With Section 31 in manufacturing, work being put in on a Jean-Luc Picard film, and continued efforts to make a fourth film within the Kelvin timeline a actuality, there was quite a lot of speak about Star Trek films as of late. There’s nonetheless no telling what the subsequent characteristic from the franchise to seem on a silver display will likely be, however a brand new replace from Nicolas Cage exhibits that there is curiosity in his involvement. Cage not too long ago revealed what he knew concerning the scenario, and what he’d love to do if invited to affix for a film.
Nicolas Cage was on the Saturn Awards and had a quick dialog with TrekFilm.com about his previous feedback about wanting to affix the Star Trek franchise. Specifically, he was requested a few 2023 interview and whether or not he’d had any gives to affix a mission, and the actor stated the next:
Who is aware of, certainly, as Paramount has floated many concepts whereas making an attempt to get a film to theaters lately. Quentin Tarantino pitched a bananas concept for a Star Trek film, and there is been alleged debate concerning Paramount getting the Kelvin actors again collectively or beginning contemporary with a reboot concept. The solely upcoming Trek film we all know is coming is Section 31, which will likely be out there with a Paramount+ subscription when it releases.
In the scenario wherein a film does occur, and Nicolas Cage is within the solid, he has some concepts of what he’d love to do. Unfortunately, it might not be in keeping with what followers might want, particularly after watching his physique of labor:
I’ve thought for some time that Nicolas Cage would make the right Star Trek villain. It appears the actor just isn’t taken with taking part in an antagonist, although instantly stating as a lot would smash any twist wherein he performed a secret villain who infiltrated Starfleet. As talked about, although, Cage stated no critical talks have occurred about him being in a film, so he would not have any want or motive to lie about what he needs to do.
Ultimately, for something to occur, Paramount must get a Star Trek film rolling and in theaters, and it is struggled to take action to this point. The follow-up to Star Trek: Beyond has been caught in improvement hell since shortly after the third film’s launch. Nicolas Cage’s curiosity in being concerned most likely will not transfer the needle any nearer to a movie occurring than some other promising step over the previous a few years, however I’ll hold my hopes up anyway and stay optimistic that one thing is coming within the subsequent couple of years.
The Star Trek films at the moment are dispersed throughout Max and Paramount+ if a reader needs to observe them. CinemaBlend will proceed to trace updates on the progress of a brand new Star Trek film and whether or not or not Nicolas Cage has any involvement.