First Details of the Ghost Rider 2 Script

Published 6 years ago by , Updated September 12th, 2013 at 2:17 pm,

We recently reported that Columbia Pictures is moving forward with Ghost Rider 2 (much to my chagrin). In that post, we also told you that the studio was tapping David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) to write the story for Ghost Rider 2, based on a script he wrote for the character nine years ago, which never made it into theaters.

Now comes word that Goyer WILL be writing (and producing) Ghost Rider 2, and Collider recently interviewed the man himself and got some details on what his nearly decade-old script was all about. Of course, there are copies and reviews of that script still floating around online (check IGN), but nine years is a long time, so a current update is more than welcome.

Word around the ‘Net is that Goyer’s Ghost Rider script focused on the satanic hero going up against a demon biker gang who seek to resurrect the demon lord Zarathos. In past incarnations of the Ghost Rider comic book, Zarathos was actually the demon entity who joined with Johnny Blaze (Nic Cage) to create the Ghost Rider. Not sure how closely Goyer’s “polished” script for Ghost Rider 2 will follow the synopsis I just gave, or how the film will treat the Johnny Blaze/Zarathos relationship. Still sounds better than the first film.

Here is what Goyer had to say to Collider

[NOTE: the show Goyer refers to at the start is FlashForward, which he co-created]:

Personally, I’m somewhat relieved that Goyer is handling the script for Ghost Rider 2 . So long as they push that PG-13 boundary far enough to bring a little more darkness and menace into the film, I think that the sequel will have the potential to¬† outshine the original.

No confirmation yet that Nic Cage will be returning for Ghost Rider 2, who will be directing or when it will be released. As always, we’ll keep you posted.

Source: Slash Film, Collider, IGN

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  1. I don’t mind admitting that I only saw the first film for Eva Mendes. Sam Elliot elevated the coolness factor of the film, though.

  2. Hope these guys dont mess around this time. Haha!

  3. did you all notice in the first film the rider defeats most of his enemies primarily by standing still. the dude didnt move hardly at all.

    if he even does a small bit of runing, ill see it as an improvment

  4. Loved the first film, bring on the sequel,,,!

  5. The script must have been bad back then for the studio not to go with it. I hope it gets a complete re write

  6. do i have a face yet?

  7. I hope this film is at least decent, unlike the first film.

  8. I am among the few who sort of enjoyed the first film.

    I love how everyone refers to him as the writer of Batman Begins like he is god when he was part of a team on that movie and also wrote a couple of fairly bad films that no one mentions.

  9. @ Daniel F

    I’m not CERTAIN, but I am pretty sure that anybody who professes to like Ghost Rider shouldn’t throw stones at ANYTHING.

  10. I thought Screen Rant said Nic Cage WAS returning. Now you guys are saying it hasn’t been confirmed. Am I mistaken

  11. @Robby

    It was said at the start of the year that Columbia was moving forward with GR2 and Cage was returning. So far we have confirmation of the first part. So just trying to Cover our rears.

  12. ilove ghostrider