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Ghost Rider 2 revs up

09.23.2009

The sequel you demanded is getting its motor running -- Sony and Marvel are filling the fuel tank for GHOST RIDER 2: STILL FLAMING.

Sony hopes to put screenwriter and comic regular David Goyer (BLADE, BATMAN BEGINS) in the driver seat for the sequel (actual subtitle pending), and Nic Cage is expected to return as stuntman-turned-fireskulled-spirit-of-vengeance Johnny Blaze.

Goyer is reportedly just setting up the story, and then supervising the inevitable writer(s). No word yet on the story, but it will probably not involve Wes Bentley or parchment.

Like most studios that aren't Disney, Sony (who also has Spidey) is keeping new sequels/reboots of Marvel properties in the pipe so they won't have to relinquish them back to the House of Ideas and the Mouse House. (Marvel sold off movie rights for various major and minor characters to different studios back in the 90s during their financial devastation, and as long as their current homes continue to utilize the characters under their umbrella, they'll keep the rights.)

Similarly, Fox is keeping Wolverine, the X-Men, Daredevil, Fantastic Four and the Silver Surfer alive in some way, and Universal is pushing Sub-Mariner. Paramount is still distributing the Marvel-owned flicks featuring Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Nick Fury and the Avengers.

Extra Tidbit: Any Ghost Rider readers out there? Does the character actually have another worthwhile villain to face in a sequel?
Source: Variety

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8:19PM on 10/21/2009

sequel -i'm in...

sorry - double post
sorry - double post
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8:18PM on 10/21/2009

sequel -i'm in...

the move tried to combine the johnny blaze/dan ketch story line. mistake. bring keifer sutherland in to play blaze (with the trademark leathers), hayden christensen to play ketch. use the rise of midnight sons storyline, let the good times roll. i have a million ideas on how this could bring this franchise screaming to the screen...
the move tried to combine the johnny blaze/dan ketch story line. mistake. bring keifer sutherland in to play blaze (with the trademark leathers), hayden christensen to play ketch. use the rise of midnight sons storyline, let the good times roll. i have a million ideas on how this could bring this franchise screaming to the screen...
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2:53PM on 09/26/2009
WTF??? Ghostrider 2 really......didn't the first one bomb enough at the box office they have to make a #2. Come on people stop the madness....
WTF??? Ghostrider 2 really......didn't the first one bomb enough at the box office they have to make a #2. Come on people stop the madness....
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1:23AM on 09/26/2009

Wow.

That Nic Cage action figure is staring straight into my soul. I feel dirty.
That Nic Cage action figure is staring straight into my soul. I feel dirty.
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5:29PM on 09/24/2009

STILL FLAMING...

Wow. That's perfect.
Wow. That's perfect.
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4:00PM on 09/24/2009
man i hope STILL FLAMING is a joke.
on a serious note, the character COULD be saved if they did a combination of a reboot and a sequel and had this one be about dan ketch and get that doofus cage as far from it as possible. i always thought ketch was the cooler ghost rider anyway.
man i hope STILL FLAMING is a joke.
on a serious note, the character COULD be saved if they did a combination of a reboot and a sequel and had this one be about dan ketch and get that doofus cage as far from it as possible. i always thought ketch was the cooler ghost rider anyway.
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2:14PM on 09/24/2009
He could go agaianst Blackout,Death Watch or Reverend styge.
He could go agaianst Blackout,Death Watch or Reverend styge.
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1:46PM on 09/24/2009

Still Flaming??

Ghost Rider was not a fudge packer and I resent the implication!! Just because a guy wears leather pants.. Oh never mind. Bring on Pt. 2 sans Cage and his partner the hair piece.
Ghost Rider was not a fudge packer and I resent the implication!! Just because a guy wears leather pants.. Oh never mind. Bring on Pt. 2 sans Cage and his partner the hair piece.
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12:50PM on 09/24/2009
I think they should definitly get rid of Cage. He hasn't made a good movie in like ten years. I think they should recast Johnny Blaze and kinda do what they did with Punisher:Warzone, and the Incredible Hullk. FOLLOW THE COMIC BOOK FOR FUCK SAKES! and you'll get better results. They should do the same for the Fantastic Four and Daredevil. I like them, but they need to follow the comic books acurately. They need to remake every Marvel comic book movie that came out before Iron Man, and do them
I think they should definitly get rid of Cage. He hasn't made a good movie in like ten years. I think they should recast Johnny Blaze and kinda do what they did with Punisher:Warzone, and the Incredible Hullk. FOLLOW THE COMIC BOOK FOR FUCK SAKES! and you'll get better results. They should do the same for the Fantastic Four and Daredevil. I like them, but they need to follow the comic books acurately. They need to remake every Marvel comic book movie that came out before Iron Man, and do them right.
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12:15PM on 09/24/2009

terrible idea

this movie sucked so bad it made Knowing seem good. Get rid of Cage, he only phones in performances, start over and I love Goyer as a writer but his directed movies have all sucked and so will this.
this movie sucked so bad it made Knowing seem good. Get rid of Cage, he only phones in performances, start over and I love Goyer as a writer but his directed movies have all sucked and so will this.
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11:15AM on 09/24/2009
I personally did not have a problem with the storyline in the movie, my problem was with the casting of Cage. He was not Johnny Blaze, with all his scene chewing facial expressions and the accent. And please don't get me started on the martini glass filled with jelly bean. WTF was that?
I personally did not have a problem with the storyline in the movie, my problem was with the casting of Cage. He was not Johnny Blaze, with all his scene chewing facial expressions and the accent. And please don't get me started on the martini glass filled with jelly bean. WTF was that?
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10:05AM on 09/24/2009

Please

Am I the only guy that thinks GHOSTRIDER sucked! If there's any franchise that needs a reboot.Well there you have it!
Am I the only guy that thinks GHOSTRIDER sucked! If there's any franchise that needs a reboot.Well there you have it!
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5:03AM on 09/24/2009

A failure at the box office?

