Marvel Still Working on Ghost Rider 2, Daredevil, & Silver Surfer
by Alex Billington
September 23, 2009
An interesting update has hit Variety today regarding Marvel and specifically some of the upcoming comic book projects Fox has in the works - such as Ghost Rider 2. The article primarily mentions that Columbia Pictures has begun moving forward with the Ghost Rider sequel and brought on David Goyer to create the story and supervise writers (even though Goyer said "he hadn't signed on yet"). Goyer last directed The Unborn but is probably better known for writing the Blade trilogy as well as Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The plans are to apparently base the sequel on a Ghost Rider script that Goyer wrote years ago.
The article also includes a mention about other projects Fox has in the works, including: Fantastic Four with writer Michael Green and producer Akiva Goldsman, a Wolverine sequel and several X-Men spinoffs, and a new version of Daredevil and a Silver Surfer film that they're "quietly working" on. We've heard of all of these before, so none of them are new, but this is being reported as new confirmation that all of these projects still exist. For a while we thought the Silver Surfer movie was dead. And we also recently heard that Daredevil was being rebooted late last year. We've also heard about the Ghost Rider sequel before as well.
Speaking about the success of Blade back in the day, producer Avi Arad said: "The character was virtually unknown, didn't even have his own comic book, and had been part of Tombs of Dracula. It tells you what can happen if you unleash a library with the right creative partners." That's a very optimistic outlook especially considering Fox's Marvel movies are often hit-and-miss. Let's hope these three aren't misses.