When Bryan Singer’s X-Males revitalized the comedian e-book style a number of years after many individuals thought Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin had killed it perpetually, Hollywood went on a decade-long rampage the place nearly each recognizable character underneath the solar was given the massive display therapy. Admittedly, a number of of those blockbusters went on to launch profitable franchises, however lots of them shortly discovered themselves on the scrapheap.
One title that did first rate enterprise on the field workplace, although, was 2007’s Ghost Rider, which earned virtually $230 million regardless of not being an excellent film. Star and famous comedian e-book fan Nicolas Cage was clearly invested within the mission, and even needed to have his tattoo of Johnny Blaze lined by the make-up workforce, nevertheless it by no means got here near maximizing the potential of getting an actor like Cage play a bike driving antihero with their cranium on fireplace.
It additionally didn’t assist that director Mark Steven Johnson appeared to have realized completely nothing from Daredevil, and as soon as once more crafted a painfully uninteresting and in the end mediocre superhero film with an A-list star bringing little or no to the lead function. Ghost Rider hasn’t even come near gaining a repute as a cult favourite over the past 13 years, which ought to inform you the whole lot it’s essential know, and is now principally forgotten about.
After all, the rights to the character first reverted again to Marvel Studios in 2013, however no one actually cared till rumors began making the rounds earlier this yr that Keanu Reeves was being eyed for the rebooted Ghost Rider. Till that will get confirmed, although, audiences must make do with Nicolas Cage‘s first outing and sequel Spirit of Vengeance, the previous of which is heading again to Netflix subsequent month, on October 1st.