Monday, April 26, 2010

Now someone else will have to light Nic Cage on fire

Vulture says that we may have a Nicholas Cage-less Ghost Rider sequel, which comes as a huge disappointment to Nicholas Cage. Scheduling conflicts, that dreaded boogeyman that claims at least 2 good projects and 100 bad ones every year, may prevent Cage from once more lighting his skull on fire. Cage must do National Treasure 3, because there's still too much hope and light in the world, so that means he can't do Ghost Rider 2, and Sony HAS to make the movie before November, when the rights would revert back to Marvel if they're not in production. The good news is, there's no shortage of people that I would love to see with the skin from their head removed and their skull lit on fire. Then again, I'm guessing we're not going to be hearing "Glenn Beck is Ghost Rider" anytime soon. Plus, I'm told they use some kind of wussy special effect to make that happen, which is total crap. The script for the film is done, and supposedly is not some kind of remake, which is fine because the 3 people who care about Ghost Rider as a character already know his schtick. Look, it's going to bomb. If it were me, I would let the rights expire. You pretty much know that there's a tight ceiling on how much this can make, and without your star (however weird he may be), you know you aren't even reaching that. Not every property from comic books is gold; Ghost Rider is lame and you can walk away any time. This message brought to you by a comic nerd who has actually read a "Ghost Rider" comic and lived to tell the tale.

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Blogger Aaron D said...

Somehow I think we should get to vote as a society on whether we want National Treasure 3 or Ghost Ride 2. I know this sounds a little Sophie's Choice esc but gosh darn it were Americans we deserve this freedom!

April 26, 2010  
Blogger Ryan said...

We could, at the very least, combine the two. A flame-headed Nic Cage goes spelunking for a treasure hidden within George Washington's underwear drawer, and in order to get it, he'll have to convince the devil to kidnap the secretary of state. Nobody steal this idea, I have to go copyright it.

April 26, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Course, someone DID light Nic on fire in kick-ass, so, we did get that.

May 02, 2010  

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