“I don’t see this as a sequel at all,” he told us (Total Film). “I see this as Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance. The other movie was Ghost Rider. This movie is Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance.”
"Johnny Blaze is in a much different place in this movie,” explains Cage. “It’s a much edgier, almost cynical interpretation compared to the first Ghost Rider. Because in that movie, Johnny was trying to keep everything at bay, to keep things from erupting.”Read more at Total Film
The impressive trailer for the new Ghost Rider raised expectations from fans who wanted to see a more intense, edgier film than the first outing. I have to admit, from the looks of it, Spirit of Vengeance might actually kick some major ass this time around. The chase scenes almost have a Road Warrior vibe going on and the supporting cast that Cage has around him is top notch, including Thor's Idris Elba. Not only that, David S. Goyer wrote the screenplay, and he was involved in the writing of all three of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies.
Here's my last bit of Ghost Rider info to pass along today - there's some speculation that this movie will be sort of a passing of the torch - pun intended. We know that the plot involves Johnny Blaze (Cage) trying to save a boy named Danny Ketch from being sacrificed in some sort of Satanic ritual. Now, it just so happens that in the comic book source material, there was a second Ghost Rider after Blaze - and his name? Daniel Ketch. The film makers might have just used that name as an Easter egg for long-time fans or it might be a hint that the next Ghost Rider movie will begin a new chapter with a new Rider. For a detailed article on the whole Danny Ketch angle, checkout ScreenRant. While you're waiting for the flick to open next month, have a look at the trailer again and let me know what you think.