Nicolas Cage To Be Replaced in Ghost Rider 2?
04.26.10 by Ryan
Nicolas Cage has been talking about Ghost Rider 2 for over a year now, expressing that he hopes the sequel will be "intersting on a philosophical level" and "more of an international story." So while Cage's interest is clear, could he still be replaced for the sequel? If the sequel isn't made soon, Cage likely won't be playing the comic book hero.
New York Magazine reports that if Ghost Rider 2 isn't in production by November 14, that the rights to the franchise will revert to Marvel and its parent company, Disney. Producer Michael De Luca has said Ghost Rider 2 could start shooting this year from a script by David Goyer, but the report claims that Cage could be shooting a third National Treasure this fall, which would keep him from doing the sequel by their November deadline. Columbia has reportedly asked Marvel for an extension on the matter, but a more likely solution could be that Cage be replaced. Columbia is clearly nervous about losing the rights to Ghost Rider, considering the first movie earned the studio $228 million worldwide, a hefty payday considering that Spider-Man 4 has been canceled in lieu of a reboot that's planned for 2012.