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.