Could 'Ghost Rider 2' Be Officially In The Works?

'Ghost Rider'It's been quite a while since we've heard any scuttlebutt from the "Ghost Rider" sequel camp -- in fact, last we heard was way back in September of '08, when Nicolas Cage said he'd be up for "Ghost Rider 2" and that he was in talks with Columbia Pictures about potential storylines. However, his "Ghost Rider" co-star Eva Mendes seemed to have no desire to return for a sequel.

If a recent report on is to be trusted, though, it looks like Marvel fans will have yet another feature film to look forward to in the coming years. According to the post, Columbia Pictures is officially reaching out to possible screenwriters, and Nicolas Cage has signed on to reprise his role as Johnny Blaze (a.k.a. The Ghost Rider).

Regular Splash Page readers know to take these reports with their Rumor Vision Goggles on, since there's no official word from Columbia or Cage's representatives, not to mention the fact that the first "Ghost Rider" film was critically panned and barely made a profit. Yet, given its relatively strong DVD sales and licensing possibilities, that may be reason enough to revisit the franchise. Stay tuned for further developments.

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