Exclusive: Nicolas Cage "highly unlikely" for Expendables 3

News Den Of Geek 18 Jul 2013 - 16:25

Nicolas Cage tells us that reports of his involvement in The Expendables 3 are premature. Very premature...

Nicolas Cage is on promotional duties right now for his new movie, The Frozen Ground, which arrives in UK cinemas tomorrow. He co-stars with John Cusack, and we'll have our full interview with him tomorrow.

However, ahead of that, we've asked Nicolas Cage straight out about reports that he's in The Expendables 3. It seemed, off the back of internet chatter, that it was all done and dusted that he would be joining the soon-to-shoot action fest. But it seems that everyone knows about it but him. "I have not had any formal discussions about that movie", he told us.

Then he got clearer, correcting another internet rumour in the process. 

"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".

He left us in little doubt that The Expendables 3 was not a film on his immediate agenda. Come back tomorrow for the full interview...

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Ex3 is a pretty full house as it is ...

Could you be a little clearer with this title please?

I almost passed out in shock at the thought of Nicolas Cage actually turning down a role!! It's the kind of thing you think will only happen if there's an apocalypse coming, end of days and all that. I had to sit down to read it to make sure he'd actually just not been offered a role.

Not too upset about this, too many cooks and all that. Gibson is way more important.

it's a shame, Cage has made some great action films: Face/Off, Con Air, The Rock...

But as RichieC astutely remarked, he's not terribly good at saying no to the junk scripts. I think he's not terribly good at acting either, but that's a little bit off topic.

Do you think if they make Gibson the bad guy and he gets a wicked death, would people feel better about his Nazi-ish comments he makes?

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