Ghost Rider (2007)

Mephistopheles (Peter Fonda!) owns the soul of Johnny Blaze, who gave it willingly to cure his father’s cancer. Of course, his dad dies the very next day in a stunt. Blaze becomes a famous stunt rider but the devil still owns his soul, no matter what he does. However — the illegitimate son of Satan named Blackheart and his quest for a thousand corrupt souls my give the stuntman an escape.

Ghost Rider was a character that was big in the 70’s and 90’s for Marvel. This film comes from Mark Steven Johnson, who also created Daredevil (and wrote the two Grumpy Old Men films).

I really like the casting of this film, with Wes Bentley as Blackheart, Eva Mendes as Johnny’s lost love Roxanne, Sam Elliot as a past Ghost Rider who is now the Caretaker, Donal Logue has a nice small role and even a young Rebel Wilson shows up.

Nicholas Cage is, of course, perfect for the role. He already had a Ghost Rider tattoo before the movie even started, as he’s such a comic book fan. After all, he took his stage name from Luke Cage and named his son Kal-El after Superman.

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