Total Film interviewed Nicholas Cage the other day about his upcoming (not a) sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. In the Interview Cage explains this is not a sequel because the first film was Ghost Rider and this one is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. See the difference?
I’ll let Nic explain it himself:
“I don’t see this as a sequel at all,” he told us. “I see this as Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance. The other movie was Ghost Rider. This movie is Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance.
“Johnny Blaze is in a much different place in this movie. It’s a much edgier, almost cynical interpretation compared to the first Ghost Rider. Because in that movie, Johnny was trying to keep everything at bay, to keep things from erupting.
“I couldn’t get my head around how I was supposed to perceive something like that to be a hero, so I was automatically attracted to that complexity.
“It’s easy to love Superman, it’s easy to love Captain America, but it’s a challenge to love the Ghost Rider. As I got older that carried on into my dramatic work – I’m always looking for flawed characters who have a pathos and a kind of tragedy to them.”
Everything is crystal clear now, right?
Personally I found Superman and Captain America easier to love than Ghost Rider because they’re actually good movies.
Neveldine and Taylor, the guys who brought us the Crank films, are behind the mayhem this time, which doesn’t exactly inspire confidence for me. Also, Vengeance got a PG-13 rating. What’s up with that? I thought I remember the filmmakers saying this one would be an R?
Oh well, you can catch Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance in theatres February 17.
SOURCE: Total Film