When he’s not busy allegedly fighting Vince Neil in Las Vegas and returning a stolen Mongolian dinosaur skull he bought at auction, actor Nicolas Cage stars in movies. This is especially true of the seven days that fall between Friday, November 4 and Friday, November 11, when Army of One, Dog Eat Dog and USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage — all three films starring Cage — hit select cities, see digital-only wide releases, or both. This means Cage has been really busy as of late, but according to a new wide-ranging interview in the Los Angeles Times, there could have been more.
At least that’s what Cage told Times reporter Josh Rottenberg when he asked the dinosaur enthusiast about whether or not he’d consider working in television. “That’s where a lot of the more interesting, creatively risky, adult-oriented projects have gone,” he told Cage. “You haven’t done any TV. Is that something you think about?” Turns out the answer is yes, the Army of One/Dog Eat Dog/USS Indianapolis star has thought about doing television.
You know, it’s a good point and I’ve been invited many times to go on a show, one of which was on Neil Gaiman’s American Gods to play Mr. Wednesday, which was a great part, beautifully written. And I said no.
Rottenberg and Cage also discussed the latter’s comic book fandom and whether or not — following the well-known failed production of Superman Lives — he was surprised by Marvel’s success. As HitFix pointed out, Cage didn’t think the first Captain America would ever work as a film. “When it did work and it was a success, it was like, ‘Well, I guess they’re capable of achieving anything at this point,'” he said.