Don’t expect Nicolas Cage to pick up a lightsaber anytime soon. During an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, the star of The Unbearable Weight of a Mammoth Talent revealed that he’s not thrilled with the idea of traveling to a galaxy far, far away.
“I’m a Trekkie, man,” says Nicolas Cage. “I’m on the Star Trek Enterprise. That’s where I belong.”
Cage recently starred in The Unbearable Weight of a Mammoth Talent alongside a true Star Wars legend: Pedro Pascal, who is famous for playing Din Djarin, aka The Mandalorian, in the Star Wars universe. But it looks like Cage won’t be joining his co-star. because of his love for Star Trek.
“I grew up watching [William] Shatner,” he explained. “I thought Pine was great in the movies. I think the movies are exceptional. I like political and sociological messages. For me, science fiction is such an important genre because you can say what you want, what you feel. You put it on a different planet, in a different time or in the future, and without people jumping on you, you can express your thoughts like Orwell or whoever in the sci-fi format. And Star Trek really embraced it.”
Whether there will be a place for him on the command bridge of the Enterprise ship remains to be seen. But one thing is for sure: he has no interest in switching his allegiance to Star Wars.
“It’s a fact,” he added. “I don’t belong to the Star Wars family. I’m in the Star Trek family“.
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