Prediction: Hell yes.
Prediction: Hell yes.
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3:29AM on 09/24/2009
Ummm, does anyone else think they need to call it something other than "still flaming"???
Ummm, does anyone else think they need to call it something other than "still flaming"???
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12:38PM on 09/24/2009
Yes, yes, and double yes! My reaction: "Oh, Ghost Rider 2, a chance for redemption! -- still... what?" LOL
Yes, yes, and double yes! My reaction: "Oh, Ghost Rider 2, a chance for redemption! -- still... what?" LOL
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12:07AM on 09/24/2009
Ghost Rider was fucking abysmal, but I do like David Goyer. Hmm.
Ghost Rider was fucking abysmal, but I do like David Goyer. Hmm.
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11:57PM on 09/23/2009

needs to be dark

The first Ghost Rider was god awful on so many levels...but the character definitely has potential. I feel Goyer should dark with this one like the orginal Blade. If Ghost Rider can look into you and see the sins you have comitted they have to be pretty dark and grisly. Plus dealing with the devil and hell needs to be dark, very dark...thats the only way they will get me to see this movie
The first Ghost Rider was god awful on so many levels...but the character definitely has potential. I feel Goyer should dark with this one like the orginal Blade. If Ghost Rider can look into you and see the sins you have comitted they have to be pretty dark and grisly. Plus dealing with the devil and hell needs to be dark, very dark...thats the only way they will get me to see this movie
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6:58AM on 09/24/2009
GREENMAN!
GREENMAN!
11:50PM on 09/23/2009
The first GR was a turd. But Garth Ennis wrote a great mini-series where GR is just dumb and is faced off against an angel and a demon bounty hunter named Hoss. It was pure Ennis stuff, crazy, over-the-top, and without any nods to political correctness whatsover. That could work.
The first GR was a turd. But Garth Ennis wrote a great mini-series where GR is just dumb and is faced off against an angel and a demon bounty hunter named Hoss. It was pure Ennis stuff, crazy, over-the-top, and without any nods to political correctness whatsover. That could work.
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11:39PM on 09/23/2009

STILL FLAMING!!!

Very funny, Davis... ;)
Very funny, Davis... ;)
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11:18PM on 09/23/2009

Count me in

I actually thought Ghost Rider was decent. A sequel is more than welcome in my book. More Eva Mendes cleavage, plz.
I actually thought Ghost Rider was decent. A sequel is more than welcome in my book. More Eva Mendes cleavage, plz.
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11:13PM on 09/23/2009
even the 'action' figure for cage looks bored.
even the 'action' figure for cage looks bored.
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2:05AM on 09/24/2009
Hilarious
Hilarious
11:12PM on 09/23/2009

Still "flaming" indeed...

Mark this one down on my "go well out of my way to never see even a minute of footage" list
Mark this one down on my "go well out of my way to never see even a minute of footage" list
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2:31AM on 09/24/2009
haha...I agree
haha...I agree
10:22PM on 09/23/2009

FUUUUCK

Yknow, I bet Sony, New Line, and ESPECIALLY Fox and Lionsgate could make more money selling back the rights to Marvel/Disney than making shitty sequels or shiity reboots to their own shitty movies.
Yknow, I bet Sony, New Line, and ESPECIALLY Fox and Lionsgate could make more money selling back the rights to Marvel/Disney than making shitty sequels or shiity reboots to their own shitty movies.
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10:22PM on 09/23/2009
A tailored version plot for Constantine would actually make a killer Ghost Rider sequel if some specifics were flipped Ghost Rider's way. Too, bad they already used it.
A tailored version plot for Constantine would actually make a killer Ghost Rider sequel if some specifics were flipped Ghost Rider's way. Too, bad they already used it.
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10:07PM on 09/23/2009
I know I'm in the minority, but I actually really enjoyed the first film. It was definitely corny in parts--strangely it was whenever he transformed (his dialogue when he became Ghostrider was ridiculous most of the time), but overall I liked it and own it on blu-ray. I'm looking forward to the sequel. Hopefully they'll step it up a few notches though.
I know I'm in the minority, but I actually really enjoyed the first film. It was definitely corny in parts--strangely it was whenever he transformed (his dialogue when he became Ghostrider was ridiculous most of the time), but overall I liked it and own it on blu-ray. I'm looking forward to the sequel. Hopefully they'll step it up a few notches though.
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10:07PM on 09/23/2009

Agreed

The second Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, didn't really have good villains. Danny Ketch, the third Ghost Rider, had some sweet villains like Blackout and Lilith. There would have to be a new villain introduced I believe. Since the character of Caretaker is in place, maybe they can try and add Vengeance to the movie or maybe the Midnight sons line... Naw, they will have to create a new villain for him to battle. Good luck with that.
Maybe they can do The Road To Damnation story. That rocked!
The second Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze, didn't really have good villains. Danny Ketch, the third Ghost Rider, had some sweet villains like Blackout and Lilith. There would have to be a new villain introduced I believe. Since the character of Caretaker is in place, maybe they can try and add Vengeance to the movie or maybe the Midnight sons line... Naw, they will have to create a new villain for him to battle. Good luck with that.
Maybe they can do The Road To Damnation story. That rocked!
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9:57PM on 09/23/2009

First one undoubtedly sucked but

I would like to see the Dan Ketch, 90's era story here, with no Nic Cage.

As for villains, Nightmare, Zodiac or Blackout would be nice.
I would like to see the Dan Ketch, 90's era story here, with no Nic Cage.

As for villains, Nightmare, Zodiac or Blackout would be nice.
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