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Goyer on Ghost Rider 2

11.05.2009

Prepare your eyes for rolling. David Goyer is talking about the GHOST RIDER sequel/reboot he's writing, which exists solely because the first one miraculously made $228M worldwide. Yes, it's PG-13, yes Nic Cage is coming back, but don't worry, it’s going to be "darker."From MTV:

"It's not exactly a reboot," said Goyer, who's currently hard at work on his "FlashForward" television series. "I hate to say it's more realistic, because he's got a flaming skull for a head, but it's a bit more stripped down and darker. It's definitely changing tone. What 'Casino Royale' was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to 'Ghost Rider.' " [ed. note: Oh God…]

"This story picks up eight years after the first film," said Goyer. "You don't have to have seen the first film. It doesn't contradict anything that happened in the first film, but we're pretending that our audience hasn't seen the first film. It's as if you took that same character where things ended in the first film and then picked it up eight years later—he's just in a much darker, existential place."

GHOST RIDER was more often than not a kickass comic, but good lord was the movie ridiculous. I highly doubt a Cage-filled PG-13 reboot/sequel is going to give the character the film it deserves, but hey, I guess anything’s possible.

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But no, I don’t really think it’s possible.

Extra Tidbit: What's worse casting, Cage as Ghost Rider or Affleck as Daredevil?
Source: MTV

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