Nicholas Cage's Dual Role In Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance Revealed
Earlier on a Tweet suggested Nicholas Cage may be playing both the hero and villain in the upcoming Ghost Rider sequel. Now co-director Brian Taylor clears things up..
The tweet(check out the original article here) which caused some confusion read..
"The dual role of blaze/zarathos will be a nic cage classic"
So Collider went to Taylor to find out what was going on. Cage will indeed be playing two roles, but not the hero and villain as was previoualy thought. He will be playing both Johhny Blaze and Ghost Rider. Confused? Read on..
According to Taylor..
"Zarathos is the spirit of vengeance that inhabits john blaze when he becomes ghost rider. unlike the 1st movie, where the rider was stiffly acted out by a various stunt guys, nic will be playing all the ghost rider stuff himself – and we are creating a whole physical language for the demon that is different from the human blaze."
So Cage will get to do his thing(which generally people either love or hate) much more this time around. I like Cage, I think his particular style of acting can be very effective if its channelled properly(Bad Lieutenant) but disastrous when it isn't (The first Ghost Rider imo). Crank duo Taylor and Mark Neveldine have proved they can handle action(albeit completely over the top action), so lets hope they can reign in The Cage a bit while they are at it!
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance hits theatres February 17, 2012.
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