You know, for some reason, I like Nicolas Cage. No, he’s not a particularly good actor and he’s been involved in some terrible movies (see the awesomely bad Wicker Man remake for a great example), but I think he means well. Plus, he can wear the hell out of just about any hairpiece imaginable. So that’s something.
Among those Cage clunkers is Ghost Rider (2007), which took one of Marvel’s most visually striking—and badass—characters and made him pretty damn boring. Now, Variety reports, Columbia Pictures is revving its engines for a follow-up, with Cage once again playing the stuntman-turned-supernatural hero. While screenwriter David Goyer (Blade, Batman Begins) has yet to sign on to the project, the sequel is said to be based on a script he’d written years ago.
Call me crazy (as many of you do), but I think Sam Raimi would be the perfect director for a Ghost Rider movie if he wasn’t preoccupied with the Spider-Man franchise. A Marvel Team-Up film perhaps? Since Columbia owns the movie rights to both characters, it’s really not out of the question.