Nicolas Cage has an idea for a Face/Off sequel
Nicolas Cage has revealed an interesting idea he has had for a sequel to Face/Off.
Directed by John Woo, Face/Off is recognised as one of the best action movies of the 1990s, with particular praise given towards the action sequences as well as the performances of both Cage and John Travolta.
Within the movie, Cage plays terrorist Castor Troy and Travolta plays FBI agent Sean Archer. When Troy is captured, Archer must assume his identity in order to prevent a terrorist attack in Los Angeles.
There has been talk of a sequel for years, though notihing has materalised.
If it does happen, Cage thinks it would be interesting to see Troy and Archer's childrien get involved.
“I think Face/Off is a sequel that lends itself to a lot of twists and turns and unpredictability," the Oscar winner said in an interview with Collider.
"It’s almost like if you factor in the idea of offspring and Castor (Cage) and Sean (Travolta) having children and these children grow up, then it becomes like three-dimensional chess, and then it’s not just the two, John Travolta and myself, it’s four of us ping-ponging and going at different levels, and it becomes even more complex. I think there’s a lot of fertile ground there.”
It doesn't like a sequel will happen anytime soon, however, as when asked about any updates on Face/Off 2, Cage responded: “I had maybe one meeting in an office, but I haven’t heard anything since, so I don’t know.”
Would Cage ever appear in Star Wars?
In 2022, Cage starred alongside Mandlorian star Pedro Pascal in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. During the promotion of that movie, Pascal joked that he has urged Cage to join the Star Wars universe, of which The Mandalorian is part of.
But, Cage says he is a Trekkie - a far of Star Trek.
"I’m a Trekkie, man. I’m on the Star Trek. I’m on the Enterprise," he told Yahoo.
"That’s where I roll… That’s a fact. I grew up watching Shatner. I thought Pine was terrific in the movies. I think the movies are outstanding.
"To me what science fiction is really all about and why it is such an important genre is that it is really where you can say whatever you want, however, you feel, you put it on a different planet, you put it in a different time, in the future, and you can without people really jumping on you. You can really express your thoughts like Orwell or whomever, in the science fiction format.
"And Star Trek really embraced that. I thought that they got into some serious stuff."
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1997 • 138 minutes