Nicolas Cage Eyes 'Batman' Villain Role

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Nicolas Cage is ready to get evil.

The 45-year-old actor, whose latest flick Knowing proved a surprise hit at the box office this month, tells MTV that he'd jump at the chance to play a baddie in Christopher Nolan's Batman movie franchise.

"I would love to play a supervillain. I think that would be a whole lot of fun," Cage enthuses. "Yeah. If they call and invite me, I’d do it. Certainly."

Cage's interest in comics-related movies is long-standing. He was slated to portray the Man of Steel in the shelved Superman Lives, and starred in the title character of 2007's Ghost Rider, which failed to ignite much interest in the movie-going public. His latest comic-themed movie, Kick-Ass, is scheduled for release this year.

The competition for villain roles in upcoming Batman films is pretty fierce. So far, Angelina Jolie, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Johnny Depp have been mentioned as contenders, in the roles of Catwoman, the Penguin and the Riddler, respectively.

Have your say in the comments section: Do you think Nicolas Cage would make a good Batman villain and, if so, which one?



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  • Mark

    how about zaazz

  • Guest

    I was kind of hoping they'd get "So So" but I have no idea who'd play him. Because you know that couldn't have been the end to every single of the assasins that Batman fought in the first 'new' batman movies.

  • trafell1

    nic cage as mad hatter

  • Rick Metz
    Rick Metz

    Nicolas Cage would make a PUUUURFECT Riddler!

  • Cheesy Poof
    Cheesy Poof

    I really agree on not rehashing previously viewed villains. It is so important if they want to go for a 3rd movie to choose the right adversary. The first 2 were great but I think that the 3rd flick should deal with Bane as he attacked Batman directly and presented the greatest challenge to him. Check out the Knightfall series books. My only advice-DON'T F*CK UP WHAT YOU'VE ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR!!

  • BigWally

    Maybe Clayface or Black Mask......even though I would LOVE to see Solomon Grundy in the next Batman movie just dont think he would be good for that one.

  • sugarlumps

    Tom Cuise for the penguine roll, as long as he plays it like his roll in tropic thunder

  • cagedoesntmatch

    In a word: no. Please, for gods sake no.

  • Cryptic

    Let's not revisit anymore villians that have already made it ti the big screen! Let's use some lesser known ones.

  • Bliss

    I think Cage would be a better Mr Freeze than Arnold could ever imagine. I dont want Angelina Jolie as Catwoman...get some smaller actor who will have want to do it because they want to prove something. Just look at Sam Worthington in Terminator Salvation, he was way better than Christian Bale.

  • ?

    johnny depp would be a great scarecrow. What a good villian

  • ?

    he is the riddler the eyes and stare he does and the voice. perfect.

  • Isaac

    i don't like cage at all so thats a no!but Johnny Depp as the riddler would be amazing!

  • nocigar

    1st Don't ever talk about nicholas cage as the joker... that ship has sailed. 2nd don't ever mention face/off in the same breath as christopher nolans batman. 3rd u wanna see cage as a bad guy check out kiss of death.

  • David Oswald
    David Oswald

    I totally agree, I could see Cage as Joker, I don't think he can fill the shoes of Ledger in the role but I think he'd be a good replacement. He proved he can be bad in Face/Off.

  • Monte

    Cage would be th perfect Joker. I think be a great replacement for Ledger

  • JJfish

    There shouldn't be a Batman sequel, the series is complete

  • dococt

    no he wouldn't look good as any batman villain. He looks like a total douche

  • jeight