Star Wars, Star Trek, or both? It has been a hotly-debated topic among members of the sci-fi community, but for Nicolas Cage, the answer is clear and will never change. In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment to promote his new Western, The Old Way, the actor shared that he’s a “Trekkie, man. I’m on the Star Trek Enterprise. That’s where I roll.”
The reveal comes after The Mandalorian actor Pedro Pascal told the outlet that he had suggested bringing Cage into the Star Wars universe, but the National Treasure star rejected the idea, saying that his loyalty lies with Star Trek.
“I’m not in the Star Wars family. I’m in the Star Trek family,” said Cage, who added that he grew up with the series and continues to keep up with the latest films starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.
“I grew up watching [William] Shatner,” the actor said. “I thought Pine [as Captain Kirk, the role originated by Shatner] was terrific in the movies. I think the movies are outstanding. I like the political and the sociological [messages]. To me, what science fiction is really all about and why it’s such an important genre is that really you can say whatever you want, however you feel. You put it on a different planet, you put it in a different time or in the future, and without people just jumping on you, you can really express your thoughts like Orwell or whomever in the science-fiction format. And Star Trek really embraced that.”
While securing a spot on the Enterprise would certainly be a dream come true for Cage, whether or not he will eventually be cast in a future entry remains to be seen. For now, though, the actor is set to put his own spin on Dracula when he stars as the titular vampire in the upcoming action comedy, Renfield, which is releasing in theatres on 14 April 2023.