Nicolas Cage is an actor that it took me a long time to warm to. I didn’t like his monotone, monosyllabic style of talking, his accent, his woodenness, and his general demeanor. But the problem is I keep liking his films. I clearly have no taste.
Cage hasn’t been one for sequels in the past but now seems to be dead set on making as many as possible. He recently spoke to MTV about National Treasure 3 and Ghost Rider 2. It seems he’s definitely up for the former but doesn’t know enough about the latter to give anything away – even whether he’ll star or not.
On National Treasure 3:
“Oh yeah, I definitely am [interested]. I like those movies, because I think they entertain families and give families something to look forward to. And that’s always a good thing, you know?”
“I don’t really know when they intend to go, and I don’t really know what the script is. It’s really very early.”
On Ghost Rider 2:
“You probably know more about it then I do. What have you read? I don’t really know how to answer that. Because I don’t have all the details.”
“I have to be careful about how I answer these questions about ‘Ghost Rider’. I really don’t want to talk about it right now.”
The first two National Treasure movies are both sublime and ridiculous. The plots are convoluted and owe a great deal to the Indiana Jones movies but they’re good, wholesome entertainment that work for the two hours or so running time.
As for Ghost Rider, I wasn’t too enamored with the original so am not all that bothered about a sequel. One is definitely happening, however, and it’s just a question of whether Cage takes the leading role again. Can he afford not to?