Actor talks about a possible sequel and National Treasure 2!

At a recent event at Hollywood Forever Cemetery for Sony's upcoming film Ghost Rider, we had a chance to sit down with the film's star Nicolas Cage and discuss a possible sequel to the film, as well as National Treasure 2.

In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze (Cage) sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson (Eva Mendes), the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a gogetting reporter, and also with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery Ghost Rider, a supernatural agent of vengeance and justice. Mephistopheles (Peter Fonda) charges Johnny with defeating the despicable Blackheart, Mephistopheles' nemesis and son, who plans to displace his father and create a new hell even more terrible than the old one.

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You mentioned if the story to Ghost Rider 2 was good you would consider doing a sequel? Do you have any idea where you see that going?

Nicolas Cage: Well, I think, there's a line in the movie somewhere where Johnny Blaze says to the police force that he really admires the job that they do, and that when he finishes his stunt cycle career, he intends to apply his skills as a motorcycle policeman. So I could see Johnny Blaze as a superbike cop.

You have a lot projects that you're attached too, can you clarify where some of them stand?

Nicolas Cage: I don't know exactly what the next film will be but it's looking like National Treasure 2. It's being written as we speak. The hope is that it's going to be happening. It deals with Abraham Lincoln and Confederate gold; the assassination. It's interesting stuff. What I like about the National Treasure potential as a series, is that it deals with history, and it's also entertaining. That's always a good thing. There are worse things to do than to stimulate young people's minds about history as you're entertaining them.

Everyone's still attached from the first film?

Nicolas Cage: Yeah.

What about Sean Bean?

Nicolas Cage: I'm not sure how it's going to work just yet.

Ghost Rider opens February 16, 2007 from Columbia Pictures.

Evan Jacobs