Who is the egghead? Comic origins and powers explored as Nicolas Cage expresses interest in playing the Batman villain

Nicolas Cage has portrayed many comic book roles. It was ghost rider (twice), and also played Big Daddy in Kick ass. Although Cage was not well received for his role as the first, he expressed his desire to play a Batman villain we might never have heard of.

by Matt Reeves The Batman is well received by critics and fans. Both praise Pattinson’s performance. Reeves’ unorthodox approach to the caped crusader is what makes this film unique.

Fans are expecting a similar approach for the sequel. Nicolas Cage’s dream character ‘Egghead’ can definitely help Reeves make a loan move Batman browse.

Nicolas Cage claims to have a concept for the eccentric Batman villain Egghead

Did you know? Horror legend Vincent Price played villain Egghead in the 1960s Batman series #The Batman https://t.co/mwl8l3S2cf

Egghead or Edgar Heed was first introduced in the 1960s Batman television show starring Adam West. Claiming to be the world’s smartest criminal, Egghead would wield a diverse assortment of egg-shaped weaponry.

Egghead was later introduced in the DC comics verse in Batman: Shadow of the Bat #3. Edgar Heed was a professor at Gotham Academy. Of all of Egghead’s violent crimes, his worst crimes are making egg-themed puns.

Words like “Eggs-celent”, “Eggs-actly”, and “Eggs-traordinary” are often heard from this egg-shaped villain.


In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Nicholas Cage said:

“I’ve always admired the comic field and always thought the stories were really colorful and entertaining and, frankly, kind of wholesome in a really positive way.”

Asked about his views on the new Batman movie, Cage said that while he hasn’t seen it yet, he’s pretty confident that Robert Pattinson will be a formidable Dark Knight.

He later revealed his desire to be part of Matt Reeves’ Bat-verse:

“The villain that Vincent Price played on the 60s show Egghead. I think I want to try Egghead. I think I could make him absolutely terrifying. And I have a concept for Egghead. So let them know at Warner Bros. that I’m up for Egghead.”

While fans of the movie star are curious about the concept Nicolas Cage has in mind. But overall, the internet and die-hard Cage fans seem to be on board with him as the wacky villain Egghead.

@qLxke_ Of all the bad guys, he picked… egghead. I am dumbfounded. He could have chosen Clayface, Mr. Freeze or even Scarecrow. But he wanted to do a dark villain specifically to try out a new version of him, I respect that

@qLxke_ Nicholas Cage would be a perfect Batman villain for real

@qLxke_ You know what? I want to see that! I want to SEE Egghead as the main villain with Nicholas Cage playing the role. I also say that he contributes to the character. He said he had some ideas, and I think he can actually take this campy 60s villain and make it really awful!

Comics and pop culture geek Nicolas Cage is set to play a major role in Renfieldan American dark fantasy horror-comedy directed by Chris McKay who also helmed The Lego Batman Movie. Renfield, starring Nicholas Hoult and Awkwafina, is slated for release in 2023.

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