It’s no secret that Nicolas Cage is a comic book fan. After all, he named one of his sons Kal-El, which is also the birth name of Superman in the DC Comics universe. So when Virgin Comics approached the Cage about starting his own line of books, he said he wasn’t sure, but thought his son might be interested.
“I said I didn’t have any ideas, but I told them my son might,” Cage says.
So Cage and his 16-year-old son, Weston, came up with Voodoo Child, a six-issue comic book series that hits shelves July 11 and.
Voodoo Child is different because it’s “more spiritual than, say, a Superman or a Batman,” Cage says. “That’s always been more effective because there’s more believability to it.”
Weston has been interested in comics for a long time, “He has been drawing comics since he was 3. He was a natural to do it,” says Cage.
When asked if a movie could be far behind?
“I think it would be a natural movie,” Cage says. “Though I don’t think I or Weston could play” Gabriel, a mixed-race child. “I picture someone like Lenny Kravitz when he was 12 or 13.”