'Ghost Rider' Sequel Is on Its Way!

Nic Cage will be returning in the adaptation of the Marvel Comics horror-based hero.
Ghost Rider Sequel
Ghost Rider Sequel
Superhero films are hot right now, and with his appearances in both Ghost Rider and Kick-Ass, it's well known that Nic Cage likes superhero films, so it should come as no surprise that Cage has signed on to make a sequel to Ghost Rider. The news comes our way via Bloody Disgusting that Columbia is hunting for writers for the sequel and that Cage is attached to return.

The ending of the original Ghost Rider has Cage's Johnny Blaze riding away from his one true love to continue using his "curse" to fight off the minions of Mephisto and his son Blackheart, so the door was always open for a sequel. With the success of superhero movies during Summer 2008, it only seems reasonable for Columbia to try to tap in to that.

Ghost Rider tells the story of Johnny Blaze, a stunt rider who sold his soul to the devil to try to save the life of his father. Bonded to a demonic "ghost rider", Blaze is forced to become the devil's bounty hunter. In the original film, Ghost Rider takes on Blackheart, the son of the devil, in his quest for ultimate power.

At this time, other than Nic Cage, it is unknown who would star in Ghost Rider 2, or who will direct.

Ghost Rider was released February 16th, 2007 and stars Matt Long, Raquel Alessi, Brett Cullen, Peter Fonda, Nicolas Cage, Donal Logue, Tony Ghosthawk, Hugh Sexton. The film is directed by Mark Steven Johnson.

Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance was released February 17th, 2012 and stars Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Idris Elba, Johnny Whitworth, Fergus Riordan, Spencer Wilding, Sorin Tofan. The film is directed by Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor.

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  1. NCIS

    Maybe the directors should relate the plot a real event, like (Hell taking over Earth), in the holy bible. Something like the End of Days. Satan comes to find someone to bear with, and Ghost Rider have to stop him. I don't know, I'm just bringing up ideas.

    Also the movie have to have a dark tone.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  2. NCIS

    There needs to be a reboot. The first one sucked anyway. The reboot shouldn't show his origin, but maybe flashbacks. It should start in a Church where Johnny Blaze is whipping himself for his sins. The movie needs to be scary to. The skelton should have burned flesh on it. Very graphic. I think that would be cool. And the whip he has should have razor sharp spikes, and it should be blood stained. That's what would make it scary.

    6 years agoby @jigsaw00Flag

  3. pourya13

    the first one was awful man

    6 years agoby @pourya13Flag

  4. PypeBomb

    That will make 2 Nic Cage movies I haven't/won't see.

    6 years agoby @pypebombFlag

  5. Mr.Rated-R

    umm i thnk the first one sucked

    6 years agoby @residentevilfanFlag

  6. Ryan Moran

    sweet i cant wait to see which bad guy is in this movie

    6 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  7. David LoPan


    6 years agoby @mr-davidlopanFlag

  8. LankStun

    i still havent seen the first one yet so when i watch it i will tell you guys what i think about a second one

    6 years agoby @lankstunFlag

  9. T.Clark

    What if Brett Ratner directs Ghost Rider 2, Kirk?

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  10. righthandofdoom

    The first Ghost Rider movie was crap. Nicolas Cage did a horrible job as Ghost Rider. Not looking forward to the new one.

    6 years agoby @righthandofdoomFlag

  11. KirkEpsilon

    In regards to Brett Ratner comments left here, I say if he touches God of War, I'll look the other way and ignore it completely. X-Men 3 was the worst piece of garbage I've ever seen! The only thing that could happen worse than Brett Ratner to any movie would be Uwe Boll! Ghost Rider 2 ppl! It's gonna be awesome!

    6 years agoby @kirkepsilonFlag

  12. GK

    The first was good. Let's see if they could make it even better.

    6 years agoby @indianajonesFlag

  13. The CryptKeeper

    I know almost everyone hated the first, but I liked it, and I am glad to hear a sequel. Better have Eva Mendes!

