Date: 26th July 2011
Nicolas Cage is to play both the human and the supernatural side of Marvel superhero Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
The actor is to replace the CGI version of the supernatural character seen in the original, Superhero Hype reports.
"One of the things this movie gave me the chance to do, which I didn't get to do in the first one, is play Ghost Rider, which is interesting to me because it's all about how do you move if you're from a different dimension?" Cage told the site.
Cage admitted that he will base the paranormal character on a cobra.
"Directors Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine and I all got in a room and explored different movements and body language, referenced some animals - and cobra kept coming back to me," he said.
In February, the actor said that the script will bring out the more "supernatural" elements of the comic character.
Director Taylor has also claimed that the sequel is "completely different from its predecessor".
However, Eva Mendes revealed last year that she will not be reprising her role in the 2007 film as Cage's love interest Roxanne Simpson.
Source: Press Release