Sony tried to make Ghost Rider work twice and both times were pretty disastrous for very different reasons. The first was a rather generic action-adventure, while the sequel upped the weirdness and ended up feeling pretty trashy as a result. Nicolas Cage starred in both of those movies and he's now revealed that he believes the best way to make the character work in live-action is with an R-Rating.
It sounds like that was actually the original plan for Ghost Rider and while the rights quietly reverted to Marvel Studios a while ago, the character has only been seen on television in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and it appears as if Kevin Feige has no plans to bring the fiery Spirit of Vengeance to the big screen.
"Y’know, Ghost Rider was a movie that always should’ve been an R-rated movie. David Goyer had a brilliant script, which I wanted to do with David and for whatever reason they just didn’t let us make the movie. But that movie is a still a movie that should be made, not with me obviously, but it should be an R-rated movie-heck, Deadpool was R-rated and that did great. Ghost Rider was designed to be a scary superhero with an R-rating and edge and they just didn’t have it worked out."
An R-Rated Ghost Rider movie would definitely be a lot of fun but is unlikely to happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe based on past experience. On the plus side, at least Cage has accepted he won't be coming back as Johnny Blaze! What do you guys think about these remarks? Sound off down below.