NIcolas Cage Isn't Sure About Future Of Ghost Rider Movie

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We know that Nicolas Cage is gung ho about returning to his Ghost Rider role.  We've been hearing rumblings about the sequel for a little while now.  We know the movie will be based on David Goyer's sequel script and that the movie may be set ten years after the first.
 
Cage recently spoke with MTV and he joked that there's more likely more information on the internet compared to what he knows about it.  If the movie will be set ten years later, will his character have a place in it?

“Yeah, well I don’t really know how to answer that,” Cage said when I asked if he was still attached. “Because I don’t have all the details.” 

There's always the chance that a sequel could focus on Dan Ketch rather than Johnny Blaze.  The first movie seemed to get mixed reviews with more of them leaning towards 'not liking it.'  Was the problem with the character portrayal of Johnny Blaze or were there other factors?  Could bringing in a new cast and setting be the answer?  Would you rather see the movie focus on Blaze or Ketch?
#1 Posted by Om1kron (1151 posts) - - Show Bio

My mom is the one who recommended I see ghost rider... She thought it was fun and awesome and also loves nick cage. I think having him do your movies makes it more accessible to older and middle aged women. I went to see it and thought it was pretty cool, but I think the concept of ghost rider is awesome anyway so my opinion could be Biased. 
 
The chains, and the bike were awesome... the stare of death was kind of lame... I mean they could put some hot actor in the movie and it would draw younger women to watch the movie but it may stray men away from watching the movie because quite frankly I'm sick of seeing some TEEN IDOL in all of my films. 
 
I got nothing but love for Chris Evans and Ryan Reynolds (no homo) but seriously you guys can't be in every flippin marvel movie.

#2 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

He needs the income thats for sure.

#3 Posted by King Quisling (1980 posts) - - Show Bio

Thomas Jane should of played Blaze with someone like Johnny Depp as Ketch for a sequel. Depp would never play the  suppoting character hence why he would become the main focus of the movie and Jane would become more of the supporting character, toting the Hellfire Shotgun and the such. Oh and Blackheart and his band of demons looked like a bunch of Twitards. Yeah sorry, I just really don't care for Nick Cage or that piece of spit Ghost Rider movie. It should just be revamped. 

#4 Posted by AirDave817 (840 posts) - - Show Bio

Given the choice, I would see another National Treasure movie than Nic Cage as Ghost Rider. Sometimes good people make bad movies... And, then take all the money they made and go on a buying frenzy...   

#5 Posted by goldenkey (2920 posts) - - Show Bio

Ghost rider just plain sucked
#6 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

If they do another Ghost Rider they need to make it a bit more exciting and have a higher rating. I'd like to see it focus on Dan Ketch too, maybe Jennifer Kale. Go a bit more mystic.

#7 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14340 posts) - - Show Bio

ghost rider isnt worth sequeling as of the end of last film it kinda sucked needs a real rework to get me intrested init again , ghost rider deserevd a better showing.

#8 Posted by Moomin123 (2205 posts) - - Show Bio

To me, Blaze is a better Ghost Rider than Ketch. I thought Nicholas Cage was a good Blaze. Perhaps it was because of Mephisto and Blackheart. They didn't have their cool demon looks like in the comics. Sure, when Blackheart gets possessed in the end, he looks a little bit like his demon self, but not enough in my view. Maybe, Zarathos could be in the sequel.
#9 Posted by Mr.Hulk_Smashin'! (2529 posts) - - Show Bio
@Om1kron said:
" My mom is the one who recommended I see ghost rider... She thought it was fun and awesome and also loves nick cage. I think having him do your movies makes it more accessible to older and middle aged women. I went to see it and thought it was pretty cool, but I think the concept of ghost rider is awesome anyway so my opinion could be Biased.   The chains, and the bike were awesome... the stare of death was kind of lame... "
My Thoughts exactly, My mom LOVED that movie.... along with X-men Origins: Wolverine
#10 Posted by Decept-O (7294 posts) - - Show Bio

Again, I'm in the minority, I liked Ghost Rider.   Nic Cage, well, I thought the casting was off, way off.  I accepted him as Blaze, but honestly, if a sequel happens,  I hope they go with a different actor.  For me, that was one of the negative points, having Cage portray Blaze, otherwise I liked the movie.   
 
Regarding Danny Ketch, never got into the character its always been Johnny Blaze for me but I'd still be open to have a different person take on the Ghost Rider persona and a different actor to fill that role. 
#11 Posted by Nyogtha (353 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked Ghost Rider too but I think they should go with Ketch. His story is interesting, and I would love to see the Midnight Sons.

