Johnson Talks Ghost Rider Sequel Ideas

In an interview for the upcoming DVD release of “Ghost Rider,” Director Mark Steven Johnson talked to IGN Movies about a potential sequel to the superhero flick.

Are they doing one and would he be involved? “We’re talking about it, yeah, talking about it… I don’t know what I’m going to do, to be honest. After Daredevil and this … it takes so long, these movies. I really want something different, and the pressure of the fan community is always so great.”

So what would he do instead? “I would like to do something more comedy-based, go back to my roots like the Grumpy Old Men movies and do something with effects. I love effects; I love working with them. So I don’t know about for myself, if that’s in the cards for me.”

What about potential villains? “In my first script it was Scarecrow who was the villain, but then I heard that they were going to put him in the Batman movie. But now having seen it, he wasn’t really in it that much. And the Marvel Scarecrow is really pretty cool, so I think he’d be an excellent villain. I also think there’s a character named Blackout that could be interesting, [and] there’s Vengeance from the later comics.”

Finally, he hopes for more action – “I think one of my regrets for this movie [was that] Ghost Rider got so expensive himself, [so] it kind of cut away from some of the action… so for the second one, now that that’s all built, that will bring the cost down on Ghost Rider and you can put more money into the fights, into the creatures. I mean, you’d like to see hell unleashed.”