Presenting GQ’s April cover star: Nicolas Cage. Head to the link in bio to read the story by Gabriella Paiella and see all the photographs by Jason Nocito.
Gabriella quotes via Instagram ˝Wild at heart and weird on top! I profiled the one and only Nicolas Cage for the cover of @gq, featuring: a talking crow, a gorgeous cat, a pyramid tomb, Dennis Hopper’s classical music recs, Martin Scorsese’s Catholic thoughts, “Francesco,” and a great tale of renewal. I’ve wanted to write this story for years and it was a joy to work on.˝
“I don’t see what the issue is.” In an extended interview, Nicolas Cage says he doesn’t agree with Marty and his Uncle Francesco’s opinions on superhero movies.Nicolas on GQ USA April 2022
When we met for our second interview for the April cover story, in New Orleans, Cage was talking about wanting to return to his indie roots, as he did with 2021’s Pig. As he looks toward the future of his career, I asked him about the rumors that he would be appearing as Ghost Rider once again in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. “Oh, I don’t think so. I don’t think they’re casting me,” Cage told me. “I mean, I would do it. It would be fun. I’d love to work with Cumberbatch, but I don’t think that’s happening.”
“Marvel has done a really excellent job of entertaining the whole family. They put a lot of thought into it. I mean, it’s definitely had a big progression from when I was doing the first two Ghost Rider movies. Kevin Feige, or whoever is behind that machine, has found a masterful way of weaving the stories together and interconnecting all the characters. What could be wrong with wholesome entertainment that is appealing to the parents and the children, and gives people something to look forward to? I just, I don’t see what the issue is.”
He is one of our great actors. Also one of our most inscrutable, most eccentric, and most misunderstood. But as Cage makes his case here, every extraordinary thing about his wild work and life actually makes perfect ordinary sense.