New ‘Spirit of Vengeance’ Featurette & ‘Ghost Rider 3′ Talk

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The return of demonically-cursed Nicolas Cage is upon us, as Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hits theaters later this week. Sony has gone all-out marketing the comic book movie sequel, having released TV spots and clips aplenty, in the hopes that fans will not only shell out cash to see this flick on the big screen – but also, turn out in large enough numbers for the studio to justify greenlighting Ghost Rider 3 in the near future.

We have yet another Spirit of Vengeance featurette (complete with not-yet-glimpsed footage) available for viewing today, along with confirmation from directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor that there’s already been serious discussion about them (and Cage) returning for GR 3.

Spirit of Vengeance picks up with Cage as ex-stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze several years after the first Ghost Rider film. Blaze has yet to rid himself of the curse which transforms him into the devil’s bounty hunter when he’s approached by a mysterious monk (Idris Elba), who offers him a simple deal: Protect a young boy (Fergus Riordan) and his mother (Violante Placido) from Satan himself (Ciarán Hinds) and Blaze will rid himself of his Rider abilities forever.

For more about the grittier tone and style of the sequel, check out the Spirit of Vengeance featurette below:



Ghost Rider 3 with Nicolas Cage already on the way?

While we here at Screen Rant have previously speculated about how Riordan’s Spirit of Vengeance character (Danny Ketch) could set the stage for a Ghost Rider 3 that doesn’t feature Johnny Blaze, a new Playlist interview with Neveldine and Taylor (who say that Cage is “very pumped” about working on a GR threequel) seems to suggest there won’t be any passing-the-torch between Riders going on in Spirit of Vengeance after all.

Cage does appear to be portraying a more world-weary and tortured version of Blaze in Spirit of Vengeance – unlike his hammier take on the character in the first Ghost Rider flick – so perhaps the actor’s detractors will be more open to the idea of Cage starring in GR3 after they see his version of a “grounded” Blaze in the second installment.

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Could Nicolas Cage ride again in 'Ghost Rider 3'?

While Neveldine and Taylor have informed The Playlist that talks about a third Ghost Rider flick (with them at the helm) have already commenced, the pair also made it clear that the box office returns for Spirit of Vengeance will definitely determine whether they’ll be brought back for a third round. However, considering that the duo delivered a sequel that both ups the action quotient significantly and costs $35 million less than the original GR movie, things seem to working in their favor right now.

Early buzz for Spirit of Vengeance is pretty mediocre, but that won’t matter if Neveldine and Taylor’s comic book adaptation strikes the right chord with ticket buyers in the mood for some stylistically-electrified mindless movie action. So, expect to hear more about progress on Ghost Rider 3 either heating up or grinding to a halt, during the forthcoming weeks.


Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hits 2D and 3D theaters in the U.S. on February 17th, 2012.

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  1. I don’t care what people thought of the first one. This one looks awesome!

    • Hello do you know when coming a new movie abaut ghost rider 3 please answer to me :) !

  2. he becomes blue at some point, and i like that. btw it doesent look that bad.

  3. So far I wanna see it and so far the trailers amp it up alot.

  4. I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!

  5. I agree with the general consensus. This looks so much better than part 1. I see some sick action scenes! I will be there to see this this week!

  6. never my favorite superhero movie.

    definatley an “I saw it on the plane, it wasn’t bad” type movie for me.

  7. This looks totally BA, way better than the 1st, although I did like the bike from the 1st one better

  8. The first ghost rider was a complete joke and one of the worst flick ever don’t know how they’ll turn around this one If they wanted to reboot the ghost rider they should of thought about going with anther actor then Nicolas Cage.

  9. I hate how everyone is now like I wanna see it now because of this. Pssh, I’ve wanted to see this before I even saw the first picture.

  10. rider looks like he is toying with people he kills in the first one he was 2d character with donald duck’s voice.

  11. I may watch Ghost Rider this Saturday if I have nothing better to do. But does anyone remember when filmmakers thought about sequels AFTER the movie was released? I miss those days.

  12. I am so pumped for this. I’m going on the midnight premiere and I am totally for a third Ghost Rider movie.

  13. I enjoy the first ghostrider movies and i hope to see second ghostrider movies and i hope to see three ghostrider movies will come in the future.

  14. In the Ghostrider 3 movie, I want Jhonny Blaze to have a lot of guns and more villains in the movie. Also, they need to make more action figure toys for the movies.

  15. rencarna en el espiritu de justicia con llamas azules a lo ultimo de la pelicula, seria bueno que hagan una tercera con ese aspecto de llamas azules :D y que sea nicolas cage ya que creo que otro no podria hacer ese papel, que hagan la tercerca con el espritu de justicia y terminar la saga espectacularmente. :)

  16. I am waiting for ghost rider 3…my favourate movie

  17. I hope there is a GR3 because that would be BA. I loved the first one and the 2nd one was cool, i liked how they made the spirit more evil like and more uncontrollable, it was like Blaze had no control when he was the rider. the head going back and forth in rider form was kinda weird tho. If they do make a GR3 I hope they make it blue flame like at the end of 2, that would be BA

  18. I real want see part 3 big fans comic

  19. Enough with all this number two sh*t I want to know when number three comes out