I have always liked Nic Cage, and I actually like him just as much as a villain as I do the good guy. He can fit both roles so easily. One other thing about Cage lately though is that he tends to be a skunk magnet, tossing his fair share of stinkers out there. But I still have hope for the guy.
So when I heard that Nic Cage was going to be joining Cameron Diaz in the batters box as a potential cast member for Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet (which despite rumours of hiccups, Seth insists is still going full steam ahead), I can’t help but have a glimmer of hope for his role with a tiny shadow of doubt.
Diaz is negotiating to play a reporter and love interest to Rogen, while Nicolas Cage is in talks to play the gangster villain. Johnny Dollar perhaps? Someone entirely new?
I really hope they go for the better known villain of the Hornet pulp books. Hornet is such a small demographic of a fanbase that you could do just about anything with the badguy, but just for the fans it would be cool.
Either way, it looks more like its shaping up than down even if I am still overly hesitant at all just because Seth is the Hornet. Still can’t wrap my head there until I see it.