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Could Nicolas Cage Return As Ghost Rider Amid Dr Strange 2 Rumors?

By Mabel Judith Andrady
March 11,2022

The character of Ghost Rider is one of those whose inclusion in the MCU seems inescapable. The character has been portrayed by veteran actor Nicolas Cage in two of his own films, and Johnny Blaze even appeared as a recurring character in Agents of Shield. The canonicity of AoS, on the other hand, is still up in the air.

In 2007, Cage made his film debut as the character in Ghost Rider, a Columbia Pictures production. Almost immediately following the decade’s turn in 2011, a sequel to Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was released.

The Ghost Rider star is no stranger to comic book adaptations, having appeared in Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2 as well as other works based on the medium. Ghost Rider’s connection to Midnight Sons, which Marvel Studios is rumored to be creating an on-screen version of, has sparked speculation about who would play the role on the big screen. In a new interview, the man in question addressed these rumors head-on.

Returning To The Role Of Ghost Rider

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ghost rider

While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about the possibility of reprising his role as Johnny Blaze in Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness, Ghost Rider star Nicolas Cage expressed his thoughts on whether or not he would consider returning to the comic book world.

“I’ve always thought [those] stories were really colorful and entertaining,” Nicolas Cage said when asked if he’d ever consider returning to the world of Ghost Rider or any other comic book film project.

According to the veteran Hollywood producer who spoke to the group of students, comic book movies are an important part of the entertainment industry because they “bring happiness to people.”

“These are hot topics, and I get it, because these are the types of things that become like wildfire on the internet. I’ve always admired the realm of the comic book and I’ve always thought stories were really colorful and entertaining and, frankly, kind of wholesome in a really positive way. I don’t know what the umbrage is with people that want to knock them. I certainly think there’s great value in that they’re bringing happiness to people.”

An Apparition Of Ghost Rider’s Former Self

Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider

The fact that Nicolas Cage has come out in support of the comic book movie industry is a good thing, but he doesn’t actually answer the question posed. A simple “yes” or “no” was all that was required of him when he was asked if he would be interested in coming back to Ghost Rider.

Instead of providing a straightforward answer, Cage devotes his entire response to praising the genre. This anti-answer has to make one pause and reflect.

This kind of word salad, particularly when it comes to a possible appearance in the MCU, is usually an indication that the star has an NDA around his or her nose and is concealing something.

As a matter of fact, this isn’t your average Hollywood starlet. On a good day, Nicolas Cage can be cryptic and meandering, so this could just be a case of the actor being himself.

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