Nicolas Cage Shows Interest to Play The Villain in Potential 'The Batman' Sequel
Nicholas Cage is interested in co-starring with Robert Pattinson in a sequel to Matt Reeves' The Batman.
The 58-year-old actor told reporters at SXSW he hopes to play a specific villain in Warner Bros.' next Batman film.A sequel to The Batman was discussed by director Matt Reeves at The Batman's U.K.
“We have this new [movie with] Robert Pattinson as the Batman, which I’m excited to see. I haven’t seen it yet but I think he would be terrific.” Cage said, per Variety. “The villain that Vincent Price played on the ’60s show, Egghead, I think I want to have a go at Egghead. I think I can make him absolutely terrifying. And I have a concept for Egghead. So let them know over at Warner Bros., I’m down for Egghead.”
Earlier this month, director Matt Reeves spoke about doing a sequel while addressing the media at The Batman’s U.K. premiere. “You don’t make No. 1 as if there’s going to be a No. 2,” he said. “You have to make No. 1 as if you’re swinging for the fences and it has to be a story that stands and lives on its own. But I really believe in what we’ve done and I’d be excited to tell more stories.”
He then added, “We are already telling other stories in the streaming space, we’re doing stuff on HBO Max, we’re doing a Penguin show with Colin, which is gonna be super cool. … And we’re working on some other stuff too but we have started talking about another movie.”
Considering The Batman's box office success, it's only a matter of time before Warner Bros. confirms a sequel.