Fergus Riordan

SET VISIT: ‘Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance’

Johnny Blaze will ride again! Scheduled for release on February 17th is Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance, the long-awaited sequel to '2007s anti-superhero film Ghost Rider, which was based on the popular Marvel Comics character and starred Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage, and Eva Mendes. In the original film, Nicolas Cage plays Johnny Blaze, a stunt motorcyclist who sells his soul to the Devil and as a result, transforms into the flaming vigilante Ghost Rider. While the first movie was a financial success earning over $200 million at the box office, it was a critical disaster and failed to score with fans of the original source material. However, with only Nicolas Cage returning for the sequel from the original cast, and new directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank High Voltage) behind the lens, Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance promises to win back disenfranchised fans of the Marvel character and infuse the film with the appropriate dark tone and religious themes missing from its predecessor.

The new film takes place eight years after the original and features a Johnny Blaze who has accepted his place in the world as the Ghost Rider and is heavily drinking to compensate for his nightmarish dilemma. While traveling through Europe, Blaze meets an ancient league of monks that are trying to protect a young boy named Danny Ketch (Fergus Riordan) from his father, the Devil (Ciarán Hinds), who wants to take over the boy's body on his birthday. Marvel fans will recognize Danny Ketch as the future Ghost Rider, as he would eventually inherit the mantel from Blaze in the comics.

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