Not a reboot, but a “darker” sequel
“It’s not exactly a reboot,” he says. “I hate to say it’s more realistic, because he’s got a flaming skull for a head, but it’s a bit more stripped down and darker. It’s definitely changing tone. What ‘Casino Royale’ was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to ‘Ghost Rider.'”
“This story picks up eight years after the first film,” Goyer continues. “You don’t have to have seen the first film. It doesn’t contradict anything that happened in the first film, but we’re pretending that our audience hasn’t seen the first film. It’s as if you took that same character where things ended in the first film and then picked it up eight years laterâhe’s just in a much darker, existential place.”
Shooting is expected to begin sometime next year with Nicolas Cage still attached to reprise the role of Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider.
The second installment will be produced by Avi Arad, Michael De Luca and Steven Paul, with Gary Foster serving as executive producer. More when we hear it!