Marvel confirms it has reclaimed the film rights to Ghost Rider, but studio President Kevin Feige appears in no hurry to move quickly on the Spirit of Vengeance or the recently returned Daredevil: “They all have potential, but we’re not going to say, ‘We got it back — make it!”
Here’s the good news: Sony has greenlit the second Ghost Rider movie, and Nic Cage will be back as Johnny Blaze. Here’s the potentially bad: The movie’s budget may have been slashed almost in half in order to make it happen.
Don’t be surprised if you see the guardian of Asgard’s rainbow bridge show up in the follow-up to 2007’s Ghost Rider movie – but it doesn’t mean that the movie ties in with Marvel’s Avengers continuity… Just that actor Idris Elba has an active agent.
Faced with a ticking clock on the rights to the Ghost Rider franchise, Columbia may be forced to make a sequel without Nicolas Cage.