While promoting his new film, Drive Angry, Nicolas Cage dropped an interesting plot detail about the currently-in-production Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. The actor told Fearnet that the film offers him the chance to play the Ghost Rider demon separate from Johnny Blaze.
"There’s an exorcism scene I just did where Johnny Blaze is being exorcized," says Cage, "And then I also play Ghost Rider, who’s the spirit of Zarathos, who’s a corrupted angel. So it’s like completely different entities. The movie is not like anything I’ve done before."
The sequel, which is now in production, is being shot in 3D for a February 17, 2012 release. In addition to cage, it stars Ciaran Hinds, Violante Placido, Idris Elba and Johnny Whitworth and features the writing and directing team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor.