It now seems that Pedro Pascal wants Nicolas Cage to join The Mandalorian next. Pascal and Cage recently starred in the meta-movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, where Cage played a version of himself. Following Pascal’s appearance at D23 2022, he spoke to Yahoo! about The Mandalorian season 3, and the outlet asked him about the odds of Nicolas Cage making an appearance at some point. Pascal confirmed that he’s already asked Cage about doing it, « I already suggested [it]. I already said he would make a great Mandalorian. » When director and producer Rick Famuyiwa then asked if Cage would be willing to wear a Mandalorian helmet, Pascal said, « He’ll wear a helmet. Absolutely… Or he could be one of the helmet-less. »
There are so far no signs that Cage will be in The Mandalorian season 3. After delivering an Oscar-worthy performance in Pig last year, his and Pascal’s team-up for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent made for one of the surprise delights of 2022. Cage has several projects in development that he has been working on since that film, including playing Dracula in the 2023 Renfield movie. With set videos still surfacing from The Mandalorian season 3, there is a chance that Cage could still film a cameo if he has not already.
For as fun as it would be to see Cage play a Mandalorian on the Disney+ series, there might be other roles in The Mandalorian he would be better suited for. Nicolas Cage’s movies showcase how he is a very eccentric performer, so it would be a shame to keep him hidden underneath one of their signature masks. It could be funny to see him as a more crazy Mandalorian, but Cage could also make for a great villain in The Mandalorian. Hopefully, it is only a matter of time before Pascal gets his wish and Cage cameos in The Mandalorian.