The 46-year-old star, who is currently starring in comedy superhero movie `Kick-Ass`, admits he likes the genre because he can forget reality.
He said: "The possibilities are endless. It`s limitless. It`s infinity. You can do so much as an actor with that because you`re not stuck in the context of whatever reality is. "You`re not stuck in the context of whatever reality is. You can get abstract and go into the imagination. That`s fun for me. That`s where I want to dance."
Discussing his upcoming role in Jerry Bruckheimer`s `The Sorcerer`s Apprentice`, Nicolas claims he likes working with the director because he can entertain an audience.
He told about.com: "He knows to entertain people. He knows how to make people feel happy, to give them a ride, and give them some enchantment now. Both of us now like to make movies that are kind of fantastic, and go into those realms as well."
Nicolas has a number of movies coming up this year including `Season of the Witch` with Christopher Lee and Ron Perlman and `The Hungry Rabbit Jumps` with Guy Pearce and January Jones.