#12 Posted by NightFang (10274 posts) - - Show Bio
@Moomin123 said:

"To me, Blaze is a better Ghost Rider than Ketch. I thought Nicholas Cage was a good Blaze. Perhaps it was because of Mephisto and Blackheart. They didn't have their cool demon looks like in the comics. Sure, when Blackheart gets possessed in the end, he looks a little bit like his demon self, but not enough in my view. Maybe, Zarathos could be in the sequel. "

            It should have been more close to the comic's.
#13 Posted by Bruce Vain (1781 posts) - - Show Bio

I had no problem with Cage being Blaze cause he kind of looked like him. The problem is that he wasn't really playing Blaze it was just Cage being Cage same when Clooney played Batman. Clooney wasn't being Batman he was just being himself and not being dark like Cage was. I dig jelly beans and all but they should've had had Blaze being a drinker like in the books. I wasn't to thrilled that they pretty gave all of Ketch's powers to Blaze. So for me personally I want Ketch because he was just better. He was more powerful, had a cooler looking bike, and more villains. And if they bring back Blackheart do his a$$ right please. And maybe introduce  Michael Badilino aka Vengence. But if Cage is gonna be back change it up dude. Get a little grittier I know you can man. Like I'm talking about 8mm gritty as far as the way he should act in the next one.
#14 Posted by burr787 (2422 posts) - - Show Bio

 

#15 Posted by AngelFrost (2797 posts) - - Show Bio

Hm ...
 
Nicholas Cage is a legend, and a brilliant actor.
But I always saw Johnny Blaze as being younger and so that kinda put me off the movie a little. :/  I just didn't think he completely fit the role.

#16 Edited by MrCipher (273 posts) - - Show Bio

How about NOT choosing an actor who could break a hip doing some of the stunts? AND avoiding bad hair-pieces/dye jobs? 
 
Just a suggestion...
#17 Posted by crazywolf (625 posts) - - Show Bio

It just seemed like Nic Cage detracted from the portrayal of John Blaze with useless sub-plots like the stuff with the candy and listening to songs. Blaze has a cowboy attitude that Cage made a good attempt at portraying in the movie. I liked the actual presentation of Ghost Rider. 
 
It was awesome when GR drove his bike off the roof of a skyscraper then used his chain to ride it down the side of the building. Matter of act, I mostly enjoyed the Ghost Rider sequences. A reboot or a sequel with a different cast might be a good idea.

#18 Posted by Death-Mask (6 posts) - - Show Bio

To me i loved reading the dan ketch 1990's series compared to the johnny blaze series

#19 Posted by RemyLeBeau (411 posts) - - Show Bio

I am hoping they would make another one since GR is my favorite comic book hero, and I'm also hoping it would be better this time.

#20 Posted by The Dark Defender (51 posts) - - Show Bio

The age of Nicolas Cage seems to put me off a bit, but I feel like if in the second movie they portray a slightly older Blaze (Which is closer to Nicolas Cage's age and his hair) and introduce Dan Ketch that'd be cool. I mean, Marvel keeps their movies as close to the main universe as possible, and I know people would complain if they change things slightly to fit the movie. But I'd rather see Nicolas Cage again then them changing actors, cause I think fanboys hate that the most.

#21 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought the movie was alright, but this movie would definitely benefit from having a darker tone, realism and character development.

#22 Posted by Dane (10649 posts) - - Show Bio

that movie had the worst casting ever.

#23 Posted by NawfalQ (80 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't like Cage in the role. Would prefer to see someone else. (And I agree with the other person who said not some silly teen idol)

#24 Posted by thedanofsteel (2 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah - Ghost Rider is awesome but Nicolas Cage just wasn't the right fit. Hopefully another GR film that does the character justice, leaves him and the jelly beans behind.

#25 Posted by zombietag (1483 posts) - - Show Bio

YUP. lame movie. didnt like it. hopefully theres no sequel

#26 Posted by GMPinks (12 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Defender said:

" The age of Nicolas Cage seems to put me off a bit, but I feel like if in the second movie they portray a slightly older Blaze (Which is closer to Nicolas Cage's age and his hair) and introduce Dan Ketch that'd be cool. I mean, Marvel keeps their movies as close to the main universe as possible, and I know people would complain if they change things slightly to fit the movie. But I'd rather see Nicolas Cage again then them changing actors, cause I think fanboys hate that the most. "

 

Well I agree Defender.  I am a fan boy, and I HATE it when they change actors.  Even if they aren't that great.  As sad as it sounds, you kind of get used to them sucking a little... (cough..Tobey Maguire...cough).  But, in the end, it makes for a good few movies.  The only time I felt it worked was when they changed the actress to play Rachael in the Batman movies.  I was fine with that, I don't feel Katie Holmes can act.  Either way, I say don't change Cage, change the director :P

#27 Posted by drawme (423 posts) - - Show Bio

They can´t make the movie worse, or?

