Nicolas Cage has been talking about a Ghost Rider sequel for over a year now (see an earlier story by Foy from 9/4/08) and nobody paid him much mind, but now the trades are getting into the act and throwing around David Goyer’s name to boot.
According to Variety, Goyer [is] in early talks to create the story and supervise writers for a film expected to once again star Nicolas Cage. Former Marvel topper Avi Arad, Michael De Luca, and Steven Paul are producing, with Gary Foster as exec producer.
Through a spokesman, Goyer said he hadn’t signed on to a second Ghost Rider yet. But plans are already under way to base the sequel on a script written years ago by Goyer, whose superhero work includes hit screen transfers of DC’s Batman Begins and Marvel’s Blade franchise. The original Ghost Rider was scripted by director Mark Steven Johnson.
This is, of course, a by-product of Disney’s acquisition of Marvel, which has caused a flurry of activity with Marvel characters at Sony, Fox, Universal, and Paramount. The movement is necessary for those studios to retain rights to their respective Marvel superheroes. If the properties languish, the rights can be reclaimed by Marvel Entertainment.
We’ll be keeping an eye on how things progress. Here at Dread Central, we never miss an opportunity to bring you guys the latest updates on Cage’s hair and CG abs!
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