Nicholas Cage Almost Did DUMB AND DUMBER, Fifth BATMAN Flick

Can you see Nicholas Cage in DUMB AND DUMBER? What about as a villain in a Joel Schumacher Batman film? Hell, can you even imagine another Schumacher Batman film?! Well all of that could have happened.

Can you see Nicolas Cage in DUMB AND DUMBER?  What about as a villain in a Joel Schumacher Batman film?  Hell, can you even imagine another Schumacher Batman film?!  Well all of that could have happened.

Nicolas Cage has been out and about promoting his new movie, GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, and during a stop with Moviefone, he started discussing some roles that he passed on, including Jeff Daniels’ Harry in DUMB AND DUMBER. Cage said of Jim Carrey:

“You know, we don’t really speak so much anymore. We used to be very close. Not that there’s anything wrong. We just fell out of conversation — who knows why? [Earlier in our careers] we talked at length about trying to do a movie together. In fact, he wanted me to be in ‘Dumb and Dumber’ with him. And then I wanted to do a much smaller movie instead called ‘Leaving Las Vegas.'”

And then, there was an interview with MTV, where Cage mentioned that Joel Schumacher wanted him to play the Scarecrow in a Batman film after the dreaded BATMAN AND ROBIN:

“[Schumacher] came to visit me when I was on the set of CON AIR…I was in my camper and he said he was going to do another installment of ‘Batman’ and that he would like me to play The Scarecrow. Which would have been a lot of fun I must admit especially with Joel because he and I share a similar sense of humor. It was literally and hour lunch. That was as far as it went.”

Oh dear lord…another Schumacher BATMAN film…*gag*.
Although, it would have been pretty interesting to see Cage as Harry…

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