First Look Photos: Neveldine/Taylor's 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance'
These were revealed earlier in the week, but we decided to wait until clean versions hit - and here they are. Straight from the pages of Empire comes the first three photos introducing us to the new Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, directed by Crank's Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor. Yes, Nicolas Cage is back as Johnny Blaze, but even more importantly, he's back as Ghost Rider, the badass demon from hell. If you didn't hear, the Comic-Con footage impressed all of us, but don't worry, this will kick ass. "We didn't really consider the first movie, at all, in making this. We just wanted to make a great movie, on its own terms."
As seen in the last photo above, Idris Elba also stars in this along with Nicolas Cage, Ciarán Hinds as the Devil, and Johnny Whitworth as the villain Blackout (not pictured). Now you know what I'm talking about regarding Ghost Rider having a flaming head almost the entire movie, not just a few scenes like in the first. "This version, we wanted to give people what we think comic book fans really want to see with Ghost Rider. It is darker and more intense. He is from a nightmare. He will scare the hell out of you," Taylor told Collider. Sony/Columbia is releasing Spirit of Vengeance in theaters February 17th, 2012 next year.