In an interview with MTV News last week, Nic Cage insisted that, not only were talks moving forward for “Ghost Rider 2,” but they had progressed to a point where both villains and locations were bandied about.
“It looks like it will take place in Europe and the character will work with the [Catholic] Church,” he said. “It’ll be a completely new experience.”
Cage is obviously enthusiastic - but is everybody?
“No, I think ‘Ghost Rider’ had its moment,” co-star Eva Mendes told MTV, more or less echoing statements she made last May. “I don't know about a sequel, but I don’t think it needs one.”
Now, it’s not only possible, but probable, that as the titular hero himself, the demon on wheels Johnny Blaze, Cage is privy to conversations about the future of the franchise that Mendes isn’t. And we don’t want to call BS on his statements – it’s obvious he’s had talks about reprising his role.
But then what to make of the fact that Mendes is out of the loop? Well, it could mean things are so nebulous she hasn’t even been contacted yet. Or it could mean she’s not wanted back.
So when and if they DO call – would she wanna hop back on that motorcycle?
“I think it was a great experience, and I was so proud of it. It was fun…but I think it’s done,” she said. “But look, hey, if it’s Nicolas Cage again - I'll do anything with him.”
What do you think “Ghost Rider” fans? Would you want Mendes back for another go-round? Or would you like to see the franchise go in a different direction? Sound off below.