Nicolas Cage has played a lot of heroes in his varied film carrier. From doctors to detectives to demons, the 45-year-old actor knows a thing or two about fighting for the common good, especially given his roles in comic films "Ghost Rider" and the upcoming "Kick-Ass."
MTV News wanted to find out if the "Knowing" star would be interested in lending his talents to a decidedly darker kind of character -- namely, a costumed villain in Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise.
"I would love to play a supervillain. I think that would be a whole lot of fun," Cage told MTV News, welcoming an invite to take on the Batman. "Yeah. If they call and invite me, I'd do it. Certainly."
With his enthusiasm revealed, MTV News asked Cage if there's a specific villain he'd like to play. There are plenty of antagonists to choose from, many of whom might benefit from Cage's experience playing criminals. While the colorful Ra's Al Ghul, Scarecrow, Two-Face and The Joker have already been claimed in "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," Cage acknowledged Nolan's previous Bat foes and liked the thought of joining their ranks.
"There have been so many good ones already," said Cage, "It's a good idea."
Would you like to see Nicolas Cage take on Batman? Which of Bats' rogues would he be best suited to play?