While doing press for his upcoming thriller The Frozen Ground, in theaters August 23, Nicolas Cage confirmed that he is not appearing in neither Kick-Ass 2 or The Expendables 3.

Here's what he had to say, claiming that press announcements are rarely based on fact.

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"The issue with those announcements is that they're never really based on fact. I have not had any formal discussions about that movie. I'm not in Kick-Ass 2 and I don't think I'm in The Expendables 3. I like those guys but I'd say it'd be highly unlikely that I'm in that movie."

Back in November, it was confirmed from Sylvester Stallone's Facebook page that Nicolas Cage was going to be in The Expendables 3, but Sly himself shot down the news a day later. The Facebook page in question was not run by the actor, and the post was later deleted.

Then, in May, Nicolas Cage was supposedly "confirmed" again to join the cast, but it seems that wasn't true either.

The actor also said that he is done with the Ghost Rider franchise, and that he wants to see a female Ghost Rider one day.

"I kinda put the Ghost Rider character behind me. I feel like I've said what I had to say with that character. I'd like to see a female Ghost Rider."

When asked what sequel he would be interested in making, Nicolas Cage said he wants to see a follow-up to the little-seen 2005 drama Lord of War, which was directed by Andrew Niccol.

"I would like to see a sequel to Lord of War. I think it would work really well, especially in this day and age where guns are at the center of political discussion. And also the boy in the movie, my son, there's this idea that he grows up and he goes into the trade and then I'm trying to get him out of it. I think that could be a very interesting movie."