With his new movie coming up, Nicolas Cage has become the talk of the town. The trailer of Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent has got the fans excited to see the movie. And it has even reached the hearts of K-pop fans with Blackpink’s Kill This Love playing in the background. But the trailer has also started certain rumors about the actor’s other previous roles. One of them is Ghost Rider.
In his interview with ComicBook, the actor has talked about his interest in returning as Ghost Rider for MCU. Nicolas Cage played Ghost Rider in the 2007 movie of the same name. He reprised his role in the following film – Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Though both the movies were not canon by MCU, fans loved Cage’s adaptation of the comic book character.
Nicolas Cage comments on returning as Ghost Rider
In the interview, Cage was asked if he talked to Kevin Feige in relation to the character. The actor revealed, “That hasn’t happened, but what’s interesting is nobody asked me about going back to Ghost Rider. That was a question that came up, and they weren’t asking about Ghost Rider, they were asking ‘What do you think of the Marvel movies?’ And I gave my opinion about it.”
The interviewer then asked Nicolas Cage if he would love to play the character again to which he agreed that Ghost Rider is an amazing character. Also further added, “I mean, he’s a complicated character. It’s kind of like, how do you tell the story of Faust within the context of that universe? Because it’s a very philosophical character. I think it makes him special from other superheroes.”
Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider is the story of a stuntman, Johnny Blaze. He is a famous motorcycle stunt rider. He is tricked by the demon Mephistopheles into signing a deal. And becomes the next Ghost Rider and is assigned by the Demon to defeat his son, Blackheart. Nicolas Cage played the role and added a spark to the character. Fans also love Cage’s version of the Ghost Rider. In the first movie, he is seen defeating Blackheart, by being taken over by the Spirit of Vengeance. Later, in the sequel, he takes on the devil himself. He is hired by a secret sect of the church to save a ten-year-old boy from Roarke.
MCU has brought a different version of the character in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But MCU seems to be separating Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from the MCU canon. And based on the separation, the Spirit of Vengeance might still need an actor, and MCU can go for Nicolas Cage to play the role again.
Upcoming MCU projects in 2022
Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to launch a number of movies and series this year. The studio has recently dropped the first trailer of Ms. Marvel which will be released on June 8. Along with Moon Knight coming out on March 30. Other series coming out this year are She-Hulk, What If…? Season 2, and Secret Invasion. Also, MCU is about to release some movies this year. Including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 6, Thor: Love and Thunder on July 8, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on November 11. The fans are excited that Marvel has officially begun Phase Four of the franchise. And many of the Marvel comic characters are being introduced to live-action series and movies.