Its been a very long time when Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance released in the theaters. It is the sequel of the film Ghost Rider. So the die-hard fans of the Ghost Rider films are still expecting for a third part. There are asking if they will get a third movie or not. So keep reading to catch all the details on the third movie of Ghost Rider:
Is Ghost Rider 3 Happening?
Soon after the release of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, it was announced that a third film was happening. Even the directors of the second movie Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor said that they would produce a potential Ghost Rider 3, and a new director would possibly direct it. But sadly, the plans for a third film were canceled.
Then in 2013, the rights of Ghost Rider returned to Marvel Studios. They don’t discuss any plans for a third or reboot film of Ghost Rider. Nicholas Cage is also not interested in reprising his role for a third film. So now it looks like Ghost Rider 3 is not happening with Nicholas Cage in the main lead.
Why Ghost Rider 3 Canceled?
When Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was released, the movie received criticism from the critics for story, acting, and special effects. It was not much successful than the first movie. The 2007 Ghost Rider was very much successful, it received positive reviews and it was the highest-grossing film.
So that’s the main reason a third movie did not happen. Earlier Nicholas Cage said that an R-Rated Ghost Rider film should happen as the character deserved. Cage said his time is over for performing Ghost Rider.
About Ghost Rider Movie Franchise
Ghost Rider released back in 2007 that was directed by Mark Steven Johnson. The movie tells the back story of Johnny Blaze like how he becomes Ghost Rider. The movie grossed $228.7 million at the box office globally. Then its sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance released in 2011. The second movie features almost new cast members along with Nicholas Cage.
When the rights of the character come back to Marvel, they brought the character in the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Robbie Reyes incarnation of Ghost Rider was featured in the series.