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Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth in talks to join Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

10.06.2010

So, might one of the Marvel projects Idris Elba (THOR, "The Wire") was just talking about be Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor's GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE?

According to THR's Heat Vision, apparently so. Along with actor Johnny Whitworth (GAMER, 3:10 TO YUMA), the British thesp is in negotiations to join the impending Nic Cage sequel. The two would be joining Cage and the recently cast Ciaran Hinds and Violante Placido.

UPDATE: Below it says that Whitworth plays a "criminal who is recruited by the devil...and is later turned into a demonic creature." While this is all true, what we can tell you is that the demonic creature is someone Ghost Rider fans will be familiar with. After the devil (who in the film is called "Roark" in his human form) turns his powers on Whitworth's character, Ray Carrigan, he turns him into Blackout. In the comics, his ability was limited to simply being able to cloak himself in darkness but in the film, he'll be more like a walking black hole, able to suck the lifeforce and light out of humans with a mere touch.

Here's Heat Vision with more:

"The story sees Johnny Blaze, aka Ghost Rider (Cage), hiding out in remote Eastern Europe and struggling to repress his curse. Blaze is recruited by a sect to take on the devil (Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son's body on the kid's birthday.

Elba plays an alcoholic warrior monk tasked with finding Ghost Rider. Whitworth plays a criminal who is recruited by the devil to find the boy and is later turned into a demonic creature."


While I've pretty much hated the idea of another GHOST RIDER based solely on the the first piece of shit from Mark Steven Johnson, I am however somewhat hopeful that CRANK guys Neveldine & Taylor will bring something interesting/entertaining to the table this time around. Also, this cast is not bad to best honest. Hinds? Elba? It might just surprise. Maybe.

GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE is set to begin production next month.
Extra Tidbit: Idris Elba is also a DJ, going by the name of "Big Driis the Londoner".

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10:15PM on 10/06/2010
i've yet to see Elba in a good movie..
i've yet to see Elba in a good movie..
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9:42PM on 10/06/2010
I'm surprised this is actually a sequel, I figured they would reboot it after the last mess, but I doubt this one will be any better, especially with the "talent" involved with it.
I'm surprised this is actually a sequel, I figured they would reboot it after the last mess, but I doubt this one will be any better, especially with the "talent" involved with it.
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8:21PM on 10/06/2010
The first movie had a decent cast too, Sam Elliot, Peter Fonda, Wes Bentley (what happened to that guy?), and it didn't help the movie. I think this is going to be another pg-13 CGI-fest.
The first movie had a decent cast too, Sam Elliot, Peter Fonda, Wes Bentley (what happened to that guy?), and it didn't help the movie. I think this is going to be another pg-13 CGI-fest.
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7:23PM on 10/06/2010

GHOST RIDER IS AN AMERICAN GOTHIC CHARACTER...

Taking him out of America is a bad idea because he's based in American folklore, it's like Dracula in America it just doesn't work. Why couldn't they just let the rights revert back to MARVEL so we might see a proper reboot instead of a rushed sequel to a mediocre movie. Johnny Blaze played by Josh Holloway with a script by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), now thats how you make a Ghost Rider movie.
Taking him out of America is a bad idea because he's based in American folklore, it's like Dracula in America it just doesn't work. Why couldn't they just let the rights revert back to MARVEL so we might see a proper reboot instead of a rushed sequel to a mediocre movie. Johnny Blaze played by Josh Holloway with a script by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), now thats how you make a Ghost Rider movie.
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1:25PM on 10/06/2010

Very excited

Like everybody else I thought the first film was horrendous. I wanted to like it but it was just filled with terrible acting, terrible action, terrible effects pretty much terrible everything. I'm so glad the Crank guys are in charge of the sequel. They get alot of crap from people but I personally love their style.

I'm also digging that plot. I think setting the film in Eastern Europe is a great choice. Plenty of opportunties for scary dark environments. Plus think of all of the old
Like everybody else I thought the first film was horrendous. I wanted to like it but it was just filled with terrible acting, terrible action, terrible effects pretty much terrible everything. I'm so glad the Crank guys are in charge of the sequel. They get alot of crap from people but I personally love their style.

I'm also digging that plot. I think setting the film in Eastern Europe is a great choice. Plenty of opportunties for scary dark environments. Plus think of all of the old creepy churches that are there. I can't wait. Just wish they would have ditched Cage.
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10:06AM on 10/06/2010
I may be the only person on the face of the planet that enjoyed the first Ghost Rider. It was in no way a good film, but it was a lot of fun. Thus, I look forward to this.
I may be the only person on the face of the planet that enjoyed the first Ghost Rider. It was in no way a good film, but it was a lot of fun. Thus, I look forward to this.
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9:49AM on 10/06/2010
With this casting and storyline, I have high hopes for this one. Time for redemption. I agree with the post below me, Daredevil Director's Cut was a great movie.
With this casting and storyline, I have high hopes for this one. Time for redemption. I agree with the post below me, Daredevil Director's Cut was a great movie.
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7:21AM on 10/06/2010

"piece of shit"?

Daredevil and Ghost Rider were good movies. Elektra could have been better. I never understood how Elektra followed the Daredevil movie. Wasn't she kind of dead at the end of the Daredevil movie?
Daredevil and Ghost Rider were good movies. Elektra could have been better. I never understood how Elektra followed the Daredevil movie. Wasn't she kind of dead at the end of the Daredevil movie?
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7:08AM on 10/06/2010
I thought Ghost Rider (the character) in the movie was pretty cool...except for when he looked like Nic Cage. This one could shape up to be better, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
I thought Ghost Rider (the character) in the movie was pretty cool...except for when he looked like Nic Cage. This one could shape up to be better, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
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10:40AM on 10/06/2010
Yeah, the 2 minutes of screen time you saw Ghost Rider in the movie "Ghost Rider" he did LOOK kind of cool.
Yeah, the 2 minutes of screen time you saw Ghost Rider in the movie "Ghost Rider" he did LOOK kind of cool.
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