    6 years agoby @catwomanFlag

  14. DiMarco25

    another sequel to a sh*ty movie. WTF

    6 years agoby @overratedslumdogFlag

  15. Nyfresh

    The first one sucked so I'm not expecting anything different from this one and its a shame 2 cuz I really like nic

    6 years agoby @leo16Flag

  16. AnnoyingFilmCritic

    Nicolas Cage has been talking about wanting to do a Ghostrider2 for a while...glad its being realized. The sequel should redress its script flaws for the better.

    6 years agoby @annoyingfilmcriticFlag

  17. Shelley

    I guess I am in the minority because I really liked the first one.

    6 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  18. Twisted Smile

    I did'nt like the first Ghost Rider movie. I was hoping for something similar to what Garth Ennis did with Cain on the mini series. Maybe this time.

    6 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag

  19. Chad Vital

    Reading all the comments and what I got so far, everyone seems to hate the Ghost Rider movie, I personally thought it was better than the DareDevil movie. I think it was dialogue, script that sunk these comic treasures. They are both bad ass, but don't judge sequels simply based on the past. For all we know, Ghost Rider 2 could blow our socks off. Why is it so hard to be optimistic? You can be realistic and optimistic at the same time ya know. You hope somebody takes GR and DD and makes them completely gritty and bad ass, which is their tone from the comics. But like everything adapted, they don't turn out all the way you remember. I mean, even though Spiderman films are good, they changed a lot in those, like Green Goblin not being an actual green f*cking goblin lol, messing up Venom's size and story etc. It's just the way they do things in Hollywood (I don't know why but they do it). I just don't understand really, there are millions of writers out there with awesome ideas to their childhood heroes etc and they can't get a good script? If they are struggling, get somebody who is famous to write it for f*ck sake, grab "mr. can do it all" Peter Jackson and Stuart Beattie and have them poop out a good script. I'm sure they are busy doing other sh*t, but come on, if you love movies as much as we do, I'd clear my schedule to give a few heroes justice. If my name was huge and I was as talented as either of these two people, I would be on this like white on rice lol. And there are people out there just as talented who need to get off her nuts and send them their scripts or something.

    Btw what is with the Brett Ratner hating? He made 2 great movies, Rush Hour 1 and 2 and if you really think about the plot, the movie isn't original at all and kinda dumb but they are funny and entertaining which makes you forget that stuff. You're not thinking of "oh Brett sucks dick" as you're watching them. Yes the 3rd was kinda like an "add-on" movie that didn't need to be even made. That was probably the worst I've seen in regards to Brett. X-Men 3 was pretty good actually. Who gives a f*ck about Cyclops anyway? Do you? No. We like Wolverine, Gambit, Storm and then the villians. That's about it lol. Don't kid yourselves. You thought the part when Magneto moves the bridge ACROSS to the island was sh*tty? I was like 'holy f*cking sh*t' when I saw that. Btw, did you also notice Wolverine was meaner and more violent in the 3rd? There was nothing noticeably wrong about the 3rd movie. Yeah people died, no sh*t! You think mutants with life threatening abilities wouldn't end up killing each other on purpose or by accident? It's common sense, even for something that's made up. I want to say "dur" to you people for being stupid that they killed off the people you didn't even care about. No one complained when Maximus died in Gladiator and that movie is bad ass from beginning to end. No one said "Ridley Scott sucks" because of it. Get over yourselves. They have talent. You don't so stop bitching about people who have more skill and who aren't even doing that bad of a job to begin with. Seriously, wtf guys. I know Hollywood f*cks us but don't blame the directors when they are getting the shaft from the execs. They have to answer to somebody too and make them happy since they run the show. If they want more sales they will drop it to pg-13. They make money in the theaters but then lose some money on dvds cause you all download them so don't even give me that sh*t. Be open minded please. Thank you.

