Don’t call it a sequel says Nicolas Cage, as Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is tonally – and action-wise – a very different film from the first Ghost Rider. Yes, Cage is back as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, but the 47 year old Oscar winner believes that’s just about all that remains the same from his first Ghost Rider outing.
Set for release on February 17, 2012, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was directed by the Crank filmmaking team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor and stars Cage, Idris Elba, Johnny Whitworth, and Ciaran Hinds. And in this first trailer from Columbia Pictures, we get the answer to that burning question every Ghost Rider fan has wanted to ask but never dared: How does Ghost Rider pee when he’s on fire?
The Plot: Johnny (Nicolas Cage) – still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter – is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciarán Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy – and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.