There hasn’t been a film adaptation of Ghost Rider in a very long time. Fans are hoping things will change now that Marvel has purchased the rights from Sony. Recently, Keanu Reeves discussed the potential of playing Ghost Rider in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as fans continue to suggest candidates for the famous role.
The Ghost Rider is one of the most iconic characters in Marvel Comics. The fictional character has connections to the supernatural realm and fights off against a variety of demonic threats throughout the years, including Lucifer himself. Empowered by the Spirit of Vengeance Zarathos, the Ghost Rider moniker has been passed down to a variety of characters, though is most often associated with Johnny Blaze.
During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss his comic book BRZRKR, Keanu Reeves opened up about which Marvel character he would want to bring to life. Reeves did express his interest in making Ghost Rider come to life for the big picture, although joking that he is more fit for the role of the protagonist in his own comic.
10-year-old me would want to — I think he’d probably want to be Ghost Rider.
Given that Phases 4-6 of the MCU’s Multiverse Saga are still in progress, it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility for either Cage’s Johnny Blaze or Luna’s Robbie Reyes to make a comeback as the franchise’s Ghost Rider. However, there is still a chance that Reeves will get the chance to play the part given how eagerly Marvel Studios wanted to include him in the MCU and how the actor continues to show an interest in the comic book genre in films like the recently released DC League of Super-Pets and the upcoming Constantine 2.
The character was last played by Nicholas Cage. The veteran actor memorably brought the Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider to life with the 2007 film and its 2011 sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, which have garnered cult followings for his performance as the titular protagonist. Since then fans have been eagerly waiting for the character’s return to the screen.
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