Johnny Whitworth is Playing Blackout in Ghost Rider 2

Actor Johnny Whitworth has told AMC while out promoting his film “Limitless” with Bradley Cooper that he’s playing Blackout in the new Nicholas Cage “Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance” movie. Apparently Whitworth has already shot the film (which took 4 months, he says), and is now back in the States.

According to Whitworth, his character is a human villain for the majority of the movie, but is eventually turned into the supernatural creature Blackout by the Devil (Ciarán Hinds) in order to take on Ghost Rider (Cage). The film will co-star Violante Placido as the female lead, whose son is being pursued by the Devil, with Idris Elba as a warrior monk who assists the hero with the flaming skull.

In the video below, skip to the 4:15 mark to hear Whitworth talk “Ghost Rider 2″:

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  • Dedpool

    Not bad for a reboot villain. I’m sure they’ll tweak him a bit but he was a mian GR baddie in the 90′s.

    • Juggernaut

      Is this a reboot or a full on sequel??? Either way I’m glad they’re incorporating Blackout. Matt Frewer has always been in my mind to play him though. He is a cool villain and one of the clear choices after Mephisto and Blackheart being in the first film. I like that actor too. He was in a few movies in the late 90′s and then fell off of the face of the planet! Lol. The only other villain that they might have gone with was Zarathos or Deathwatch. I really hope that this movie is cool. I also want to see them introduce the Dan Ketch character as the new GR and transition Blaze into the shotgun toting, duster wearing, ponytail clad badd ass he was in the later comics of the 90′s.