Here’s a jaw dropping moment for you – Columbia Pictures is actually revving up production on a second Ghost Rider film.  David Goyer is in talks to write the script, with the expectation that Nicolas Cage will reprise his role as Johnny Blaze.

The “Ghost Rider” push comes amid a flurry of activity with Marvel characters at Sony, Fox, Universal and Paramount. The movement is necessary for those studios to retain rights to their respective Marvel superheroes.

With this revelation, it makes perfect sense for Columbia to jump on a sequel in order to keep Marvel (and thus Disney) from snagging back the film rights to the property.

via Variety

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  1. Navarre
    September 23, 2009 at 10:56 pm — Reply

    This wouldn’t help them retain rights indefinitely would it? Once Disney takes over wouldn’t any future use of the character be Disney’s? Is it just to get as much out of the character as they can before that happens or is there a legal precedent at work here?

  2. September 23, 2009 at 11:31 pm — Reply

    If Columbia owns the film rights, the only way they would lose those rights is if they let the property languish. As long as they continue to produce movies, or show that they are actively pursuing a movie, they’ll keep those rights away from Marsney.

    • September 23, 2009 at 11:52 pm — Reply

      I thought it was Disvel?

  3. davek
    September 24, 2009 at 1:04 am — Reply

    An open letter to Jesus:

    Dear Jesus,
    I’m sorry. Whatever I did, I am sorry. If this is because I cheated on my Spanish exam in tenth grade, I am sorry. If this is because I broke up poorly with my ex when I was 19, I am sorry. If this is because I really didn’t have as many work dinners as I claimed on my taxes, I am sorry. Whatever I did, I am sorry. I will never…EVER… do it again. Please, don’t do this. I have learned my lesson. I will never do it again. This hurts me, Jesus. This hurts me. Please. I have learned my lesson.

    In pentience,
    dave k.

    • Navarre
      September 24, 2009 at 7:47 am — Reply

      You have made Baby Jesus cry. It is too late for penance. Whoeevr said your god was a forgiving god, lied.

      “Movie Ghost Rider” points at you and judges: “Guilty!”

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