After Ghost Rider did okay at the box office but failed to set the world on fire in 2007, a sequel, which will refocus the character, has slowly been making its way towards the screen, with titbits of information occasionally leaking out (such as that it’ll take the character to Europe, or that it’ll be based on a script David S. Goyer wrote for an aborted Ghost Rider movie a dacade ago), however it never actually seems to get to the point where they’re going to make it.
That seems to be changing, as THR reports that the sequel has got a new name – Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – and that the guys behind the mayhem that is the Crank movies, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, are in early negotiations to direct the film. That would suggest they really want to go all-out on the action in this one.
While the assumption has always been that Nicolas Cage will return, he’s actually yet to sign a contract, and with Sony facing a ticking clock where the rights will revert to Marvel if they don’t make a another Ghost Rider movie soon, the question has become whether Cage has time in his schedule to make it. However, it appears he will, as he’s currently negotiating a contract to reprise his role as the stuntman turned flaming skulled vigilante, whose soul has been twinned with a demon after he makes a deal with the devil.
The plan is to start filming the movie this autumn, but at the moment, the plot of the film is being kept under wraps.