Ghost Rider 2 Details Reveal a Depressing Lack of Eva Mendesness

Mark Steven Johnson’s first “Ghost Rider” is one of those movies that I don’t really mind. It wasn’t great, but you know, it was watchable. And anyways, my five-year old nephew seemed to like it just fine, but then again, he tends to like things starring dudes with flaming skulls. Since the film was a hit (albeit a moderate one), a sequel is, of course, inevitable. The boys at Collider got around to talking with the film’s producer Mike De Luca about the sequel, and here are the highlights, helpfully put into bullet point format for your easy reading pleasure.

– Mark Steven Johnson is not directing the sequel

– Eva Mendes will not return as Roxanne Simpson

– Ghost Rider 2 (or Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance) will be a hard PG-13

– The film is going to take place in Europe

– De Luca is open to David Goyer directing the sequel but it all comes down to his very busy schedule

– Says the sequel will be like “pushing the reset button” on the franchise

– As you might expect from the success of Avatar, Ghost Rider 2 might be done in 3D

– Says Goyer has just delivered his updated outline to the studio

– And says Ghost Rider 2 could be in front of the cameras this year

Great, another movie that’s going to force me to wear uncomfortable plastic 3D glasses for two hours. God, please, let this 3D insanity end.

By the way, no Eva Mendes? That’s gonna suck.

Eva Mendes in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) Movie Image



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  • Grimtooth

    Ghost Rider sucked. Nick Cage sucked. Eva has great um ass-ets, but she cant act and added nothing to the movie so it doesnt matter if she returns or not.

    If they reinvent it and make a real movie – cmon famling horses, burnt turtles, jelly beans, Emo villains???? Need I go on?

    The only redeeming quality was Easy Rider playing the Devil and he should be the only thing to return.

    Maybe we’ll get lucky and theyll do to Ghost Rider what the Incredible Hulk did the the Hulk (which sucked even worse than GR). The reinvention was awesome and gave the fans a great Hulk movie. Maybe, just maybe we can get lucky with a completely different take on Ghost Rider. I agree – there is no need for 3D and to be honest, it should be Rated R for full demonic effect.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Definitely needs to be an R for violence, gore, and demonic stuff yes. I didn’t mind Cage’s Eivel Knevel meets Elvis thing, but he was pretty annoying in it otherwise. I think I liked him until he became Ghost Rider (that transformation was horrible. WHat was he swinging at?) Incredible Hulk was leaps and bounds (pun intended) above the original film. The best thing for them to do is look at the current comics to see where they should take the chracter.

      • ulik

        A good combination of BLADE 1 and CONSTANTINE would work well.

    • Third Voice

      I fully agree. Ghostrider sucked and was so far away from the comic story line that any fan should of thrown up upon viewing. I have read many of the old black and white Ghost rider comics and they would of worked so well on screen. Eva Mendes is too hot to be taken seriously and the movie needs to be dark!

  • Grimtooth

    Ghost Rider sucked. Nick Cage sucked. Eva has great um ass-ets, but she cant act and added nothing to the movie so it doesnt matter if she returns or not.

    If they reinvent it and make a real movie – cmon famling horses, burnt turtles, jelly beans, Emo villains???? Need I go on?

    The only redeeming quality was Easy Rider playing the Devil and he should be the only thing to return.

    Maybe we’ll get lucky and theyll do to Ghost Rider what the Incredible Hulk did the the Hulk (which sucked even worse than GR). The reinvention was awesome and gave the fans a great Hulk movie. Maybe, just maybe we can get lucky with a completely different take on Ghost Rider. I agree – there is no need for 3D and to be honest, it should be Rated R for full demonic effect.

    • Dedpool

      Definitely needs to be an R for violence, gore, and demonic stuff yes. I didn’t mind Cage’s Eivel Knevel meets Elvis thing, but he was pretty annoying in it otherwise. I think I liked him until he became Ghost Rider (that transformation was horrible. WHat was he swinging at?) Incredible Hulk was leaps and bounds (pun intended) above the original film. The best thing for them to do is look at the current comics to see where they should take the chracter.

      • ulik

        A good combination of BLADE 1 and CONSTANTINE would work well.

    • Third Voice

      I fully agree. Ghostrider sucked and was so far away from the comic story line that any fan should of thrown up upon viewing. I have read many of the old black and white Ghost rider comics and they would of worked so well on screen. Eva Mendes is too hot to be taken seriously and the movie needs to be dark!