#28 Posted by Zoom (14668 posts) - - Show Bio
@Moomin123 said:
"I thought Nicholas Cage was a good Blaze."

So what you're saying is that you've never read any Ghost Rider comics?
#29 Posted by ChromeFamily (44 posts) - - Show Bio

Ghost Rider was okay, but the script was all over the place.. it was not Nic Cages or Eva Mendes fault they played there roles right. But the Villians posed NO THREAT to him at all and the end battle was okay but was still weak.. and Sam Elliot having no role in the final fight was lame!
#30 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4899 posts) - - Show Bio

 Thomas Jane c@King Quisling said:

" Thomas Jane should of played Blaze with someone like Johnny Depp as Ketch for a sequel. Depp would never play the  suppoting character hence why he would become the main focus of the movie and Jane would become more of the supporting character, toting the Hellfire Shotgun and the such. Oh and Blackheart and his band of demons looked like a bunch of Twitards. Yeah sorry, I just really don't care for Nick Cage or that piece of spit Ghost Rider movie. It should just be revamped.  "

 Thomas Jane could pull it off...IMO... but he had his shot being Pun... Oh well... I think Johnny Depp is a great
choice to be Ketch or Blaze...IMo... but i prefer Charlie Hunnam... He be A GREAT Danny KEtch and a Great GR... Imo... plus look at him hes a cutie...pause... but i am being Bias i jus want him to be in a super hero movie... 
#31 Posted by Yung ANcient One (4899 posts) - - Show Bio
@Om1kron said:
" My mom is the one who recommended I see ghost rider... She thought it was fun and awesome and also loves nick cage. I think having him do your movies makes it more accessible to older and middle aged women. I went to see it and thought it was pretty cool, but I think the concept of ghost rider is awesome anyway so my opinion could be Biased.   The chains, and the bike were awesome... the stare of death was kind of lame... I mean they could put some hot actor in the movie and it would draw younger women to watch the movie but it may stray men away from watching the movie because quite frankly I'm sick of seeing some TEEN IDOL in all of my films.   I got nothing but love for Chris Evans and Ryan Reynolds (no homo) but seriously you guys can't be in every flippin marvel movie. "
U kno whats funny... is that when i was younger i dunno why... but i thought they were the same guy hahahahahahahahaa... i was like u kno the Guy Van Wilder is goin to be Johnny Storm... maybe it was because Not Another Teen Movie... who knows but yea their in too many hero like films imo...Evans is FF(2)...TMNT(Casey Voice)...Push...The Losers(NOw apparently)... and Reynolds was on... Blade Trinity...Deadpool(u kno what i mean)... and Green Lantern... Dam How many Heroes can u be... im glad they told Wesley Snipes he couldnt be Black Panther... but yea...
#32 Posted by grimreaper1980 (606 posts) - - Show Bio

what do you expect, the movie was pg13, ghost rider is a rated r character

#33 Posted by Pedronious10 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

As a fan of marvel and everything they have created and stood for, I am with the majority of a lot of upset fans. I just finished watching the Spirit of Vengeance (again) and every time I watch it I just wanna throw myself into the abyss. The movie was terrible, the only thing they did a decent job was with the design of the Ghost Rider. Upsetting Nic Cage was cast to play the lead in the first place, Cillian Murphy is a credible actor but why 'o why did he bother with this film? And the clown who played the hitman (it's not important who the actor is cause he sucked too!) I can go on and on and on about this ultimate failure, but we're all tired. So Marvel, do yourself and the entire world of fans a favor: get the rights to do this movie RIGHT. Please.

#34 Posted by THORSON (2534 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pedronious10 said:

As a fan of marvel and everything they have created and stood for, I am with the majority of a lot of upset fans. I just finished watching the Spirit of Vengeance (again) and every time I watch it I just wanna throw myself into the abyss. The movie was terrible, the only thing they did a decent job was with the design of the Ghost Rider. Upsetting Nic Cage was cast to play the lead in the first place, Cillian Murphy is a credible actor but why 'o why did he bother with this film? And the clown who played the hitman (it's not important who the actor is cause he sucked too!) I can go on and on and on about this ultimate failure, but we're all tired. So Marvel, do yourself and the entire world of fans a favor: get the rights to do this movie RIGHT. Please.

agreed

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