While many, myself included, were let down with director Mark Steven Johnson’s “Ghost Rider” movie, the film made almost $240 million at the worldwide box office, almost doubling its production budget. So it’s no surprise Sony would want to make a sequel. Also, the superhero genre shows no signs of slowing down, and since Sony owns the rights to “Ghost Rider” as long as they keep making movies, it’s in their best interest to keep the franchise alive. And that’s what they’re going to do, as the studio is in early talks to have David Goyer create the story for the sequel and supervise whoever is going to actually write the script. More after the jump:
According to Variety, Nicolas Cage will once again be back as “Ghost Rider”, but that’s no surprise, as he’s a huge “Ghost Rider” fan and whenever he does press, he loves to talk about the character and a sequel.
But the big news from the story is “plans are already under way to base the sequel on a “Ghost Rider” script written years ago by Goyer.” If I remember correctly, Goyer had a completely different take on the character, and it was more adult and violent. So if he’s involved in the sequel, I’m beyond confident this is going to be a better film. Add to that, I’ve spoken with people involved in the first film and they know the movie didn’t meet fans expectations.
So what I’m saying is, I’m actually excited for a sequel, as long as it’s done right. Having a talented writer involved is the place to start. Obviously this movie is the very early stages of development, expect updates as we get them.