Nicolas Cage Would Love to Reprise His Dracula Role If 'Renfield' Gets Sequel
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The 'Ghost Rider' actor is keen to reprise his role as the iconic vampire if the Universal monster movie fronted by Nicholas Hoult gets a follow-up story.

AceShowbiz - Nicolas Cage is open to returning as Dracula for a "Renfield" sequel. The 59-year-old actor relished putting his own spin on Bram Stoker's iconic vampire creation for the new movie while the movie has also given him a chance to work with Nicholas Hoult again after first teaming up on "The Weather Man".

"If there's room for it. I mean, I'm happy with the time that I had to play Dracula for Universal in this film, and I'm very happy I got to support Nic. I've been wanting to work with him for a while again. You know, I enjoyed our time on 'The Weather Man'. I think it plays beautifully. I think what he brought to this character is totally brand new, and I'm very happy to be a part of that," he told Collider when asked if he'd return for a follow up.

However, Cage described the opportunity to take on such a legendary role as a once in a lifetime offer. He made the point while noting he "wasn't intimidated" by working on what director Chris McKay referred to as a direct sequel to 1931's "Dracula".

He said, "Well, I think that whenever - ;Whenever?' I mean, that sounds ridiculous. When do you get a phone call from Universal saying, 'We want you to play Dracula?' That's never gonna happen again. It's like every, maybe, 100 years? I wasn't intimidated by it because my Dracula's - you know, I'm sure Bela Lugosi's great in the role and he launched a billion viewers, but he wasn't my Dracula."

"My Dracula was Christopher Lee in the Hammer Horror films. So I thought, 'what can I do, and contribute, and bring my own special sauce?' So I wasn't challenged by being asked to be the Dracula that we've seen so many times before. I thought there was something I could bring to it."

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