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Nicolas Cage confirms retirement, disappoints fans by ruling out franchise return

Nicolas Cage's declares no return to beloved movie franchise amid retirement talks

By Web Desk
March 18, 2024

Nicolas Cage has definitively ruled out any future involvement in the beloved movie franchise, National Treasure. 

In an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, the 60-year-old star disclosed that he will not reprise his role as treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates for a third installment. 

Despite his memorable portrayals in the 2004 adventure and its 2007 sequel, Cage dashed hopes of another thrilling treasure hunt, asserting, "No, there is no National Treasure 3. 

If you want to find treasure, don't look at Disney, okay? It's not there." 

This announcement comes amidst earlier indications by Cage of potential retirement from the film industry, with the actor suggesting last year that he may have only 'three or four' films left in him. 

In an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair magazine, esteemed actor unveiled his contemplation of retirement from the silver screen, revealing plans for a limited number of future film projects. 

Cage expressed a sense of finality in his cinematic journey, remarking, "It's starting to solidify - I'm starting to cement my plan. I may have three or four more movies left in me." 

Reflecting on his extensive career, he conveyed a feeling of fulfillment, stating, "I do feel I've said what I've had to say with cinema. 

I think I took film performance as far as I could."

He remains committed to his upcoming project, Arcadian, where he portrays a middle-aged father navigating through an apocalyptic scenario. 

Set for release on April 12, 2024, the film marks a poignant chapter in his illustrious career, offering audiences another glimpse into his multifaceted talent.