5 Reasons Why Nicolas Cage Should Be The Next Big Screen DOCTOR WHO
Whether the film comes to fruition or not, whoever ends up portraying this exquisitely geekily prestigious role, just the thought of Nicolas Cage playing the timeless Timelord in the recently rumoured David Yates helmed big screen feature film DOCTOR WHO sends me into all manner of intoxNICated delight.
As a 22 year fan of the actor, I may be a little biased, but I also have had the privilige of enjoying each and every epNIC bit of the ever expanding and enduring creative journey of this unique and original film actor, which also makes me headily qualified to make the following statement:
I can think of no other actor today who could bring this role ultra alive.
And here is why.
1. He’s Eccentric
Over the amazing near fifty years of Doctor Who, the longest running science fiction television show ever, we have been treated to an eclectic host of regenerated doctors each with their own unique characterization. But each also have their own captivating eccentric ways, whether that be appearance, mannerisms or personality. Nicolas Cage as an actor has undeniable alluring eccentricity, known for turning roles on their head, for experimenting with the look of a character and for adding individual quirks.
Doctor Who fans want to have their geeky urges satisfied; once named ‘The King of Quirk’ Nicolas Cage would sate every appetite.
2. He’s electric
It has to be said that Nicolas Cage is an electric actor that people cannot help but be fascinated by.
Who would not want to see this?
3. He Is Larger On The Inside
Like the inside of Doctor Who’s time travelling blue box the Tardis, there seems no end to the expansion of Nicolas Cage’s impressive range and dimensionality as an artist. He has possibly the most eclectic filmography of any actor, with a skill in channeling any character from any genre, but with definite Cageisms for which he is famous. His presence extends out into an indefinable space that is almost mystical, a magnetic and enigmatic radiance eminates from the characters and movies he brings to life. If we want to see a Doctor Who who delivers something with a little texture, befitting a being who has journeyed across the universe for eons, Nicolas Cage can bring it simply by breathing.
4. He is a Timelord.
We all know through the explosion of a recent internet phenomenon that Nicolas Cage was ‘in fact’ a vampire during the American civil war, and has also mysteriously turned up in other time periods through various pieces of pictorial evidence. At long last, we now an answer for how this can be, Nicolas Cage IS a Timelord! And whether you believe that or not, who better to portray a man who has travelled across space and time, enigmatically arriving as if out of nowhere and then vanishing again?
No stranger to characters living longer than the average lifetime, on a quest for the highest good, his long coat, ring fingered plasma bolt creating magical hands in fingerless gloves with mad scientist hair and combining science with magic philosophy, Nicolas Cage’s recent portrayal of a thousand year old sorcerer, searching the world for his Apprentice in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. could easily be mistaken for a sonic screw driver holding Doctor Who!
5. He is out of this world
Doctor Who is a character who appears human but is from another planet, who like a superhero, embarks on various adventures and quests and often saves the world (or worlds!).
On top of his oftentimes enigmatic character presence that one could call other worldly, Nicolas Cage is no stranger to playing beings not from this world. In City Of Angels he played Seth as an angel who made the decision to fall to earth for love, not as a cherubic one dimensional angelic demi god, but as a conflicted dark coat wearing being with an indefinable aura. And when developing his role as Superman in the ill fated Tim Burton project, Cage had decided to play up the sense of ‘alien’ otherness in the character and take a less traditional approach. In his portrayal as the 1000 year old sorcerer in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Cage played the Sorcerer as a somewhat enigmatic figure, not just a one note hero, but at times with a slightly darker edge and an unspoken inner weight that he has carried around with him for lifetimes, surely the exact foundations for building a long living, history rich, human camouflaged alien being, many layered Doctor Who!
In conclusion I ask, WHO wouldn’t want to see what Nicolas Cage would bring to Doctor Who?!?
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