Nic Cage Talks about 'Ghost Rider 2' and 'Kick Ass'

by Joey Paur

Damn it to hell! leave it to Nicolas Cage to ruin my day. First of all the thought of a sequel to 'Ghost Rider' makes me sick. Do we really want or need to have this movie made? No. The first one was absolutely horrible. Why make another bad movie? Cage recently talked with about it and here is what he had to say:

"Yes, actually, had a nice meeting with the studio about 3-months ago, and we talked about going international with that character. Taking him into Europe, having him go on a motorcycle tour through Europe, and he's connected with the church, if you can believe that. So it sort of has elements to it that are very much in the zeitgeist, with The Da Vinci Code and things like that."

Good grief. That sounds awful! Oh and according to Dark Horizons he said Johnny Blaze will be working with different religious figures.

Now on to Mark Millers 'Kick Ass' movie adaptation being directed by Matthew Vaughn. Cage thinks he is perfect for the part and here is why:

As I continue working in film I want to try to keep it as organic and honest as possible, and I am that kid. I'm the kid that would dress up like a superhero, sneak out of the house at 10 o'clock at night, jump around pretending I was fighting crime. It was a good match because it's definitely sincere. I play a guy named Damon, the father of Mindy who is "Hit Girl" and I'm "Big Daddy,"

You know what? I use to do the same thing, but haven't all of us geeks? This means we are all qualified to be in this movie. I have confidence Matthew Vaughn can pull this 'Kick Ass' movie off. He has said that he wants to stay true to the comic book. That would mean to keep in the major violence right? Now here is the big problem and why Nic Cage is not right for the role he tells MTV:

"When I said ‘yes' to this movie, it was to a script, Then I started seeing the comics which are pretty far out in terms of violence. But I think Matthew and the script have a different style to it."


"I'm not fond of gratuitous violence," said Cage, who will play the role of a retired cop determined to take down a druglord.

We reported not to long ago that Chloe Moretz will play the obscenity-spewing, sword-wielding daughter of Cage's character.

So how will the crazy comic book gratitous violence of the "Kick-Ass" translate to the screen? According to Cage:

"there will be some moments of action that will be violent, but there will be a sense of elegance to it. [Matthew Vaughn] doesn't want to get gratuitous with it," said Cage, who added, "At least that's what Matthew has told me."

Wow. So there are going to be some moments of violence? How do you do that with a Comic book full of it? I'm a little confused as to what the real story is here. Is Vaughn going to make a 'Kick Ass' movie or not? This news has temporarily killed my buzz for the movie.