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Eva Mendes Won't Be Back for Ghost Rider 2

"No, unfortunately."

 She's kissing Ghost Rider good bye.

“No, unfortunately.”

That was Eva Mendes’ answer to SHH’s question about if she'll be involved in what’s presently being called GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE. It corroborates what producer Mike de Luca said, among a lot of other things, to Collider in January. Mendes, of course, played Johnny Blaze’s love interest, Roxanne Simpson, in the first movie. Even with Nick Cage saying that Neveldine/Taylor are going to be taking things in a whole different direction with this new movie, Mendes' not returning for a second movie really shouldn’t be surprising. The romantic leads don’t usually last too long in these kinds of movies. Hell, just look at the BLADE series.  

I suppose the question now is what other lady from GR’s history will be stepping in to be his love interest for the next movie, because you’ve always got to have one.  I think it’d be pretty wild if they brought in one of the Marvel Witches - - you know, Satana, Topaz or even Jennifer Kale.  It’d certainly give this movie a different dynamic if GR had a girl ridding alng on his bike who was just as dark and powerful as he is. That’s a dynamic I don’t think I’ve ever seen in a superhero movie outside of BATMAN RETURNS or DAREDEVIL. == TEASER ==

You know, since the field is pretty wide open for what this movie could be, I’m going to put you Comic Vine maniacs in the director’s chair and ask how you would do a second GHOST RIDER movie. Especially if you didn’t like the first movie, this’ll be your chance to verbalize how you'd do things differently. Me, myself, I’d love to see them to give Zero Cochrane a call and go totally hog wild with a spin on GHOST RIDER 2099. But that’s just me…

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Studios and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on Amazon.com.

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Posted by DH69

get megan fox, movies probably gonna suck anyway, why not add her and make it worse :p

Posted by Bearded Justice

good.  didnt care for her in that role at all
Posted by TheMess1428

I just think they should do the series from 2006 where there are 666 pieces of Lucifer and Ghost Rider has to hunt them down and destroy every piece. Maybe a tv series? That was a good concept.

Posted by CellphoneGirl

Eva is amazing, too bad she won't be in it.

Posted by conformist21

this ain't ed norton,
nobody cares about her

Posted by ForbushBug

Not really a fan, she looks great and isn't a bad actress but she always seems like she's thinking of something else at the same time she's acting. I just never stop thinking of her as Eva Mendes and start thinking of her as her character.

Posted by Vance Astro
@conformist21 said:
" this ain't ed norton, nobody cares about her "
I do.
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Posted by Kid_Zombie
@conformist21 said:
" this ain't ed norton, nobody cares about her "
Who cares about ed norton.
Posted by sora_thekey
@Kid_Zombie said:
" @conformist21 said:
" this ain't ed norton, nobody cares about her "
Who cares about ed norton. "
I do!
Posted by Mumbles

she was the only thing good in the first ghost rider anyways.

Posted by Cherry Bomb

Eva's beautiful, stunning but I've never been impressed with her acting,
the whole movie 'series' needs to be rebooted. Nick is too old.

Posted by prime221

I don't care who's in it as long as the movie is better than the 1st one.

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

Oh...the only good part of the movie is not coming back.... 
 
Well...I guess I won't come back either. I'll just wait for DVD...or cable...FX

Posted by Nova`Prime`

What?!?! she was the best part of the original. What kind of demon on a motorcycle movie can you have if you aren't gonna have a hottie like Eva riding along.

Posted by A-Strondinaire

Man that movie was boring I dozed off 2 or 3 times I don't know anyway they'll make that movie better. maybe add another character like Ironman 2 did when Ghost Rider is teaming up with someone is when i really take note.

Posted by excalibur5150

How about NO love interest and just have a cool actor play Johnny Blaze and write a script where kicks some serious butt? Can we do that Marvel?
Posted by darkking

will this sucks .
Posted by carnivalofsins00

big boobs, nice body, pretty face. might as well have one good thing in the movie. =/

Posted by White Mage

Good. 
Posted by RATZGobbler

Such a pity. She had enormous... expression in the story *hint hint*

Posted by cmaprice

She was awful. When you can pick out a single performance for ridicule in a movie as remedial as Ghost Rider, it's really quite telling.
 
It was crazy that the two actors playing young Johnny and Roxanne were actually decent and the two leads were so awful.

Posted by Kid_Zombie
@excalibur5150 said:
" How about NO love interest and just have a cool actor play Johnny Blaze and write a script where kicks some serious butt? Can we do that Marvel? "
It's still Fox not marvel
Posted by emmbro30

I would deffinately replace Cage.  I mean really the whole jelly bean thing and the very bad accent really drove me nuts.  I don't think a love interest is really needed.  I just wish Marvel would put out one comic correct movie.  Just one!!!
Posted by Comiclove5
@Cherry Bomb said:
"Eva's beautiful, stunning but I've never been impressed with her acting, the whole movie 'series' needs to be rebooted. Nick is too old."

