Nic Cage says Ghost Rider should be a scary R-rated superhero movie

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Back in 2007, Nicolas Cage starred in a PG-13 adaptation of GHOST RIDER from director Mark Steven Johnson and co-starring Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, Sam Elliott, Donal Logue, and Peter Fonda. Then in 2011, Cage starred in a PG-13 sequel called GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE co-starring Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Lambert, and Idris Elba directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.

But will there ever be an R-rated adaptation of Marvel's GHOST RIDER? Recently Nice Cage spoke with and said that he sure hopes so.

Nic Cage:

Y'know, GHOST RIDER was a movie that always should've been an R-rated movie. David Goyer had a brilliant script, which I wanted to do with David and for whatever reason they just didn't let us make the movie. But that movie is a still a movie that should be made, not with me obviously, but it should be an R-rated movie-heck, DEADPOOL was R-rated and that did great. GHOST RIDER was designed to be a scary superhero with an R-rating and edge and they just didn't have it worked out back then.

What do you think of an R-rated version of GHOST RIDER? Do you think some blood and gore will make the movies watchable? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!


Years ago, motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) sold his soul to save the life of a loved one. Now, he transforms into a fiery, avenging agent of justice at night wherever evil roams. As the only one who can walk in both worlds, Johnny is charged by Mephistopheles (Donal Logue) himself to destroy Blackheart (Wes Bentley), a demon that wants to overthrow Mephistopheles and create a worse hell than the one that currently exists.

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Source: JoBlo

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