    6 years agoby @chad-vitalFlag


    The first one sucked!

    6 years agoby @cerealkillerFlag

  21. Dani83

    why is everyone talking about God of War? Wait until there is some news about it people! I will say that the games were sick, and a movie must make them honor...

    6 years agoby @dani83Flag

  22. CB Junior

    jon avreau is an okay choice for ghost rider.he would have to darken up a bit though.len weiseman is probly the best choice for a ghost rider sequel

    6 years agoby @cbjuniorFlag

  23. CB Junior

    what producer and studio would even consider givin god of war to rattner?ghost rider is already f*cked up, but they still havent done god of war yet.but chances are they will rape that,too.in my opinoin, nobody on this earth should do god of war other than peter jackson. a good example as to what might happen to the god of war movie is what happened to avp2:mix sh*tty filmmakers with iconic figures.they should just leave god of war alone for now

    6 years agoby @cbjuniorFlag


    Brett Ratner, to put it politely, is one of the worst directors in Hollywood, and killed the main X-Men franchise. You just don't kill off Scott like that. It's just wrong. Anyways, his only good movies are Rush Hour 1 & 2, and if he directs God of War, then it has the potential to be like Battlefield Earth, a fantasy/action/adventure flick with noooooooooooooooo sense of direction. Brett Ratner is the worst possible thing that could happen to God of War. You just don't match up a comedy director with a serious epic like this. And after he does direct a first God of War, he may kill the franchise like X-Men, and no one will want to have anything to do with it, and chances are, we won't see a God of War movie until after I'm long gone. Anyways, getting back to the core of the article, God of War with Brett Ratner is as bad an idea as Ghost Rider 2 with Nic Cage & Eva Mendes.

    6 years agoby @moviemageFlag

  25. Raoul Duke

    Right on.

    6 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  26. CelluloidDreams

    How about Jon Favreau for a possiable director!? After all he did wonders W./"Iron Man"!

    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  27. CelluloidDreams

    Ohhh Lord No!!! Ghost Rider was 1 of the Worst films of 2007!!

    Great idea Hollywood another way to blow money on sh*t in these hard economic times!!!

    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  28. artkid04

    Fallen that is so gay, they better not do that, to bad Sam Raimi couldn't do this sequel

    6 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  29. the Narrator

    Yea, Rattner wants to do God of War, and a Guitar Hero movie. Lame.

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  30. killerman200

    Yeah, i think Rattner is interested in doing it. and they may just give it to him.

    6 years agoby @killerman200Flag

  31. RavenX5 God of Light

    but i thought Brett Rattner was gonna make a God of War movie....PLEASE,TELL ME IF THAT IS A LIE!!

    6 years agoby @hackx9Flag

  32. killerman200

    Peter Jackson, now there's a director. I love The Frighteners.

    6 years agoby @killerman200Flag


    You're absolutely right killerman, it's a silly dream that will probably only ever be a dream. But if you pair up Peter Jackson and God of War, then you got one hell of a movie.

    6 years agoby @moviemageFlag

  34. ShadowfoxSC

    wonder if they are going to go thru with the whole Europe idea.

    6 years agoby @shadowscFlag

  35. killerman200

    Lol, no offense, Mage, but i don't think a video game adaptation will ever be Oscar worthy, if they continue to get these bad directors.

    6 years agoby @killerman200Flag


    All I know is, it's time for another ANTI-hero movie: GOD OF WAR, the first successful video game adaptation in a long time. An epic and Oscar-worthy film that reminisces of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

    6 years agoby @moviemageFlag


    I have to admit, Ghost Rider as a character and his background make for an interesting concept. However, the reason the first film was so poor was because it was executed poorly. Films live or die on their actors. CASTING! CASTING! CASTING! Casting is everything.

