nicolas cage ghost rider Potential Ghost Rider 2 Spoiler: Johnny Blazes Powers

The latest crazy Nic Cage vehicle, Drive Angry 3D (pun intended) hits theaters tomorrow, and the ever-busy star took a break from filming Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance overseas in Eastern Europe to chat with reporters about his newest film.

Cage reiterated his previous claims that Ghost Rider 2 will be a whole different experience from the first film, and dropped a potential SPOILER about how things will become increasingly difficult for Johnny Blaze this second time around.

With Crank filmmaking duo Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor holding the directorial reigns on Spirit of Vengeance, it’s not been surprising to hear Cage reveal that the pair have been “doing things with the camera that are just brand new… [and] quite shocking and quite risky.”

While talking with Fearnet, Cage once again emphasized that:

“[‘Ghost Rider 2′] is not like anything I’ve done before. It’s completely original. I think it’s a really high adrenaline ride. And I think you’ll see things in it that are mysterious as well.”

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One specific tidbit that Cage dropped about the plot for Spirit of Vengeance was that it’ll involve Johnny Blaze (Cage) actually lose his super powers for a period of time. According to the actor:

“There’s an exorcism scene I just did where Johnny Blaze is being exorcized. And then I also play Ghost Rider, who’s the spirit of Zarathos, who’s a corrupted angel.”

While the loss of one’s super power abilities is a plot twist that’s cropped up in many a comic book story before, it can often be quite an effective turn of events. Testing Johnny’s willpower and allowing him to rise to the occasion as a regular human could allow the man to demonstrate more depth of character – and be all the more engaging when he’s not just pulling off that whole flaming skull trick of his.

ghost rider 2 nicolas cage Potential Ghost Rider 2 Spoiler: Johnny Blazes Powers

Having Peter Parker lose his web-slinging abilities in the second chapter of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy worked well enough, and the fact that Spirit of Vengeance will take its lead character down a similar path seems like a good idea. If nothing else, it suggests that the sequel may actually have some substance to go along with all the visual flair and thrills that the Crank directors will surely deliver.

David Goyer’s script for the second Ghost Rider pic follows a more mature and lonesome Blaze as he attempts to protect a mother and child from a demon known as Roarke. Presumably the exorcism that Cage mentioned occurs at an inopportune time in the film, and will only make it all the more difficult for Blaze to carry out his noble-minded mission.

Plus, this event will allow Cage the chance to play a malevolent supernatural entity onscreen – and let’s be honest, it’ll probably be a gas watching him go all-out crazy with that character.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is still in the midst of principal photography overseas and won’t reach theaters until February 17th, 2012. We’ll keep you posted on its development in the meantime.

Source: Fearnet (via Super Hero Hype)