Nicolas Cage returns as Marvel Comics' hellspawn superhero, coming February 2012.
Well, when you're tasked with making a sequel to a thoroughly terrible and un-liked film, why not just take the kitchen sink, douse it in gasoline, set it on fire, and then drop kick it through a plate glass window?
That's essentially what the directing duo of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (the "masterminds" behind the Jason Statham-has-sex-while-running-at-full-speed WTFness "Crank") have done with "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." They have nothing to lose, so they are firebombing everything they can in an effort to maybe, hopefully, entertain someone even if by accident.
The original "Ghost Rider," in case you need reminding, was an unmitigated disaster. So bad, it made director Mark Steven Johnson's other Marvel Comics attempt - the laughable Ben Affleck dropped ball "Daredevil" - look like "Iron Man" in comparison.
But Nicolas Cage has opted to try again and, like we said, this is so insane it may at least score points for trying.
And we'll admit - the new blackened skull, black smoke and melted leather look for the Rider is a vast improvement.
"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" sets fire to your face February 17, 2012.