Nicolas Cage had never made a sequel until National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Now, that franchise seems to have whet his appetite to return to other characters too. The most likely candidate would be the comic book superhero Ghost Rider.
“All they have to do is call,” said Cage. “I would love to see that happen. That would be fun.”
Presumably, Mark Steven Johnson and Avi Arad have Cage on speed dial. They will, however, have to follow his mandate. “If I think there’s room to grow with the character and if you can make it better than the original, absolutely.”
Making the sequel better than the original might not be too hard a feat, considering that critics gave Ghost Rider a 27 percent Tomatometer rating. Then again, it made $45 million in its opening weekend run…
Let the Rotten Tomatoes readers debate what would constitute an improvement over the original Ghost Rider!