    Ghost Rider is probably one of the best looking Marvel characters. And I loved the opening sequence for the film, I loved the end song, I loved the Penance Stare sequence, and I loved the Western feel to the film (since it felt like something out of a Tarantino/Rodriguez movie), and that's about all I liked. Truth is, Tarantino and Rodriguez would be perfect for directing this movie. They are no strangers to the comic book genre.

    I know I said the concept for the character and his background is amazing, and I know that the whole idea of selling your soul to the devil is not anything new. In fact it's ancient. But the very idea that he becomes the devil's bounty hunter is as the kids say, "SIIIIIIIIIKKKKK." I mean, the flaming skull, the motorcycle, the leather jacket with spikes, the chain, enough; Ghost Rider is very cool for a hothead.

    Sad part is, Nic Cage is obsessed with comics, and their film counterparts, and he's tried out to play the starring role in almost every film adaptation we have seen come to the screen including Superman. Nic Cage was great in Lord of War, and hell, I even enjoyed National Treasure, but he's not right for the role. I'm all down with your naming your son Kal-El, but grow up, you can't win them all, especially Ghost Rider.

    6 years agoby @moviemageFlag

  38. killerman200

    I don't know what i hated worse. This movie or Nic Cage's fake hair piece.

    6 years agoby @killerman200Flag

  39. the Narrator

    Why's everyone getting down on Daredevil reboot? I mean, it would be good to be recast, and redirected, because I still want to see Marvel Civil War before I leave this place.

    Oh, and ghost rider should have a sequel, but they should seriously get a better bad guy, and story line. Thanks.

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  40. Structure (ONSTRA)

    I liked the first. but not enough for me to wait for a sequel. Like only liking. So I guess I wasn't expecting no sequels. but if they are coming up with one. I guess it's ok. I mean i liked the first and thought it was entertaining. So ok Bring it ON. LOL

    6 years agoby @gaj1992Flag

  41. ALor2

    i could care less for this film bc the first one f*cking sux. ppl just don't know when to stop.

    6 years agoby @champ2Flag

  42. Mmm_mmm


    this might be ok

    i hope they can pull it off, best o' luck to them

    6 years agoby @mmm-mmmFlag

  43. Portfan

    I think this would be a perfect arena in which to do a team up with Daredevil. I personally didn't mind either movie, but Affleck may be too old and unpopular as that character to be what the movie needs.

    6 years agoby @portfanFlag

  44. Escapist

    Hopefully this will do better than the previous film.

    6 years agoby @escapistFlag

  45. Mr. Fixit

    Ok, as a fan of Cage and Ghost rider, I enjoyed the first movie. I did not, in any way, enjoy the portrayal of Blackheart or his demons. I found them to be too...oh I don't know...f*cking retarded. I mean come on. They need to make the bad guys look like a threat, and not the cast offs from a teenage do-it-yourself haunted house for kids.

    6 years agoby @mrfixitFlag

  46. KirkEpsilon

    I understand source material but as everyone well knows hollywood isn't so into source material. They just look to make a buck. Revamp this, reboot that, remake everything and if it doesn't do well enough, we'll do it again. Enough is enough. A sequel is what's needed in this case to right the wrongs of the first movie. Nic Cage did a good job, the story was just a bit weak.

    6 years agoby @kirkepsilonFlag

  47. jono1018


    6 years agoby @jono1018Flag

  48. UNoLazyboy

    Nicholas Cage can only take this movie so far. Great actor, but I agree with most of you revamp it a bit and make it more appealing to people past their tween years.

    6 years agoby @unolazyboyFlag

  49. T.Clark

    The people who think we're "cage haters" and "don't care what anyone else thinks" have to take into consideration that their IS source material that these movies are adapted from

    6 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  50. Dani83

    I HATED the first one. It's the second worst Marvel movie I've seen (the first being Elektra). Though I blame the director for it sucking so much, the fight scenes were tedious and had some very by-the-book origin story. If they change him I'll watch this one happily. Nic was cool, nonetheless...

    6 years agoby @dani83Flag