Took the words right out of my mouth.
Posted by Jotham

I think I almost... No. No, I thought I almost cared, but it was just gas.

Posted by N7_Normandy

I hated the first movie; I'm not expecting much better from the new one.

Posted by AgentJ EBA

good, now lets hope Cage has some prior commitments or something.

Posted by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'!

Well, maybe it won't be so bad after all.
I still won't see this in theaters unless I have some SERIOUS problems.

Posted by Shadow_Thief

It's a movie about a guy with a flaming skull for a head who rides a demonic chopper and fights with chains! How can it not be cool?!
2 hours later...
Oh, I see...

Posted by Lustwish

I think im actually heartbroken.  I love her!

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

Isn't Jennifer Kale Johnny Balze's (and Danny Ketch's) cousin? It would be cool to have her around, along with Danny.... 
 
It would also be cool to recast Nic Cage...meh

Posted by Inception

Not sure how her acting is in other movies...
But in the first GR movie it wasn't the best.

Posted by doordoor123

i dont care. Id like to see ghost rider made better than the first. thats it.

Posted by A-Strondinaire
@Inception:
Here's a little example she's a hot chick and will almost always get her guy and gets by by being so spunky but charming
Posted by ComicCrazy

Meh don't care at all.
Posted by CrowRider

thank God Roxanne was waaaaaaaaaay too boring in that movie. she just serves as a damsel in distress! in the comics Mephisto was hunting HER for denying him Johnny's soul. were is that gone???!!!
my opinion is reboot. and pls if blackheart's coming along, make him at least halfway decent this time round. and Carter Slade should've stayed...there was so much build-up to that point and then it just fizzled out nonchalantly.
GIMME VENGEANCE! GIMME LILITH! ANYONE BUT AN EFFIN GAY BLACKHEART!

Posted by NXH

Good. The woman cleary has sense.

She can be in my movie instead :P

Posted by ka385385

if you are not fan of ghost rider than shut up and DIE.
Posted by CaptainGenisVell

If I was in the diretor's chair I would first go to NIck Cage tell him to deal with the fact he is balding and stop with ridiculous hair then fire him, casting someone who seems to be able to act (if you've seen any of his latest films, you'll know what I mean) .
 
Cast an entire new ensemble. Start the film after the other one, with Johnny in hell and having him escape with Lucifer escaping with him. Basically following the story line as told but removing details so it can fit in with a 90 or 120 minute film, as Doctor Strange would be in the film.
Perfect time for a 10 minute Doctor Strange

Posted by dondasch
@Shadow_Thief:  That's what happen's when you add Nicolas Cage to a movie.  Doesn't matter how beautiful/talented the actress.
Posted by AirDave817

The first movie was very disjointed. It was like they brought together stories from different arcs written by different writers and didn't bother to try to smooth it out so it all fit together. It felt like they just left a lot of stuff hang in the wind...especially between Cage and Mendes.

Posted by Green ankh

Too bad i really like Eva, 
 
And Norton
Posted by Shipwreck

I'm sick of everyone having to have a love interest. Most of the time it doesn't help the story anyways. I would never want to be the love Interest of any of Cage's characters. Eva as a Marvel Witch, would be something to see if they can find some on dedicated to the comics and would write for the people that love the comics.

Posted by VIZION2011

The first movie sucked so why would they make a second one?, anyways with movies like this they need to stick as closely to the comic as possible, that was the problem with the first one and the xmen movies, they try to make it way too realistic.

Posted by Scylla

this isn't good news  :( 

Posted by BURNTHEPRIEST

Doesn't really bother me too much, wonder if they'll try and get Eva Longoria...

Posted by Cherry Bomb
@Comiclove5 said:
" @Cherry Bomb said:
"Eva's beautiful, stunning but I've never been impressed with her acting, the whole movie 'series' needs to be rebooted. Nick is too old."
Took the words right out of my mouth. "
Glad I could save you some typing then. lol
Posted by goldenkey

who cares.  Plus, her face is just beat.

Posted by NightFang
@xxCellPhoneGirlxx said:
" Eva is amazing, too bad she won't be in it. "
Posted by G Bird

No, definitely not a 2099 Ghost Rider, that would be stupid and flop. I don't want a love interest in this movie, that would be a great change. I don't understand why they always put a love interest or two in comic movies. Try and make one without it and see how it turns out. MORE ACTION!!!!

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