Norman Reedus continues to fuel Ghost Rider rumors
Ghost Rider hopeful Norman Reedus continues to fuel the fire of the idea of him playing the iconic Marvel character. The actor consistently pitched for the role by posting and liking plenty of fan art of him in the role. Reedus has even had a bunch of interviews where he confirms he wants in on the character. Now today he has reignited the flames by posting new fan art of himself as Ghost Rider.
in a new instagram story, Reedus released a fan description of what he might look like as Ghost Rider. The art appears to have chosen an image of the actor as Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead on a motorcycle and added a blaze in the background and flames on the bike. If this fan art is any indication, Reedus would be a pretty good fit if Marvel Studios did something with the character.
Nicolas Cage previously starred as Johnny Cage/Ghost Rider in Sony’s multiple attempts at the character. With Marvel Studios using the multiverse as a major plot device, it wouldn’t be too crazy of an idea that we could see Cage return to the role. The actor recently revealed to ComicBook.com if anyone at Marvel has reached out to him about returning to the role.
“Not yet, no,” Cage replied when asked if he’d ever spoken to Marvel’s Kevin Feige or vice versa about each other’s work. “That didn’t happen, but what’s interesting is that nobody asked me to go back to Ghost Rider. It was a question that was asked, and they weren’t asking about Ghost Rider, they were asking ‘What do you think of the Marvel movies?’ And I gave my opinion on that.”
When asked if he had any interest in reprising the role, Cage said, “Ghost Rider is an amazing character. I mean, he’s a complicated character. It’s kind of like, how do you tell the story of Faust in the context of this universe? Because he’s a very philosophical character. I think that makes him special compared to other superheroes.
In the comics, Johnny Blaze is a stunt motorcyclist who bonds with the demon Zarathos to become the Spirit of Vengeance after a deal with the demon Mephisto. Using his Hellfire powers for good, Blaze rides a fiery Hell Cycle as he battles supernatural threats from the Marvel Universe.
Cage played Blaze in ghost rider and its sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. Gabriel Luna played Robbie Reyes, an alternate version of Ghost Rider, across 10 episodes of ABC and Marvel TV Agents of SHIELD. What do you think of Norman Reedus playing Ghost Rider for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Would you prefer him or Nicolas Cage in the role? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section or by hit our writer @NateBrail on Twitter!