Go figure, apparently Nicholas Cage’s “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” is pretty popular with the kids out there. Or at least, they’re either torn between liking the first movie and waiting anxiously for the sequel, or hating the first movie so much, they’re anxious to see how it’s improved the second time around. Personally, I thought the first movie was just goofy fun, and Cage played it perfectly in his usual goofy sort of way. Anyways, here are your first looks at the upcoming sequel via some magazine scans, including Cage as Johnny Blaze, who is now hiding out in Europe, the Ghost Rider himself, and Idris Elba trying to catch up, one presumes, with the flaming one on his own motorcycle with a slung machinegun. Good luck there, Idris! The guy is powered by hellfire, after all.
The film 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 (Ciaran Hinds), who wants to take over his mortal son’s body on the kid’s birthday.
“Spirit of Vengeance” is directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor of “Crank” fame, and stars Cage, Elba, along with Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Lambert, Johnny Whitworth, and Violante Placido.
Vengeance burns February 17, 2012.