Where can Cage even go from here?
When you have as long and as storied of a career as Nicolas Cage and you end up starring as yourself in your latest big-picture project, where do you even go after that? Somewhere to pay your bills, is my guess.
When your financial history includes two castles, two islands and some dinosaur skulls, I guess you do what you have to do. Sometimes that works out unexpectedly well, like Will Smith ending up on the Fresh Prince to pay his tax bill. Sometimes you end up as the temporary janitor / sacrifice to a haunted kids arcade. At this point, there is no way to know for sure until it happens.
I say this as a big fan of Cage’s work. Con Air was the first movie I ever owned on DVD. I must have watched The Rock and Gone in 60 Seconds at least 100 times each. And when you need someone to drunkenly scream in their underwear in a bathroom for a solid 2 minutes in one continuous shot, who else could you possibly go with?
For better or worse, Nick Cage has become an icon of American cinema and he doesn’t seem to be fading away anytime soon. He was almost Superman and by association as American as apple pie! But those Pyramid headstones aren’t going to pay for themselves.
Any predictions on what Cage’s next project might be?