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.