Pedro Pascal Reacts To Nicolas Cage’s ‘Star Wars’ Refusal

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

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It would seem like Pedro Pascal and Nicolas Cage are best friends, especially if you watched The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent (2022) or have seen the meme it inspired. In the film, Pascal and Cage play a wealthy arms dealer and Nicolas Cage, respectively, as they become friends.

Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal smiling together on the red carpet
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The Last Of Us and Game Of Thrones actor enjoyed working with Cage so much that he wanted him to be in The Mandalorian. “I already suggested [it]. I already said he’d make a great Mandalorian.”

However, despite his pleas, Nicolas Cage says he’ll never be in Star Wars for a good reason: he doesn’t want to.

“I’m Not In The ‘Star Wars’ Family.”

Nicolas Cage with sunglassses
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Nicolas Cage has no urge to be in any Star Wars project, but the reason may not be what you think.

“I’m a Trekkie, man. I’m on the Star Trek Enterprise. That’s where I roll… I’m not in the Star Wars family. I’m in the Star Trek family.”

It seems that because Cage is a bigger fan of Gene Roddenberry than George Lucas, we’ll never see him in a galaxy far, far away.

“Nic Is One Of The Smartest People I’ve Ever Met.”

Pedro Pascal on the red carpet
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Naturally, Pascal took this in stride, complimenting Cage and celebrating both fandoms.

“You know, Nic is one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. And I think that makes sense in terms of how cerebral and puzzle-making a lot of Star Trek is. …That doesn’t mean you would have to prefer Star Trek over Star Wars. Because you can have both absolutely. But I can identify [with] his intellectual loyalty to Star Trek. He’s a dedicated fan.”

It’s nice to see the two stars take this in stride. Hopefully, we’ll see them together in something else very soon. Maybe Lord Of The Rings?

Would you like to see Nicolas Cage in Star Wars? Or would you rather see Pedro Pascal in Star Trek? Let us know in the comments below.

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