It’s probably fair to say that Ghost Rider is considered to be one of the lesser Marvel movies, although I thought it was goofy fun, especially if you’re in the right mood. But the Mark Steven Johnson movie grossed over $200 million worldwide, and has done pretty well on home entertainment, so it’s hardly surprising to find that there has been talk of a sequel.But with Johnson busy returning to comedy with next year’s When In Rome, we hadn’t heard anything in a while. But Nicolas Cage – ol’ Johnny Blaze himself – has been talking to Coming Soon and mentioned that a Ghost Rider 2 could be in the offing after all.

“[I] had a nice meeting with the studio [Columbia, but he could mean Marvel] about 3 months ago, and we talked about going international with that character,” said Cage. “Taking him into Europe, having him go on a motorcycle tour through Europe, and he’s connected with the church, if you can believe that. So it sort of has elements to it that are very much in the zeitgeist, with “The Da Vinci Code” and things like that.”

You know, this could be fun. Ghost Rider suffered from a lack of decent villains, but Cage was enormous fun as Johnny Blaze and the Rider itself was a very cool character. And Marvel has a lovely habit of making sequels – not threequels, mind – that are better than the originals. So we’ll keep an eye on this one.


For more from Cage, check out Bangkok Dangerous in cinemas from this Friday, though how good that will be is very dubious, considering it hasn’t been press screened and had possibly one of the worst posters ever (see left image)