'I’m on the Star Trek Enterprise': Nicolas Cage reveals he is not a ‘Star Wars’ fan

'I’m on the Star Trek Enterprise': Nicolas Cage reveals he is not a ‘Star Wars’ fan
Nicolas Cage rejected the rumors of him joining the 'Star Wars' franchise (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Nicolas Cage revealed the franchise he would rather join over the 'Star Wars' franchise, as he refuted the casting rumors of him shaking hands for the next 'Star Wars' movie. While promoting his new film 'The Old Way,' the 59-year-old Oscar winner said, “No is the answer, and I’m not really down.” He continued saying, “I’m a Trekkie, man. I’m on the Star Trek Enterprise. That’s where I roll.”

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Cage's 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' co-star Pedro Pascal previously told at Disney’s D23 expo in September 2022 that he wanted Cage to join the 'Star Wars' franchise which sparked a row of rumors. “I already suggested [it]. I already said he would make a great Mandalorian. He’ll wear a helmet. Absolutely … Or he could be one of the helmet-less,” said Pascal. However, in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, Cage rejected any idea of being part of the franchise as he revealed he would rather join Star Trek.

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Cage chooses Star Trek

“I’m not in the ‘Star Wars’ family. I’m in the ‘Star Trek’ family,” said Cage. “I grew up watching [William] Shatner [but] I thought Pine was terrific in the movies. I think the movies are outstanding. I like the political and the sociological [messages],” Cage made his statement despite his friendship with Pascal.

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“To me, what science fiction is really all about and why it’s such an important genre is that really you can say whatever you want, however you feel,” he continued.

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'The Last Throw' star said, “You put it on a different planet, you put it in a different time or in the future, and without people just jumping on you, you can really express your thoughts like [George] Orwell or whomever in the science-fiction format. And ‘Star Trek’ really embraced that.”

The 'Star Wars' franchise has mostly recruited celebrities for cameo roles. Lin Manuel Miranda was cast in 'The Rise of Skywalker,' the franchise's final film, and Daniel Craig, the 'James Bond' star in the seventh film 'The Force Awakens'.

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In 'The Last Jedi', celebrities including Tom Hardy, Prince William, and Prince Harry were cast. However, due to the movie's strict runtime, their scenes were removed.

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