Heatvision has reported that Academy Award winner Nic Cage is in early talks to reprise his role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Plot details are still shrouded in secret, and it’s not clear if either Eva Mendes or Sam Elliot will return. There was a debate on whether or not the sequel would even star Cage at one point, and concentrate the feature on the second Ghost Rider, Dan Ketch.
Despite the lukewarm reviews and so-so reception from comic fans, it grossed over $230 million, which is nothing to sneeze at.
Crank directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor are in negotiations for directing the hellcycle for a ride this time around with Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Michael De Luca and Steven Paul as producers and David Goyer and Mark Steven Johnson as executive producers.
So what can we look forward to see in Rider 2? Do you go the X-Men route and use the same villain again? Or perhaps something new, or perhaps something bold like an original creation? Seeing how the directing duo also wrote this Summer’s Jonah Hex major motion picture, I guess we’ll have to just wait and see.