Despite making over $200 million worldwide at the box office, not many people enjoyed Ghost Rider. The studio tried to shake things up with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and while it did have its moments, the film did even worse than its predecessor, scaring away most critics and only raking in $132 million worldwide. As of now, the fate of the series is up in the air.
So far, there has been no confirmation on whether there will be a Ghost Rider 3 but according to star Nicolas Cage, it is a possibility, he just won’t be involved in it. When asked by Collider if a third film is likely, Cage said that “it’s possible, but it won’t be with me. I’ve said what I have to say. I don’t want to say never…anything’s possible. But I doubt, highly, that I would be in a third installment of that.”
Cage’s sentiments aren’t really surprising as it’s understandable why he wouldn’t want anything to do with the series. Then again, I’m surprised that the actor would turn down a paycheque, he’s starred in some pretty terrible films over the past few years.
Either way, Cage or no Cage, I don’t think anyone particularly cares about Ghost Rider at this point, nor do I think a third film will spark any kind of flame with critics or audiences. This is one franchise that should probably be left alone, for now at least. That being said, this is Hollywood after all and if the studio sees any potential at all to make some quick profits with a third instalment, you can bet that they’ll go for it.
What do you make of this? Do you care that Cage won’t star in Ghost Rider 3? Do you even care if the film gets made at all? Lets us know in the comments below.