Ghost Rider 3: Nicolas Cage is “done with the part”

Nicolas Cage won’t be in Ghost Rider 3 but “a female Ghost Rider would be interesting”

2011's Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance
2011’s Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance

Speaking to MTV News, Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance star Nicholas Cage said he was done with the Marvel comics franchise.

“I think the ship has sailed on that one,” said Cage, but added that Ghost Rider 3 could happen and “it would be interesting if they did it with a female Ghost Rider.”

In the comics, Alejandra, took on the power of the Ghost Rider as part of the largely rubbish 2011 Fear Itself crossover, and embarked on a mission to brutally remove the Earth of sin, before original Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze return and siphoned off much of her power.

Now Alejandra is being taught by Blaze how to use her powers more responsibly, but if this storyline was to make its way to the big screen it might be without Cage passing on the hellfire torch.

“Personally, I’m done,” Cage added. “I’ve done what I had to do with that part. You never say never, but right now, today, I would say that I’m done.”

Despite the poor reviews, the actor is adamant that the Ghost Rider movies were a success.

“Contrary to whatever the perception is, that was an enormously successful movie,” said Cage. “We made it for, like, $47 or $48 million dollars, and it approached $200 million. I view that as a success.

“I think people need to know we did that on a shoestring budget. When you look at it that way you see the enormous talent of [Crank directors] Mark Neveldine and Bryan Taylor, that they were able to accomplish that.”

Pick up Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance on DVD for £5 or Blu-ray for £8 from Amazon.co.uk