Nicolas Cage Thinks He'd Be a 'Great' Lex Luthor

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While Nicolas Cage almost played Superman back in the late 1990s for Tim Burton's scrapped film Superman Lives, it doesn't seem like the actor is still itching to get his chance to put on the red cape. Instead, he might have another role in mind.

During an interview with​​The Guardian to promote his new film Mandy, ​Cage spoke on a number of different projects he's worked on over his long career, even touching on the defunct DC movie.

“Oh, I think my Superman days are long gone,” he said. Interviewer Hadley Freeman then suggested if he could play the villain, which clearly excited Cage.

“Oh, that would be GREAT! I’d make a great ​Lex Luthor," the 54-year-old actor exclaimed.

Cage also went on to talk about his unusual acting style and how he prefers independent films now.

“I like to break forms, try different things, and I don’t think studios are comfortable with that," he stated. "But in an independently spirited film, I can do that."

We're not sure a DC film could be an indie, but we assume Cage would be so in if Zack Snyder gave him a call. The DCEU needs some new direction, so why not give Nic a chance? It probably won't happen, but it would be entertaining as hell.