Nicolas Cage Reviews ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Batman V. Superman’ & ‘Suicide Squad’


The superhero genre has not been kind to actor Nicolas Cage. While Cage enjoyed mostly positive reception for his performance as Big Daddy in the film adaptation of Kick-Ass, his two outings as Ghost Rider resulted in two critically lambasted films while his role as Superman in Kevin Smith’s Superman Lives would ultimately never be when the film was cancelled while the project was well into pre-production. Despite these set backs for himself, Cage revealed that he believes the genre is on the right track and cited three recently released superhero films as the source of his confidence.

Speaking to Collider, Nicolas Cage had nothing but praise for three of this past summers superhero films when asked about the state of the genre in 2016.

“I thought Civil War was excellent. I though Batman v Superman was excellent. I though Will Smith was great in Suicide Squad. I think that the genre is in good shape.”

So while fans can continue the everlasting argument over whether the MCU or DCEU films are the standard the superhero genre should be striving towards, it appears both Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. are producing quality films as far as Nicolas Cage is concerned.

Fans can next see Nicolas Cage is the film Army of One, now playing in limited release and available on home video, VOD and On Demand on November 15, 2016.

Source: Collider (via

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Montreal based Film Buff, Political Junkie, Comic Book Geek, and Board Game Enthusiast.

  • In Brightest Day

    “Civil War was great. Batman v Superman was great. ”
    “How was Suicide Squad, Nic?”
    “…Will Smith was great.”

  • Jewie

    Nic Cage is huge comic book fan. I think he’d be happy with anything, like Kevin Smith.

  • Axxell

    Why didn’t he review Luke Cage instead?

    • jeeyow

      Because he probably doesn’t have time to binge or watch a series. Most people only have time to watch the films

      • ieyke

        He’s literally named after Luke Cage.
        I’m SURE he’s seen it.

        • Darthmanwe

          WEll there’s a perfectly GOOD explanation.

          He answered the question he was asked. And that question was state of the genre, which implies movies.

          • Axxell

            Well they should’ve asked him about the Luke Cage series, considering his personal connection to the comic.

  • Rob

    I really think Cage was a bit harsh on Suicide Squad. He only thought Will Smith was great?

    • jeeyow

      He didn’t say only Will Smith was great but Will was probably the one who stood out to him the most. Nothing wrong with that. And Will is arguably the biggest actor there and probably the one that’s been around for as long as him.

      • Rob

        I was kinda joking. Making fun of his “reviews” of the film. It really was a nothing article.

    • ieyke

      Suicide Squad wasn’t good.
      At least he pointed out one of the few good parts instead of just saying it was bad.

      • Rob

        Well, that was my point. I was sorta joking, but he did the safe thing and said all the movies were great rather than real criticism, but he still couldn’t bring himself to say Suicide Squad was good.

        Personally, this whole article was a bit useless considering Cage never gave a real review of any of the films. He just said they were great.

  • Joseph Chaisson

    LOL!!! Haven’t laughed today till that quote thank you.