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Nicolas Cage says it is "highly unlikely" he will join The Expendables 3

Jul. 19, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Well this sucks. In May it sounded like it was a done deal that Nicolas Cage was going to join the cast of THE EXPENDABLES 3. But in an interview with Den of Geek the actor was asked point-blank about the reports he had signed on to the film, and this is what he had to say:

I have not had any formal discussions about that movie.

He also went on to debunk the rumor that he'll appear in KICK-ASS 2:

I'm not in Kick-Ass 2 and I don't think I'm in Expendables 3. And I like those guys, but I would say it would be highly unlikely that I'd be in that movie.

There may not have been formal discussions, but I think there must have been a least a couple of conversations about Cage joining THE EXPENDABLES 3. Maybe his agent with someone from the studio or Sylvester Stallone drunkenly calling him up one night, I do believe someone near the top of the food chain for THE EXPENDABLES 3 at least floated the idea of the actor appearing in the movie. It's just too good of an idea to ignore. Can you imagine Nicolas Cage as Mel Gibson's crazy enforcer/right hand man or legendary assassin?

But I think we all know there's only one thing Nicolas Cage really wants in life: cake.

Extra Tidbit: Nicolas Cage can find time for a remake of LEFT BEHIND but not THE EXPENDABLES 3? Bollocks.
Source: Den of Geek

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9:17AM on 07/21/2013
Well, I'm a little disappointed, since the prospect of him and Gibson sharing the screen sounded just too good. Still, if he wasn't going to play a villain, I'm still not sure I would've been interested. His heroes (Stanley Goodspeed aside) can be kind of bland. Unless they're tortured. Then it gets interesting.
Well, I'm a little disappointed, since the prospect of him and Gibson sharing the screen sounded just too good. Still, if he wasn't going to play a villain, I'm still not sure I would've been interested. His heroes (Stanley Goodspeed aside) can be kind of bland. Unless they're tortured. Then it gets interesting.
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7:43PM on 07/19/2013

What the hell?

If Cage was offered this, and passed on it, that makes absolutely no sense at all. The man says yes to anything! Just look at the shitty films he's done in the last ten years. Why say no to this!? I admit, it would be better for him to wait for Expendables 4, if there is one. Cause the cast for 3 is huge. Will they even have room for Jet Li, Terry Cruse, Stathom?
If Cage was offered this, and passed on it, that makes absolutely no sense at all. The man says yes to anything! Just look at the shitty films he's done in the last ten years. Why say no to this!? I admit, it would be better for him to wait for Expendables 4, if there is one. Cause the cast for 3 is huge. Will they even have room for Jet Li, Terry Cruse, Stathom?
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6:33PM on 07/19/2013

either way not bothered

however i now want some cake...
however i now want some cake...
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5:30PM on 07/19/2013

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I'm good with him not involved. Even if he were involved he doesn't really fit
I'm good with him not involved. Even if he were involved he doesn't really fit
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5:30PM on 07/19/2013
He doesn't sound like he knows what he's doing from one moment to the next
He doesn't sound like he knows what he's doing from one moment to the next
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4:23PM on 07/19/2013

Kinda 50/50 on this...

...while I wouldn't mind Cage in an Expendables movie it also throws me off whenever he's mentioned in these Expendables casting stories. For some reason, he just doesn't fit with the actors I'm used to seeing in these movies, same with John Travolta. Both have done a few action films but nowhere near the amount of the other stars. Both did Face/Off and I know Cage has The Rock and Con Air but it's still hard to see those two as action stars.
...while I wouldn't mind Cage in an Expendables movie it also throws me off whenever he's mentioned in these Expendables casting stories. For some reason, he just doesn't fit with the actors I'm used to seeing in these movies, same with John Travolta. Both have done a few action films but nowhere near the amount of the other stars. Both did Face/Off and I know Cage has The Rock and Con Air but it's still hard to see those two as action stars.
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7:25PM on 07/19/2013
Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, National Treasure, National Treasure 2, Seeking Justice, Stolen, Drive Angry, Kick-Ass, Knowing, Bangkok Dangerous, Next, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Snake Eyes and 8MM all came out after Face/Off, The Rock and Con Air.
Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, National Treasure, National Treasure 2, Seeking Justice, Stolen, Drive Angry, Kick-Ass, Knowing, Bangkok Dangerous, Next, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Snake Eyes and 8MM all came out after Face/Off, The Rock and Con Air.
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3:57PM on 07/19/2013
in the words of bruce from Family Guy. Oh Noooooooooooo!
in the words of bruce from Family Guy. Oh Noooooooooooo!
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3:52PM on 07/19/2013
It would be great to see him join the cast either as a good guy or villain, but I think he is also above this type of material.

He's the best actor out of the entire Expendable films along with Gibson, Willis, and Snipes.
It would be great to see him join the cast either as a good guy or villain, but I think he is also above this type of material.

He's the best actor out of the entire Expendable films along with Gibson, Willis, and Snipes.
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4:13PM on 07/19/2013
LOL, do you watch the movies he makes? He makes crap for the most part and his acting has been steadily downhill since Las Vegas, Con and The Rock.
LOL, do you watch the movies he makes? He makes crap for the most part and his acting has been steadily downhill since Las Vegas, Con and The Rock.
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3:25PM on 07/19/2013

Love Cage Love Expendables... but I'm fine with this

bring Cage on as the main villain in Expendables 4. Let Gibson shine in 3 as JCVD did in 2 and give Cage the proper amount of time to show his crazy in Ex4.
bring Cage on as the main villain in Expendables 4. Let Gibson shine in 3 as JCVD did in 2 and give Cage the proper amount of time to show his crazy in Ex4.
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3:09PM on 07/19/2013
Why would he not do this, unless he rather do another Wicker Man or something.
Why would he not do this, unless he rather do another Wicker Man or something.
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3:23PM on 07/19/2013
Doesn't sound like he won't do it, just it hasn't happened yet. Stallone gets ahead of himself sometimes when it comes to name dropping Expendables
Doesn't sound like he won't do it, just it hasn't happened yet. Stallone gets ahead of himself sometimes when it comes to name dropping Expendables
4:10PM on 07/19/2013
He says "it's highly unlikely" that he'd be in the movie. Kinda sounds like he won't do it unless I'm missing something.
He says "it's highly unlikely" that he'd be in the movie. Kinda sounds like he won't do it unless I'm missing something.
4:25PM on 07/19/2013
I'm with dseal22, Cage makes it sound like he's not really interested. He could have just said "we'll have to see" or "I'd like to" as opposed to "highly unlikely."
I'm with dseal22, Cage makes it sound like he's not really interested. He could have just said "we'll have to see" or "I'd like to" as opposed to "highly unlikely."
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