About a year ago, the rights to the comic book character Ghost Rider reverted back to Marvel; ever since, fans have been chomping at the bit for another remake of the story of Johnny Blaze, the stunt rider who made an ill-advised deal with the devil before becoming an enemy of evil. While most people think Nicholas Cage, who previously starred in 2 Ghost Rider films (in 2007 & 2012), did a fine job, but there’s another name fans feel would perfectly encapsulate the motorcycle-riding anti-hero—and the actor would love to oblige.
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Last June, AV Club asked The Walking Dead heartthrob Norman Reduce, a known motorcycle aficionado, if he’d be down to don the Hellfire helmet: “Hell yeah. It would be a blast. Do I get a skull face that’s on fire and all that stuff? Fuck yeah. I’m down.”
Last weekend, Gabriel Luna added his voice to the chorus of those jonesing for a Reedus-propelled revamp of the classic Ghost Rider. Luna plays a later iteration of Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes on Agents of SHIELD. At the Phoenix Comic Con, Luna even posed the idea of having Blaze and Reyes team up for twice the evil-busting brutality.
Luna seems keen on exploring more of Reyes’ connection with Blaze as Agents of SHIELD hinted the older man gifted Luna’s character his powers. The actor noted that Agents of SHIELD never named Blaze outright due to legal issues. Still, fans seem to have gotten the point.
Would you like to see a new Ghost Rider movie featuring Norman Reedus? Are you a fan of the Ghost Rider films that star Nicholas Cage? Would you like to see Ghost Rider join the ranks of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD? Let’s discuss in the Comments section! And check out the trailers and synopses for Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance below.
Official Synopsis: Years ago, motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) sold his soul to save the life of a loved one. Now, he transforms into a fiery, avenging agent of justice at night wherever evil roams. As the only one who can walk in both worlds, Johnny is charged by Mephistopheles (Donal Logue) himself to destroy Blackheart (Wes Bentley), a demon that wants to overthrow Mephistopheles and create a worse hell than the one that currently exists.
Official Synopsis: Now hiding out in Eastern Europe, Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) is still struggling with the curse of the Ghost Rider — the devil’s bounty hunter. Johnny meets a priest named Moreau (Idris Elba), who asks Johnny to find a boy named Danny (Fergus Riordan) and bring him back. But there’s a catch — Satan (Ciarán Hinds) is looking for the boy too, and has a personal stake in the matter. But if Johnny can find Danny first and save the boy’s soul, there’s a chance Johnny can save his own soul as well.