The first Ghost Rider movie from 2007 was poorly received by critics and audiences, most of this is due to it being a terrible movie. Somehow Columbia Pictures was convinced to make another one – apparently, it did quite well worldwide but still.
There have been some significant changes behind the scenes for the newest Ghost Rider film, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. For one, they replaced the original director and writer (Mark Steven Johnson) with Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor the guys who made the Crank movies. Comics fans should be a little excited as David S. Goyer (Batman Begins) was one of the screenwriters for the new film. Inherently, this one should be better just from go.
In Ghost Rider 2 they go after the “a child is the antichrist” angle. It’s nothing new but it could work considering the character. Nic Cage returns as Johnny Blaze and he is forced to help save the young child from becoming the antichrist while also battling his demonic curse.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will be out in theaters on February 17, 2012.