By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures, Variety
Though the first Ghost Rider was agreeable "meh," that isn't stopping Columbia Pictures from trying again with a sequel. The studio is already talking to David Goyer hoping to convince him to create the story and supervise whatever writing team that is given the responsibility of drafting up a screenplay. Yes, Nicolas Cage should be back also.
Columbia Pictures Revs Up Ghost Rider Sequel
Though talks have begun, David Goyer is sure to remind us that he hasn't signed anything just yet. Not that is an issue for Columbia, as they do already have a script written years ago by Goyer. Wait - They didn't use that one for the first installment? No, as it was director Mark Steven Johnson's script that got the green light.
Since Disney acquired the Marvel library for $4 billion, all the studios have begun to crank up their still-owned Marvel properties. Everybody, that is, except for Disney. Fox is not only rebooting the Fantastic Four franchise, eesh, but they are quickly working on a Wolverine sequel and (hopefully) many other X-Men spinoffs. The studio is even hoping to take another crack at Daredevil while possibly giving Silver Surfer his own movie. Sony has been sticking to what they know, hiring scribe James Vanderbilt to write both the fifth and sixth installment of Spider-Man. Paramount's got a bunch of Marvel projects already in the works including Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America.
Why so much activity from all the other studios? Well, as part of their agreement with Marvel, the only way for the other studios to hold onto their Marvel superhero properties is to keep making movies. Marvel Entertainment has retained the right to reclaim them for inactivity.