Cage, who has made around 37469374697346 movies per year over the last decade, says that when he was just knee high to a grasshopper, he actually predicted that comic book films would eventually dominate the box office.
“As mystical and prescient as this sounds, when I was about 12 years old, when I was really reading comic books actively, I actually had a moment where I thought to myself that the comic book would one day overtake the film industry,” Cage informed the LA Times. “I knew that when the technology got to the point that the stories could be seen in all their spectacular glory, it would captivate the world – and it did.”
The Coppola family eccentric noted it was 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger that first sold him on the potential of superhero cinematic universes.
“It’s the kind of thing where now I keep being amazed at how many new stories make it to the screen,” he said. “I didn’t think they were going to be able to make Captain America work. When it did work and it was a success, it was like, ‘Well, I guess they’re capable of achieving anything at this point.’”
Not only has the universe provided a long string of Marvel blockbusters to date, three of them were Captain America standalone movies, and four others were successful team-up event flicks where Captain America played a large part in helping to save the world.