Cage floated the idea to JoBlo while the news site was interviewing the actor about his new film The Humanity Bureau. Cage was asked the now-standard question about what other superhero roles he might like to take on, after starring in the two Ghost Rider movies in 2007 and 2011, respectively. That's when Cage revealed the following:
"I mean, I think my comic book days are kind of...I'm on to other things, but I always thought I'd make a great Joker and I always thought that I would've been a good villain in one of the Marvel [movies] like Doctor Doom. But, Doctor Doom you have to wear that mask, but I thought the story leading up to Doctor Doom could've been interesting. At this point if I was to go back into the format it would probably have to be as a villain."
At the moment, there seems to be an overabundance of Jokers on the live-action screen, so not sure that there's an opening in that department. Joaquin Phoenix is said to be in talks to play the Joker in The Hangover director Todd Phillips' upcoming Joker origin movie, which is set to go into production this summer. Last we heard, Jared Leto would also be getting back into the white makeup to reprise his role as Joker in the DC Extended Universe sequel Suicide Squad 2, which is expected to film this summer or fall.