The Caretaker reveals that it is hidden inside a spade, telling Johnny that he is more powerful than his predecessors because he sold his soul for love rather than greed, before giving the contract. Ghost Rider, the sometimes antihero – sometimes superhero of Marvel comics is set to return to our screens as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Johnny then returns home to find that Blackheart already has Roxanne. [35] Kevin's Team at Imageworks also created computer-generated motorcycles, chains, water, black goo, dementors and buildings. [29] In April 2006, the cast and crew performed last-minute reshoots in Vancouver. Years later, Johnny (Nicolas Cage) has become a stunt rider known for his dynamic stunts and for his uncanny ability to walk away from life-threatening crashes.

A sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, was released in 2012. "I'm playing him more as someone who... made this deal and he's trying to avoid confronting it, anything he can do to keep it away from him". Mephistopheles returns to give Johnny back his soul, but he refuses, vowing to use his powers to stop Mephisto whenever he harms the innocent. The film was shot in Victoria, Australia and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Ghost Rider was released on DVD, Blu-ray and UMD on June 12, 2007. Now an adult, Johnny is a very famous stuntman, worrying his team by pulling off increasingly dangerous stunts.

Johnny transforms into the Ghost Rider, his body burning, skin falling off his skeleton, and kills the earth angel Gressil. Infuriated, Mephistopheles vows to make Johnny pay and disappears with Blackheart's body. Patrick's team bore the brunt of the work as they created the fire using a custom pipeline that automated the set up starting with Maya animated geometry driving Maya Fluids, imported into Houdini and then rendered & composited on top of the live action plates. He returns to the Caretaker, who tells him of his predecessor Carter Slade, a Texas Ranger who hid the contract of San Venganza. Most casual fans wouldn’t have been too bothered if Marvel Studios never got around to rebooting Ghost Rider, but that all changed when Keanu Reeves found himself being heavily linked to … [34] The Hell Cycle's wheels, made of pure flames in the comics, were changed to be solid tires covered in flames in order to give the motorcycle more weight onscreen.[35].

Roxanne tells Johnny that he has his second chance and kisses him. Rebel Wilson as Girl in Alley Peter Fonda as Mephistopheles 7. [49] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave it a grade B. Johnny shoots Blackheart with the gun, which turns into a hellfire shotgun due to being in the shadows. Seeing that the agreement would give Mephistopheles the power to bring hell on Earth, the Rider refuses and escapes with it. [8] In 1997 Gale Anne Hurd was listed as producer, with Jonathan Hensleigh attached to write the script. She tosses the gun to Johnny, who infuses the weapon with his hellish power. [39], The following July, the studio presented a Ghost Rider panel at Comic-Con International and screened a teaser for the audience. Slade's voice then acts as narrator to close the film. [52] Although Eric Alt of the Chicago Tribune praised the computer-generated effects of the film, he also criticized it, calling it a "clumsy, lifeless outing".