Nicolas Cage Breaks Silence on ‘Mandalorian’ Appearance, Makes Surprising Revelation

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Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

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Pedro Pascal, the actor best known for portraying Din Djarin/The Mandalorian in the Star Wars television series of the same name, recently revealed that he wanted action-movie legend Nicolas Cage to appear alongside him in the faraway galaxy.

Last year, the pair starred in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022), a “meta” action-comedy in which billionaire Nicolas Cage super-fan Javi Gutierrez (Pedro Pascal) invites the Hollywood star (Cage) to his birthday party, but together wind up taking on arms dealers.

Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
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The chemistry between the two is palpable, and the film definitely leaves you wanting to see more from the unlikely duo. Evidently, Pascal feels the same, because when asked by Yahoo! Entertainment at last year’s D23 Expo if he would like to work with Cage in Star Wars, he said, “I already suggested [it]. I already said he would make a great Mandalorian.”

The Mandalorian (2019) producer, director, and writer Rick Famuyiwa, who was also at the event, then asked: “But would he wear a helmet or not?” Well, Mandalorian or not, the truth is that we’d be happy to see Nicolas Cage play any character in Star Wars.

Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian
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Now, in a new interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Cage has broken his silence on Pascal’s comments. While promoting his new film The Old Way (2023), the interviewer brings up Pascal’s comments from Disney’s D23 event, asking Cage if there has been any progress on that front.

Unfortunately, the Con Air (1997) actor’s response is very disappointing, as he reveals that he’s not actually a Star Wars fan. Check out his full comments below, which was shared on the Yahoo! Entertainment interviewer’s official Twitter account:

“No…,” Cage says. “I’m not really down [to appear in Star Wars]. I’m a Trekkie, man. I’m on the Enterprise, that’s where I roll. That’s a fact, I grew up watching Shatner, I thought Pine was terrific in the movies, I think the movies are outstanding, I like the political and the sociological… To me, what I think science fiction is all about… and Star Trek really embraced that. They got into some serious stuff.”

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So, it turns out that Cage is a huge Star Trek fan, and as such, it’s unlikely we’ll ever see him appear in The Mandalorian, or elsewhere in the faraway galaxy, for that matter. Should Cage decide “to boldly go where no man has gone before”, it will likely be via the USS Enterprise first.

Check out the official trailer for The Mandalorian Season 3 below:

The Mandalorian Season 3 stars Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin/The Mandalorian), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Katee Sackhoff (Bo-Katan Kryze), Emily Swallow (The Armorer), Omid Abtahi (Dr. Pershing), Amy Sedaris (Peli Motto), and Tim Meadows and Christopher Lloyd in undisclosed roles.

The Mandalorian Season 3 will premiere on Disney+ on March 1, 2023.

An Excited Grogu in 'The Mandalorian'
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Would you have liked to see Nicolas Cage in Star Wars? What kind of character do you think he could have played? Let us know in the comments down below!

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