Just after four days of marrying the makeup artist Erika Koike, Nicolas Cage has reportedly filed for an annulment. The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star allegedly submitted an application for annulment on Wednesday, March 27. This information can be confirmed by the court records obtained by US Weekly.
This news comes just four days after Cage and Koike filed for a marriage license on Saturday, March 23, in Las Vegas. They had received the marriage certificate on the same day. The following annulment was reportedly filed in Clark County, Nevada. The Blast is reporting that Cage is asking for a divorce if an annulment is not possible. They also said Koike is yet to be served with papers.
Cage and Koike Relationship
Cage and Koike have been relatively very private about their relationship. Their relationship reportedly began in April of 2018. This marked the fourth marriage for Cage. He was previously married Patricia Arquette from 1995 to 2001, Lisa Marie Presley from 2002 and 2004, and Alice Kim from 2004 to 2016. Cage has two kids. He has a thirteen-year-old son, Kal-El, with Kim, and a 28-year-old son with ex Christina Fulton.
Nicolas Cage in the Movie Industry
Cage is no outsider to the nerd world. He was initially set to play Superman in Tim Burton’s failed Superman Lives. In a 2017 interview, he said-
“I didn’t even have to make the movie and we all know what that movie would have been in your imagination. That is the Superman. That is the movie. Even though you never saw it — it is the Superman.”
In the past years, Cage’s place in the comic book kingdom. He has been honoured in some noteworthy ways. It includes him starring in two Ghost Rider movies, and voicing Superman in Teen Titans GO! To the Movies Spider-Man Noir in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Recently, Spider-Mans co-director Bob Persichetti gave his statement on Cage’s casting. He says:
“When looking at who we could approach to play there alternate dimension Spider characters, we thought about seminal actors that also might be comic book geeks. There were so many different casting meetings where a lot of options were put in front of us, but with Spider-Man Noir, we kept coming back to Nicolas Cage and wondering if he could or even would do it. We showed him some artwork we had created for the film and pitched the character to him and he was immediately in. Noir was a character that spoke to him. And the black and white costume was the icing. He was our first official lead cast because it felt so right. So we actually cast him over two years ago, but he couldn’t tell anyone.”
Let us know what do you think about Cage and Koike’s surprise annulment!