When it comes to the fictional universe of superheroes and anti-heroes, then we obviously cannot give a miss to Ghost Rider. Well, if you have been reading American comics with great interest, then you must be knowing that this name has been shared by many heroes and villains. All have been published by Marvel Comics.
The Ghost rider which we are referring to is a stunt master riding a bike. He does not have a pleasant appearance, as he is shown with a skull face and fiery hairstyle. Still, the character looks cool in its portrayal. Briefing you about Ghost Rider, reveals the story of Johnny Blaze. He agrees with giving his soul to Mephisto, an arch-demon or Satan.
Becoming skull head
Then comes the incident at night, when Johnny discovers that the hellfire has devoured his flesh, making him a flaming haired-skull man. He drives a motorbike that has a fiery feature and displays hellfire blasts coming out from his body mostly from his hands that are also in the skeleton. Johnny finally comes to know the truth that he has joined Zarathos, a demon. This character has been seen as Ghost Rider long ago from 1972 – 1983.
The following series of the Ghost Rider came during the 90s featuring Danny Ketch, a new character in the titular role. He also has a sister who is harmed by ninja gangsters. Danny finds a motorbike that is bewitched with mystical powers to control the Spirit of Vengeance.
In the 90s, it showed the return of old Ghost Rider Johnny Blaze as a supporting cast. Later it came out that he is the elder brother of his lost long brother Danny and his sister. Then in 2000, Johnny once again became the Ghost Rider even though for a short period succeeding the second one in the lead, Danny Ketch. Later on, the title of Ghost Rider goes to a new character Robbie Reyes, an initiative by Marvel NOW!
Other than top superheroes like Spiderman and Superman, Ghost Rider also made its entry into the list of ‘Top 100 Comic Book Heroes’. One of the legendary actors of Hollywood, Nicolas Cage, portrayed the titular character in the film based on Ghost Rider. The film came long ago in 2007. He even performed in the sequel of the film titled Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Many comic fans who have loved watching Ghost Rider and its sequel are eagerly anticipating Ghost Rider 3. So is it going to hit the screens or is it canceled by its makers? Let’s find out in this article.
|TV Series:||Ghost Rider|
|Created by:||Roy Thomas, Gary Friedrich, & Mike Ploog|
|Star cast:||Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, & others|
|Place Of Origin:||United States|
|First release:||February 16, 2007|
|Box Office:||$228.7 million|
The story of Ghost Rider begins when Mephistopheles, a demon, sends his private agent of the doomed, the Ghost Rider, to recover the contract of San Venganza for monitoring 1000 amoral spirits. After finding out the true intention of Mephistopheles in getting power to rule the earth and making it a planet of hell, the Ghost Rider puts down his offer and goes away with an agreement.
After that, the demon approaches a young teenager named Johnny Blaze. He puts up an offer to cure his father of cancer in exchange for his (Blaze) soul. Then in the next day, Johnny finds out that his father gets cured of cancer, but still he passes away due to burns he suffered from the accident while performing a stunt.
Johnny feels cheated by what was promised to him and what had happened. He accuses Mephistopheles of becoming the cause of his father’s demise, but the demon gets stuck to its side regarding the completion of a contract. He commits to meet Johnny once again. And so comes the entry of Blackheart, the son of demon father Mephistopheles. He is aided by 3 fallen angels representing 3 main elements of nature – Water, air, and earth. The main motive of Blackheart is to search for the contract of San Venganza, which has been missing.
Johnny becomes the stunt rider
In the later years, Johnny establishes himself as an able motorbike stunt rider. He rushes towards Roxanne Simpson, who has been his ex-love. She works as a news reporter. She was abandoned by Johnny after the death of his father. Johnny finally persuades her to be part of his dinner date.
Johnny is made the new Ghost Rider by Mephistopheles, who strikes a deal with him in returning his soul if he manages to bring down Blackheart, his son. Johnny fully turns into a Ghost Rider, with his skeleton face, annihilating Gressil, the earth angel. After that, Johnny, the new Ghost Rider, finds the use of the Penance Stare. It is a power that makes mortals go through the pain just the way they have given to others.
Meeting Caretaker and revelation to Roxanne
In the movie, there is a character named Caretaker, who is well-equipped with the history of Ghost Rider. He gives assurance to Johnny about the reality of what will happen once again at night when an evil spirit is closer to him. After he meets with the caretaker, Johnny searches for his lady love Roxanne, who is on her mission of reporting news based on events that happened last night.
Meanwhile, at home, Johnny makes every effort to monitor his firepower. Before leaving the town Johnny visits Roxanne and tells her about his identity as a bounty hunter who works for a devil. She does not affect what Johnny tries to explain to her, and walks away not believing what he said. Not divulging enough details, please watch the movie instead and know what happens next.
Will there be Ghost Rider 3?
The poor performance of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and no further interest from Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage has lessened the hope of Ghost Rider 3. But according to new reports, Matrix star Keanu Reeves has expressed interest to become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the MCU has not officially confirmed about him being the next Johnny Blaze aka Ghost Rider?