Nicolas Cage calls time on Ghost Rider
If there's a Ghost Rider 3, it's looking like it won't feature Nicolas Cage...
The commercial success of the first Ghost Rider movie, which saw Nicolas Cage take on the role of Johnny Blaze, didn't lead to a follow-up anywhere near as quickly as some would have expected. Thus, when last year's Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance was released five years on, it bore few ties to the original film, and it spluttered at the box office. Its $132m worldwide take wasn't bad, but it was a good deal less than the first Ghost Rider took.
That said, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance was also a much cheaper film to make, and as such, it didn't necessarily mark the end of the cinematic series. However, a new interview with Nicolas Cage suggests that he and Johnny Blaze are through.
Chatting to Collider, Cage said of a Ghost Rider 3 that "it's possible, but it won't be with me". He then added that "I’ve said what I have to say. I don’t want to say never…anything’s possible. But I doubt, highly, that I would be in a third installment of that".
That does beg the question as to whether a reboot is on the cards, with a new actor. If that's the case, then it's likely that Sony will wait a few years before pressing ahead with it. The full piece at Collider can be found here.
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