Nicolas Cage says Marvel Studios has yet to approach him to reprise his role as Johnny Blaze aka Ghost Rider.
Talk to ComicBook.com, Cage said he never spoke to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “That didn’t happen, but what’s interesting is that no one asked me to go back to ghost rider“Cage said. “It was a question that came up, and they weren’t asking about ghost rider, they asked ‘What do you think of the Marvel movies?’ And I gave my opinion on it.” Cage starred in the 2007 film ghost rider, return to the fiery hero in 2011 for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
When asked if he had any interest in reprising the role, Cage expressed a fondness for Johnny Blaze, explaining why he was so drawn to the role. “Ghost Rider is an amazing character,” Cage said. “I mean, he’s a complicated character. It’s kind of like, how do you tell the story of Faust in the context of this universe? Because he’s a very philosophical character. makes it special compared to other superheroes.” The actor hasn’t specifically indicated if he’d be interested in taking up the mantle for the MCU.
cages ghost rider movies tell the story of Johnny Blaze, a stunt motorcyclist who sells his soul to Mephistopheles to cure his father’s cancer. Johhny assumes the role of the Ghost Rider, a mythical warrior capable of inflicting severe pain and penance on the souls of villains. The original film debuted to mixed reception from fans and critics alike, but has become a cult classic among fans of Cage’s work. ghost rider was financially successful enough to merit a sequel, spirit of revengewhich received largely negative reviews.
While Cage’s potential future in the MCU remains unknown, the actor’s latest film, The unbearable weight of massive talent, is widely hailed as one of his best films to date. Cage plays himself alongside Pedro Pascal, a superfan who pays the Hollywood star an unimaginable amount of money just to attend his birthday party.
The unbearable weight of massive talent hits theaters April 22.
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